A suit has been filed against the United States government and their employee, Gilbert Yribe Jr., as the result of a vehicular accident.
Cristian Chestnut filed a lawsuit on May 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, stating that Yribe failed to maintain control of his vehicle and caused injury. The petition alleges that on June 2, 2014, Yribe, an employee of the United States Navy, rear-ended Chestnut’s vehicle in a manner which lead to injury. The accident occurred in St. Tammany Parish. On April 28, 2015, Chestnut reportedly submitted an SF95 (Standard Form 95) to the Department of the Navy. An SF95 is used to present claims against the United States under the Federal Torts Claims Act (FTCA) for injury to self or property allegedly caused by a federal employee’s wrongful act or omission, so long as that act occurred within the scope of the employee’s federal employment.
The amount of damages sought is$5,010,000. The plaintiff has requested trial by jury and seeks damages plus interests, costs, and all general and equitable relief the court deems proper.