LOS ANGELES – A motorist alleges he was injured in a collision with a U.S. Postal Service employee in Los Angeles.

Takashi Watanabe filed a complaint on Nov. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against United States of America, United States Postal Service, Wendy Sura and Does 1 through 20 alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 12, 2014, he sustained physical injuries when he was rear-ended by Sura, a USPS employee, while driving on Second Street. The plaintiff holds United States of America, United States Postal Service, Sura and Does 1 through 20 responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to timely apply her brakes in order for her vehicle to avoid colliding with plaintiff's car.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks general damages of $5 million, compensatory damages, medical expenses in the amount of $1.5 million, loss of income in the amount of $2 million, property damage, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Raphael D. Javid, Tobin Ellis and Santo J. Riccobono of Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid in Beverly Hills.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division Case number 2:16-cv-08335-R-FFM

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