SAN DIEGO — A San Diego County woman is suing the U.S. government, alleging negligent entrustment of a vehicle.
Sheerin Shemiran filed a complaint Jan. 16 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against the United States of America, alleging the defendant entrusted, permitted and ratified an individual to operate a motor vehicle at a speed greater than reasonable and prudent, violating the rights and safety of others on the roadways.
According to the complaint, on July 2, 2015, while driving her van eastbound on Washington Street in San Diego, Shemiran was at a complete stop due to traffic conditions. The suit says her vehicle was hit from the rear by a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol SUV driven by a government employee.
As a result, Shemiran says she suffered bodily injuries, incurred medical expenses and lost earnings.
The plaintiff alleges the defendant drove, maintained, permitted, authorized, entrusted, serviced, controlled, used and operated its automobile so as to proximately cause it to collide with another vehicle, leading to injuries and damages.
Shemiran seeks trial by jury, damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs of suit incurred, and all other relief the court deems proper. She is represented by attorneys Jeff R. Dingwall of Eight & Sand in San Diego, and by Jessica E. Lehr of Diaz & Lehr in San Diego.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 3:18-cv-00090-BEN-AGS