The Evans family changed forever in October 2012 when 10-year-old James died after being run over by a golf cart at a Boy Scouts of America recruiting event.
Now arguments are underway in the Harris County 129th District Court in a $50 million suit against the Boy Scouts of America, the local Sam Houston Council and the Sugar Land Baptist Troop 1845.
It was supposed to be an introduction to the Boy Scouts and it started like you might expect, with kids building tents, but it ended horribly.
James Evans was a Cub Scout when he was hit and killed by a golf cart at a Scout recruiting event at Stephen F. Austin State Park in Austin County.
“After more than two years we are excited that we get to present our case and the evidence to a jury,” said Joel Simon, the family’s attorney.
In opening arguments of the lawsuit, the Evans family claimed gross negligence by the Scouts and violations of the Scouts’ own safety policies—mainly by leaving children unattended while parents were being recruited for troop membership nearby.