Mother, daughter file suits over two accidents

By Chris Dickerson | May 29, 2009

WINFIELD – May 2007 apparently wasn't a good month for a Putnam County mother and daughter.

Sharon Togger and her daughter Catherine A. Togger were involved in two automobile accidents that month, and both of those wrecks now have resulted in lawsuits.

They filed the first complaint May 1 in Putnam Circuit Court against Charleston Motors Inc. and Scott E. Jarrett.

The Toggers say Jarrett was working for Charleston Motor Company on May 3, 2007, when the 2004 Jeep he was driving collided with a 1998 Pontiac owned by Sharon Togger and driven by her daughter Catherine on U.S. 35 in Winfield.

According to the complaint, Jarrett was cited at the scene and arrested for driving on a revoked license and for DUI. He also provided a statement to Winfield police admitting fault, according to the complaint.

The Toggers say Charleston Motor Company was "grossly negligent" by allowing Jarrett to drive without a valid license.

Catherine Togger claims she suffered numerous injuries in the accident. She seeks compensatory damages for her injuries and expenses. Her mother claims loss of consortium and companionship.

In the second suit, filed May 19, the Toggers claim Scott Depot resident Nathan Boggs is responsible for an accident on May 26, 2007, on W.Va. 33.

Catherine Togger again was driving her 2000 Ford Taurus when Boggs hit her vehicle in which her mother was a passenger.

As with the other accident, the defendant was cited in an accident report by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department and admitted his negligence in a statement.

The Toggers again seek compensatory damages for injuries and expenses. They also claim loss of consortium and companionship.

Hurricane attorney Shawn D. Bayliss is representing the Toggers in both cases.

The Jarrett case has been assigned to Circuit Judge O.C. "Hobby" Spaulding, and the Boggs case to Circuit Judge Philip Stowers.

Putnam Circuit Court case numbers: 09-C-133 (Jarrett) and 09-C-156 (Boggs)

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