WINFIELD - A woman is suing J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. for injuries sustained from a car accident allegedly caused by one of its employees.

Matthew R. Turner II was also named as a defendant in the suit.

On Oct. 11, 2011, Kathy Hammond was operating a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado on W.Va. 35 when Turner, who was operating a vehicle owned by J.B. Hunt struck her vehicle, according to a complaint filed July 29 in Putnam Circuit Court.

Hammond claims Turner was acting as an employee and/or agent of J.B. Hunt at the time of the motor vehicle accident.

As a direct and proximate result of Turner's negligent, careless and/or reckless conduct and the collision, Hammond suffered severe injuries to her body, including to her back, neck and various other parts of her body, according to the suit.

Hammond claims she incurred medical expenses; pain and suffering; physical limitations; a diminished capacity to enjoy life; annoyance and inconvenience; loss of household services; permanent impairment; mental anguish; future pain and suffering; and future medical services and consequent costs.

The defendant violated West Virginia code, according to the suit.

Hammond is seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Robert D. Cline Jr., Robert A. Campbell and Letisha R. Bika of Farmer, Cline & Campbell PLLC.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Joseph K. Reeder.

Putnam Circuit Court case number: 13-C-247




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