Appalachian Electrical Supply sued over car wreck

By Whitney Brakken | Nov 6, 2013

HUNTINGTON - Mason County residents are suing after allegedly sustaining injuries in an automobile accident.

Megan D. Bowling, as mother and next friend of Jacob Allen Woyan, an infant, filed a lawsuit Oct. 7 against Appalachian Electrical Supply Inc. and Brad Prince in the Circuit Court of Mason County, citing negligence and vicarious liability.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 1, 2006, Bowling and Prince were involved in a motor vehicle collision on West Virginia Route 2.

The plaintiff states Jacob Allen Woyan was a rear-seat passenger in her vehicle and the defendant was driving a motor vehicle owned by Appalachian Electrical Supply. According to the complaint, Prince failed to slow down and collided with the plaintiff's stopped vehicle, causing Jacob Allen Woyan to sustain serious injury.

The plaintiff is seeking an undisclosed amount in damages and is being represented in the case by attorneys Robert D. Cline, Jr., Robert A. Campbell and Eric M. Hayhurst of Farmer, Cline & Campbell PLLC.

The lawsuit was removed to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on Oct. 30.

In the removal notice, the defendants allege that the amount in controversy exceeds a $75,000 threshold for federal jurisdiction.

The defendants are represented by Sarah A. Walling of Jenkins Fenstermaker in Huntington.

Circuit Court of Mason County Case No. 13-C-152
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia Case No. 3:13-cv-27347

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