Mother sues Professional Transportation over car accident

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 27, 2013


CHARLESTON - A mother is suing Professional Transportation Inc. after she claims she was injured in a car accident.

Robert E. Ickes was also named as a defendant in the suit.

On June 27, 2012, Amber Smith and Cayleeanna Smith were in their vehicle when Ickes, who was operating a Chrysler TWC 2010 Mini Van owned by Professional Transportation, collided with the passenger side of Amber Smith's vehicle, according to a complaint filed Nov. 14 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Amber Smith claims the collision was a result of Ickes' negligence during the scope of his employment.

As a direct and proximate result of the defendants' negligent acts and reckless, willful and wanton conduct in violation of West Virginia law, Amber Smith suffered property damage to the vehicle and injuries to her head and neck, according to the suit.

Amber Smith claims she suffered great pain of body and mind; great emotional distress; was caused to incur expenses for medical attention and hospitalization; was prevented from transacting daily affairs; and Cayleeanna Smith was caused the loss of parental consortium, annoyance, inconvenience and mental anguish.

Amber Smith is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. She is being represented by S. Brooks West II and Kevin P. Davis of West Law Firm LC.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 13-C-2134

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