WHEELING – A Pittsburgh woman is suing Lenzner Coach USA after she claims she was injured while on one of its buses.
On July 19, 2014, Veronica Robinson was a passenger on the defendant’s vehicle, operated by an unknown bus driver, traveling along Virginia Avenue in Wheeling, according to a complaint filed in Ohio Circuit Court and removed to federal court.
Robinson claims at the time that the vehicle was traveling on Virginia Avenue, the bus driver was speeding, driving erratically and failed to slow for a speed bump, crashing into it at an excessive rate of speed and the impact caused her to be sent airborne inside the vehicle.
The plaintiff sustained injuries, including a broken back, as a result of the bus driver’s speeding and erratic driving.
Robinson claims the bus driver had a duty to properly maintain control of the vehicle so as to prevent injury or harm to others and he had a duty to exercise reasonable care while operating his vehicle.
As a driver in West Virginia, the bus driver had a duty to operate his vehicle at a speed that was reasonable and prudent under the conditions so as to prevent injury or harm to others, according to the suit.
Robinson claims Lenzner is vicariously liable and/or liable under the doctrines of respondent superior and/or master/servant for the acts of its agent, servant, and/or employee for the injuries and damages she suffered and continues to suffer.
Robinson is seeking compensatory damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. She is being represented by Eric Chaffin and Patrick Booth of Chaffin Luhana LLP.
Lenzner is represented by Angela R. Winslow of Pion, Nerone, Girman, Winslow & Smith PC.
The case is assigned to District Judge John Preston Bailey.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia case number: 5:15-cv-00153