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CLARKSBURG – Two lawsuits have been filed against the United States Postal Service for injuries sustained from a car accident.

The United States and Christopher Alan Parrotta also were named as defendants in the suit.

On Dec. 18, 2013, the defendants were the owner of a postal vehicle being driven by Parrotta, who was employed as a postal worker, according to two complaints filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.

Dewey Lewis Tarley was a restrained driver of a 2000 Jeep Cherokee traveling east on Kingmont Road in Marion County when Parrotta negligently operated the postal service vehicle and caused a collision with the Jeep Cherokee.

Spencer Cole Tarley was a restrained passenger in Dewey Tarley’s vehicle.

Dewey Tarley sustained pain, suffering, anguish, annoyance and inconvenience; doctor, hospital and medical bills in excess of $3,306.20; the loss of ability to enjoy life and continue his normal pursuits; and property damage to the Jeep Cherokee in the amount of $5,685.

Spencer Tarley sustained pain, suffering, annoyance and inconvenience; doctor, hospital and medical bills in excess of $1,787.50; and loss of the ability to enjoy life and continue his normal pursuits.

Phillis Tarley, as administratrix of the Estate of Dewey Lewis Tarley; and Spencer Tarley are seeking compensatory damages in the amount of $20,685.20 and pre- and post-judgment interest. They are being represented by Forrest A. Bowen of Higinbotham & Higinbotham.

The cases are assigned to District Judge Irene M. Keeley.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia case numbers: 1:15-cv-00230, 1:15-cv-00231

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