GRAFTON — A Taylor County woman is suing Ervins Auto Repair and several other individuals, claiming liability for nearly $18,000 in medical costs for an accident involving an tow truck.

Rebecca Scheuch filed a lawsuit Feb. 4 in Taylor Circuit Court against Ervins Auto Repair and Towing Inc., Vinton Edward Gillespie and John Does 1-10, alleging negligence and personal injury liability.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 12, 2014, the strap on a tow truck driven by Gillespie snapped, allowing the tractor trailer he was hauling to come loose and strike Scheuch’s car. Gillespie was working for Ervins at the time, and the unnamed defendants manufactured the allegedly defective strap.

The incident occurred on U.S. Route 119 South in Taylor County, the suit says. As a result of her injuries, Scheuch incurred ongoing medical costs, so far totaling $17,975; loss of wages of at least $247.81; and pain, suffering and anguish, according to the lawsuit.

Scheuch seeks past and future compensatory damages. She is represented by attorney Jo Marie Pitrolo of Higginbotham & Higginbotham PLLC in Fairmont, West Virginia

Taylor Circuit Court case number 16-C-6

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