Four individuals sue King Coal Trucking for vehicle accident

By Kyla Asbury | Mar 15, 2016

LOGAN – Four individuals are suing King Coal Trucking LLC after they claim one of its employees caused a car accident that injured them.

Earl Jeffrey Jarrell was also named as a defendant in the suits.

On April 1, 2014, Sheila Allen was operating a 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer northbound on W.Va. 10, in which Charles Hammonds, Eleanor Hammods and Lavonna Graham were passengers and was stopped at a traffic signal near Strollings, according to four complaints filed March 4 in Logan Circuit Court.

The plaintiffs claim they suffered injuries and damages as a result of Jarrell’s acts and/or failures.

Jarrell owed the plaintiffs a duty to exercise reasonable care in the operation of his vehicle and breached his duty of care by operating his vehicle at an unsafe speed for the prevailing conditions and failed to maintain control of his vehicle, according to the suits.

The plaintiffs claim King Coal is responsible for Jarrell’s actions, as he was operating within the scope of his employment.

As a direct and proximate result of the defendants’ acts and/or failures to act and negligence, the plaintiffs suffered injuries and damages; incurred medical bills and other related expenses; suffered loss of enjoyment of life; suffered pain, mentally, physically and emotionally; and suffered lost wages, according to the suits.

The plaintiffs are seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. They are being represented by Samuel A. Hrko of the Segal Law Firm.

The cases are assigned to Circuit Judge Eric O’Briant.

Logan Circuit Court case numbers: 16-C-51, 16-C-52, 16-C-53, 16-C-54

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