PRINCETON – A motorist is suing over injuries she received when a driver allegedly crashed into the rear of her vehicle.

Deborah Lynn Coomes filed the suit May 20 in Mercer Circuit Court against Jeanette Cecil, citing negligence.

On June 28, 2014, Coomes was driving westbound on Morrison Street in Princeton, the suit says, adding that at the same time, Cecil too was driving westbound directly behind Coomes' car.

At one point Coomes had to slow and stop her vehicle in order to yield to another motorist that was ahead of her, the suit says. Cecil, however, failed to slow her vehicle and it collided with the rear of Coomes' car, according to the complaint.

Because of the accident, Coomes now has medical expenses, has lost wages and future earnings, has experienced pain and suffering and diminished capacity to enjoy life, and has other consequences and damages associated with her injuries, the suit alleges.

In addition to a trial by jury, Coomes seeks compensatory and punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees, court costs and other relief the court deems appropriate. She is represented by Robert D. Cline Jr. and Brian E. Bigelow of Farmer, Cline & Campbell PLLC in Beckley.

Mercer Circuit Court Case number 16-C-161-D3

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