LOGAN — Husband and wife are suing West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways, state agency, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

William Rogers and Cherry Rogers filed a complaint on Oct. 11, in the Logan Circuit Court against the defendant alleging that it allowed water contaminated with salt to leave its property and contaminate plaintiff's property.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that William Rogers and Cherry Rogers suffered damages, including but not limited to contamination of their property, diminution of value, corrosion, damage to paint and finishes of their automobiles. On Jan. 1, 2015, plaintiff Cherry Rogers began experiencing health issues, specifically with her liver. The plaintiffs holds West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently maintained and contained the road salt pile at the maintenance garage in its Amherstale facility.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant for compensatory damages, pre- and post-judgment interest and all other relief as the court deems proper. They are represented by John H. Skaggs of The Calwell Practice in Charleston.

Logan Circuit Court Case number 16-c-236

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