CHARLESTON – A Waynesboro, Va., man is suing Anthony Pit & Lagoon after he claims one of its employees caused him injuries in a car accident.
Anthony Pit & Lagoon is doing business as Anthony P&L. Stanley Dean Akin was also named as a defendant in the suit.
On Sept. 25, 2015, Christian Scott Vargo was operating a 2004 Ford F-150 truck and was making a legal right turn from Irish Street onto U.S. 19 North in Summersville, according to a complaint filed on Aug. 11 in Nicholas Circuit Court and removed to federal court on Sept. 12.
Vargo claims Akin, who was operating a 2011 Peterbilt TT truck tractor with semi-trailer that was owned by Anthony, was traveling north on U.S. 19 and collided with his truck.
Akin was acting within the scope of his employment with Anthony at the time of the collision, according to the suit.
Vargo claims he suffered serious and permanent injuries to his body, including his left shoulder, incurred medical expenses in excess of $73,900. He also incurred a loss of income in excess of $5,000.
As a direct and proximate result of the negligence of the defendants, Vargo endured pain, suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress and permanent scarring, according to the suit.
Vargo is seeking compensatory damages. He is being represented by Kevin B. Burgess and Christopher Frost of Hamilton Burgess Young & Pollard.
The defendants are represented by Robert L. Massie and David Alan Holtzapfel of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia case number: 2:17-cv-03971