TransAm Trucking named in suit over Wheeling parking lot collision

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 20, 2017

WHEELING – The next friend of a deceased Missouri woman is seeking damages on behalf of the estate after the woman was injured in a collision with a tractor-trailer in a Wheeling parking lot.

The estate of Linda Fay Fraire, deceased, and Teresa Anderson, as next friend and on behalf of the estate of Linda Fay Fraire, filed a complaint Nov. 9 in Ohio Circuit Court against TransAm Trucking Inc. and John Doe and/or Jane Doe alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 11, 2015, Linda Fay Fraire was in a motor vehicle when defendant Doe caused the tractor-trailer owned by defendant TransAm to strike Fraire's motor vehicle in the parking lot of the TA Wheeling Travel Center. The suit states she suffered physical injuries and psychological damages requiring medical treatment up to the date of her death on Oct. 29, 2016. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney's fees, costs and such other just and proper relief. She is represented by Troy N. Giatras of The Giatras Law Firm PLLC in Charleston. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Ronald Wilson.

Ohio Circuit Court Case number 17-C-313

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