CHARLESTON — A Kanawha County motorist is suing motor carrier operator and driver, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.
Aimee Danielle Crawford filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Hogan Truck Leasing Inc. and Richard J. Rose, alleging Rose failed to exercise the highest degree of care in operating a tractor-trailer.
According to the complaint, on June 16, 2016, Crawford was driving her 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier west on Interstate Highway 64 in Kanawah County. The suit says Crawford was injured when her vehicle was struck from the rear by a tractor trailer driven by Rose and owned by Hogan.
The lawsuit alleges the impact caused Crawford's vehicle to overturn and catch fire. The suit says she sustained injuries, resulting in medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of household service.
The plaintiff alleges Rose negligently changed lane when it as not safe to do so.
Crawford seeks trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney fees, court costs and expenses and all other just and appropriate relief. She is represented by attorneys Robert D. Cline Jr., Robert A. Campbell and Letisha R. Bika of Farmer, Cline & Campbell PLLC in Charleston.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-337