Truck driver alleges Cody Energy's negligence caused injuries

By Philip Gonzales | May 25, 2018

PRINCETON — A Virginia truck driver is suing freight liner driver and owner, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Kevin Michael Wolfe filed a complaint April 18 in Mercer Circuit Court against Robert Stanley Bostic and Cody Energy Services Inc., alleging they violated the West Virginia Code.

According to the complaint, on Aug. 24, 2016, Wolfe was driving a Peterbilt truck on Crane Creek Road near Montcalm in Mercer County. The suit says Bostic, who was pulling a large haul drill in the course of his employment with Cody Energy, snagged an overhead power line, causing the power pole to break off and be pulled into Wofle's truck. 

Wofle says he sustained severe injuries, causing him to suffer lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering and inconvenience. The plaintiff alleges the defendants negligently hauled a load that that exceeded the maximum height allowed on public highways.

Wofle 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. He is represented by attorneys Robert D. Cline Jr., Robert A. Campbell and R. Chad Duffield of Farmer, Cline & Campbell PLLC in Charleston.

Mercer Circuit Court case number 18-C-115

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