State Farm alleges tractor-trailer operator's negligence caused crash

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 10, 2018

PRINCETON — State Farm is suing a tractor-trailer owner, alleging negligence caused a crash.

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company filed a complaint in Mercer Circuit Court against AD Transport Express Inc. alleging the defendant's employee/driver failed to remain alert while driving.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 22, 2017, State Farm's insured vehicle driven by Phillip Austin was damaged due to the negligence of an AD Transport employee. As a result, the suit says State Farm incurred damages of $11,581.85. 

The plaintiff alleges AD Transport Express' driver changed lanes when it was not safe to do so and entered Austin's insured vehicle's lane without keeping a proper lookout.

State Farm seeks trial by jury, judgment of $11,581.85, post-judgment interest, court costs and all other proper and just relief. It is represented by attorney Christopher P. Deegan of Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP in Pittsburgh. 

Mercer Circuit Court case number 18-C-144

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