State Farm seeks to recover amount paid to insured over collision with BBU Services of WV truck

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 17, 2018

HUNTINGTON – An insurance company is seeking damages from a Cottageville man and a Kenna employer over a collision in Barboursville.

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. filed a complaint in Cabell Circuit Court against Emerson C. Whitlock and BBU Services of WV LLC alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 20, 2017, its insured Michael A. Burcham was involved in an auto accident due to the negligence of Whitlock, who was operating a Mack truck owned by BBU, at or near the intersection of US-60 and Interstate 64 in Barboursville. The plaintiff incurred certain property damages in the amount of $8,387 as a result of the damages to Burcham's vehicle, the suit states. 

The plaintiff holds Whitlock and BBU Services of WV LLC responsible because defendant Whitlock allegedly failed to keep a safe and proper lookout and failed to maintain an assured safe distance and BBU allegedly failed to properly train its employee.

The plaintiff seeks judgment in its favor in the amount of $8,387, with pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and such other proper relief. It is represented by Christopher P. Deegan of Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Cabell Circuit Court case number 18-C-380

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