LOGAN — A Chapmanville resident is suing a West Virginia ambulance service, citing alleged negligence and vicarious liability.
Madonna Bledsoe filed a complaint on Oct. 29 in the Logan Circuit Court against Nicholas Alexander Justice and Stat EMS, LLC alleging that the defendants breached their duty to obey all federal and state laws in the operation of their ambulance vehicle in the public roadway.
According to the complaint, on Nov. 4, 2016, Madonna Bledsoe was operating her 1995 Ford 150 in a lawful and proper manner and traveling in the right northbound lane on US Route 119 when defendant Stat EMS ambulance merged into the lane, striking plaintiff's vehicle.
Upon information and belief, at the time of the collision, defendant Justice, who was operating the ambulance vehicle, was transporting a patient but allegedly did not have the emergency lights or siren on the ambulance activated.
The plaintiff holds Nicholas Alexander Justice and Stat Ems, LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to ensure it was safe to move the emergency vehicle from the right lane into the left lane.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for compensatory and punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorneys' fees, costs, expenses, and such other and further relief as the Court deems just and appropriate. She is represented by Robert D. Kline, Robert A. Campbell and Jennifer D. Roush of Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC in Charleston.
Logan Circuit Court Case number 18-C-235