A West Virginia company is facing a civil suit after one of its vehicles was reportedly involved in a truck accident. General Pipeline Construction, a company that constructs pipelines, was named as the defendant in the suit. The man who filed the suit claims that the truck accident left him with injuries and other damages.
The plaintiff filed the suit because allegedly, the company driver caused the accident by driving over the center line of the road. At the time of the accident, he was on a portion of the road known as "Three Mile Road" in Logan Country, West Virginia. The plaintiff's vehicle was struck by the company's vehicle and consequently, the victim suffered physical injuries.
Specifically, the lawsuit claims that the driver suffered from physical issues and other permanent consequences. The lawsuit was filed in order to collect needed monetary damages to cover expenses from the accident, as well as other costs. Victims of accidents who were caused by negligent or dangerous driving have the right to seek compensation from accident expenses, as well as recompense to alleviate the strain associated with post-accident emotional duress.
When driving a company vehicle, both the driver and the company could be held liable should an accident occur. Accidents happen frequently, but a victim could feel that he or she was needlessly injured or saddled with financial consequences because of the actions of another. In these situations, as illustrated by this truck accident lawsuit, the victim may be able to present sufficient proof against the defendant, including documentation and other evidence needed to validate the lawsuit.
Source: West Virginia Record, "Accident results in lawsuit against construction company", Matt Russell, July 22, 2014