A couple from Calhoun has filed a lawsuit against an ambulance company over a car accident that resulted in extensive injuries. The lawsuit claims that the ambulance drove their vehicle off of the road as the ambulance changed lanes. The West Virginia couple alleges that driver negligence was the cause of the car accident.
The accident occurred as the couple was driving along Interstate 79 in Monongalia County. The ambulance driver allegedly tried to merge into their lane, forcing the driver off of the road. Consequently, both the driver and the passenger suffered significant physical damage.
According to the details listed in the lawsuit, the West Virginia woman suffered head, neck, back and knee injuries. The husband, who was driving at the time of the collision, suffered back damage and an injury to a knee. Their vehicle was also totaled in the accident. The driver of the ambulance apparently admitted that he was distracted at the time of the accident and that he did not see the car before he attempted to merge. While it is not specifically stated, the couple is presumably seeking recovery for medical and other expenses incurred from the incident.
A personal injury lawsuit is a manner of legal recourse available to those who have been injured because of the negligence of others. When filing a civil claim, those seeking restitution must present appropriate evidence that validates any claim made in the suit. Personal injury compensation could be granted to those who have suffered in a car accident caused by the negligent, reckless and/or irresponsible actions of others. A close evaluation of the individual case will determine if a civil claim is an option.
Source: The West Virginia Record, "Ambulance company, driver blamed for I-79 accident", Annie Cosby, Nov. 4, 2014