Louisiana Woman Sues Trucking Company for Negligence

A Louisiana woman is suing an out-of-state trucking company, and its employee over injuries sustained in a two-vehicle incident occurring last year.

Diamond Virgil filed suit against Merrill G. Bush, McLane Trucking, Inc., his employer, and the Insurance Company of Pennsylvania for injuries allegedly sustained as a result of the defendants’ negligence.

Virgil’s complaint states that she was driving eastbound on LA-48 on September 26, 2014, and had stopped at a red light at the intersection of LA-48 and Williams Boulevard.  It was at this time that she was rear-ended by Bush’s vehicle, which struck with such force that it pushed Virgil’s vehicle into the intersection.

According to the suit, Bush was operating within the scope and course of his employment under McLane Trucking, Inc.  Bush is alleged to have been driving distractedly, negligently following too close, and failed to exercise due care under the circumstances.

Because of Bush’s negligence, Virgil purportedly suffered bodily injuries, which in turn caused her to suffer lost wages, medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, mental pain and anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life.  As such, Virgil is seeking general and special damages, in addition to court costs.

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