A man has filed a personal injury suit for a vehicular accident.


According to the suit John Lawrence Pauley III filed on October 13 in West Virginia’s Kanawha Circuit Court, he attended an August 2008 funeral with his girlfriend and accompanied her and other members of her family to a social establishment afterward.


Pauley claims that after he notified his girlfriend that he would be leaving and returning to his hotel room, he was persuaded by John Myers IV to sit with them in his car in the parking lot and listen to music.


Pauley claims that after entering the vehicle, Myers engaged the car, accelerated in the parking lot, and negligently, carelessly, and recklessly collided with a stationary post. The impact caused Pauley to be brutally tossed around the inside of the vehicle.


Pauley says that after the collision, Myers, with the assistance of at least two unidentified people, moved the vehicle from the parking lot and abandoned him.


The suit claims that Pauley suffered serious injuries, which were made worse due to Myers’ willful and malicious failure to render aid. According to Pauley, Myers failed in his duty to his passengers to exercise reasonable and ordinary care in the operation of his vehicle.


Pauley seeks damages for severe and permanent personal injuries, medical costs, physical pain and suffering, permanent physical impairment and scarring, lost capacity for enjoyment of life, medical costs, annoyance and inconvenience, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and emotional distress and mental anguish.

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