|Volume Number: 30
Category(s): STIPULATED CLAIMS
|Opinion Issued August 27, 2013|
|DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS|
Claimant appeared pro se.
Andrew F. Tarr, Attorney at Law, for Respondent.
| PER CURIAM:
This claim was submitted to the Court for decision upon a Stipulation entered into by Claimant and Respondent wherein certain facts and circumstances of the claim were agreed to as follows:
1. On December 18, 2012, the Claimant, Larry Harris, was traveling along W. Va. Route 25 near Nitro, Putnam County, when his 2012 Chevrolet Volt struck sign post remnants in the clear zone of the roadway.
2. Respondent was responsible for the maintenance of W. Va. Route 25, which it failed to maintain properly on the date of this incident.
3. As a result of this incident, Claimant’s vehicle sustained damage in the amount of $195.57. The Claimant’s collision insurance requires a $250.00 deductible amount; therefore, no limitation applies to the Claimant’s award.
4. The Court finds that the amount of $195.57 is fair and reasonable.
The Court has reviewed the facts of the claim and finds that Respondent was negligent in its maintenance of W. Va. Route 25 on the date of this incident; that the negligence of Respondent was the proximate cause of the damages sustained to Claimant’s vehicle; and that the amount of damages agreed to by the parties is fair and reasonable. Thus, Claimant may make a recovery for the damage.
It is the opinion of the Court of Claims that the Claimant should be awarded the sum of $195.57 in this claim.
Award of $195.57.