|Volume Number: 30
Category(s): STIPULATED CLAIMS
|Opinion Issued August 27, 2013|
|VICKI C. HOLSTEIN|
|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 March 8, 2013, the Claimant, Vicki Holstein, was traveling along I-64 near Charleston, Kanawha County, when her 2013 Hyundai Elantra struck a large rock in the travel portion of the road.
2. Respondent was responsible for the maintenance of I-64, 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 $219.56. The Claimant’s collision insurance requires a $500.00 collision deductible amount; therefore, no limitation applies to the Claimant’s award.
4. The Court finds that the amount of $219.56 is fair and reasonable.
The Court has reviewed the facts of the claim and finds that Respondent was negligent in its maintenance of I-64 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 $219.56 in this claim.
Award of $219.56.