WV Woman Sues Collision Center, Driver for Devaluation of Vehicle

WV Woman Sues Collision Center, Driver for Devaluation of Vehicle

The plaintiff said the crash diminished the value of her car, and the repair did not return it to its pre-accident condition.

A Charleston, WV, woman sued Todd Judy Collision Center for the diminished value of her vehicle after an accident.

Ganesh Bedre Madhur, Patricia Pugh and Todd Judy Collision Center were all named as defendants in the suit.

Cynthia Gerau's child, J.G., was driving Gerau's car on Bendview Drive in Charleston on Sept. 30, 2022, when Pugh, who was driving a vehicle owned by Madhur, crossed the double yellow line and struck J.G., according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Gerau claims after the crash, Todd Judy Collision Center prepared an estimate of record of the plaintiff's vehicle.

The value of the plaintiff's car diminished and after repair, the damaged vehicle was not returned to the condition it was in before the accident.

"Every day adds to the loss of use claim and announce and inconvenience," the complaint stated. 

Gerau claimed the crash violated state laws.

The defendants' actions toward the plaintiff were negligent and caused damages as a result of the negligence and carelessness of the defendants, according to the suit.

Gerau is seeking compensatory damages. She is represented by Kevin Davis in Charleston.

The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Stephanie Abraham.

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