A jury in Nassau County, Fla., awarded nearly $13 million recently to a woman whose life was forever changed by a collision with a poorly-lit log truck in 2005. Kecia Huckleby, who was 17 years old at the time, was riding home with her boyfriend on September 14, 2005. They were on a state highway near Hilliard, Fla., when a log truck attempted a U-turn in the dark just beyond the crest of the hill. Ms. Huckleby and Chandler Crumbley, the driver, received life-threatening injuries in the crash. The truck driver, Mark Masters, came out of the collision unharmed.
The jurors found the truck’s driver, along with the trucking company, John T. Lee Inc., at fault and responsible for the wreck. The Florida Department of Transportation was found partially at fault for not posting a “no U-turn” sign on the road.
Ms. Huckleby suffered serious head injuries, was in a coma and has little memory of the crash. According to her mother, Rhonda Huckleby, the journey for her daughter has been very difficult. The jury assigned partial blame to Ms. Huckleby, because she was not wearing a seat belt. Crumbley, who was driving the car, was also found by the jury to be partially at fault, but not responsible for the wreck. Robert Link, who is with Pajcic & Pajcic, located in Jacksonville, Fla., represented the Plaintiffs and did a very good job.
Source: news4jax.com and lawyersusaonline.com
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