A federal court jury awarded $7 million last month to the family of a truck driver who was killed when his vehicle collided with another truck in northern Arkansas. The jury found in favor of Roger Reagan’s family and against Dunaway Timber Co. and its driver, Morgan Quisenberry. Maverick Transportation, which employed the decedent, also sued because of damage to its truck, and was awarded $93,000.
Quisenberry’s truck was headed west on U.S. Highway 62 near Yellville on Sept. 3, 2008, when it crossed into the eastbound lanes and collided with the decedent’s truck. Quisenberry drove longer than U.S. Department of Transportation rules allowed and was fatigued. The driver, who had a bad driving record, had inadequate experience. Driving while fatigued or tired is just as dangerous as driving under the influence and is a definite safety risk. Kent Emison, a lawyer with Langdon & Emison, a firm located in Kansas City, Mo., represented the Reagan family and he did a very good job.
Source: Associated Press
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