A Kansas jury awarded $23.5 million in a lawsuit stemming from injuries in a semitrailer accident in New Mexico.
The U.S. District Judge reduced the actual award to nearly $15.3 million because the jury decided the driver of the other truck was only 65 percent at fault.
The truck driver tested positive for methamphetamine while driving a truck for Swift Transportation.
But subsequent tests by the plaintiffs’ lawyers showed the truck driver was backing up from a rest stop onto the highway when she hit the truck the plaintiff was riding in for Yellow Freight. The driver of the Yellow Freight truck was killed.
The plaintiff had about $5 million in medical bills. The rest of the verdict covered future medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Last December, an Arizona jury awarded $36.5 million to the family of a man killed in a collision with another one of its trucks.
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