Jury Says Truck Crash Victim's Family Entitled To Over $16M

By Adam Lidgett (January 19, 2017, 8:56 PM EST) -- An Alabama jury found Thursday that the family of a man killed in an October 2013 automotive crash involving the truck he was driving was entitled to more than $16 million in punitive damages over a defective cab guard.

The jurors found in favor of the family of Larry Albritton, who was killed after a truck he was driving crashed and caused the load of logs in the truck to shift and break through the truck's cab, striking Albritton. The jury found the cab guard in the truck, made by Merritt Equipment Co., was defective in its design.

"Truck drivers face...

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