Truck driver, trucking company sued after wreck caused by alleged drunk driver

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau May 11, 2011, 6:00am

MARSHALL - A Tatum resident has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company after an allegedly intoxicated truck driver collided into her parked vehicle.

Lisa Licon filed suit against Karen Tusler Anderson and Fleet Global Services Inc. on April 28 in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.

According to the lawsuit, Licon's disabled vehicle was parked off of the roadway on Interstate 20 near Longview on Dec. 30, 2010, when the incident occurred. Defendant Karen Anderson, who was allegedly intoxicated, failed to stay in a single lane and struck Licon's vehicle.

Defendant Anderson is accused of negligence for failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to control her speed and failing to turn or take evasive action in an effort to avoid the collision.

Anderson is also accused of negligence for driving the vehicle recklessly with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of others and for operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.

Defendant Fleet Global Services is accused of negligent entrustment and hiring of Anderson.

The plaintiff is seeking damages for physical pain and mental anguish, physical impairment, disfigurement, medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of earning capacity, punitive damages, interest, court costs and attorney's fees.

Licon is represented by Garrett W. Wilson and Douglas C. Monsour of The Monsour Law Firm in Longview.

U.S. District Judge T. John Ward is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:11-cv00235

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