HUNTINGTON — A self-employed truck tractor owner is suing Randy Davis, defunct company R. Davis Trucking Inc., company owner Randy Davis and truck driver Ralph Kennedy Conley, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.
James J. Jackson filed a complaint on July 25 in Cabell Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging that defendants Randy Davis and R. Davis Trucking negligently entrusted a vehicle to a very inexperienced driver.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 3, he was driving a tractor-trailer in wet conditions on Interstate 77, near Flat Top, in a southerly direction in the right lane of travel and was driving below the speed limit, when suddenly a tanker truck driven by Conley struck the plaintiff's vehicle, causing him to sustain injuries and damage to property. He also suffered physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of income and incurred medical expenses, he alleges. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because Davis Trucking and David allowed the operation of a vehicle by Conley, who allegedly negligently operated his tanker truck at a speed greater than reasonable, improperly drove his truck and failed to maintain proper lookout,.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants jointly and severally for all damages, plus pre- and post-judgment interest and for such other relief as the court may find just and equitable. He is represented by James D. McQueen Jr. of McQueen Davis PLLC in Huntington.
Cabell Circuit Court Case number 16-c-484