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Local attorney assists in $1.27M jury award to plaintiff

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A Dothan attorney was part of a legal team that represented a Eufaula man who received a $1.272 million jury verdict Tuesday for injuries sustained in an accident believed to be caused by a driver distracted by his cell phone.

Attorney Mark Andrews of Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge and Driggers in Dothan represented Michael Duey of Eufaula along with Myron Penn and Shane Seaborn of Penn and Seaborn in Clayton. The accident occurred in 2013 on U.S. Highway 231 South near Montgomery. The case was heard in Montgomery County.

According to documents related to the case, Gregory Moore was working for McKelvey Mechanical, an HVAC company located in Tuscaloosa, when he was driving a rented box truck on the road. Court testimony indicated Moore had exchanged numerous calls with the company in the moments leading up to an accident on the road in which Moore failed to see a school bus stopped ahead. Duey was following behind Moore when the accident happened and was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision. Duey suffered severe injuries and was in a coma for 31 days, according to testimony. No children on the school bus were hurt.

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