A judge has upheld a $2.6 million jury award to a Kansas tourist in a lawsuit against Volusia County, Fla. The Plaintiff, Erin Joynt, suffered a skull fracture when she was run over by a truck driven by a lifeguard employed by Volusia County. The county had appealed part of the verdict handed down by a jury in favor of Ms. Joynt. She was injured while lying on the beach in 2011. The County had appealed a $600,000 portion of the verdict awarded for compensation for future medical bills and earning capacity. Ms. Joynt was also awarded $500,000 for past suffering and $1.5 million for future suffering. Reportedly, the county may still decide to seek a reduction in other amounts that made up the verdict. The Plaintiff was represented by John M. Phillips, a Jacksonville, Fla., lawyer. He did a very good job for his client in this case.
Source: Claims Journal and Daytona Beach News-Journal
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