Two employers will have to fork over $1.5 million to the victim of a truck crash, following a California jury’s verdict.
Michial Jacobs was struck by a tractor trailer driven by Thomas Lloyd on Oct. 2, 2004. The truck was going 55 miles per hour.
Lloyd fell asleep at the wheel.
Police reports say Jacobs suffered a fractured rib and sustained a concussion.
Jacobs sued Lloyd’s employers, Pacific Transportation Services and Ernie Newland. The employers admitted liability for the crash but contested the extent of Jacobs’ injuries.
Jacobs says he also suffered an injury to his mid-back which resulted in chronic pain. He says he hasn’t been able to return to work as a carpenter.
The employers offered to settle for the insurance policy limits on the claim, but Jacobs rejected that.