R.S. was injured on the job. He was working in Hollywood, Florida. He stepped on a forklift which jumped backward and crushed his left foot. He spent 10 days in the hospital, and his doctors were unable to save his foot, which had to be amputated. Worker’s compensation paid his medical bills.
His attorneys also sued Nationwide Lift Trucks, the company that serviced the forklift. Nationwide worked on the forklift the day before the accident. His attorneys found evidence that Nationwide’s repairs to the brake system caused the forklift to malfunction.
The jury found against Nationwide. The jury’s verdict ordered Nationwide to pay $5,900,000 to R.S.