Judge upholds $2.6M jury award to tourist

Published On: Aug 19 2014 07:21:00 AM EDT
Updated On: Aug 19 2014 10:09:05 AM EDT

Erin Joynt was awarded $600,000 for compensation for future medical bills and earning capacity, 
$500,000 for past suffering and $1.5 million for future suffering.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -

A judge upheld a $2.6 million judgment awarded to a Kansas tourist whose skull was fractured when she was run over by a truck driven by a lifeguard.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Volusia County had appealed part of the judgment handed down by a jury in favor of Erin Joynt, who was injured while lying on the beach in 2011. The judge ruled Monday after the county had appealed a $600,000 portion of the judgment granted for compensation for future medical bills and earning capacity.

Joynt was also awarded $500,000 for past suffering and $1.5 million for future suffering. Deputy County Attorney Larry Smith says officials may still decide to seek a reduction in other amounts.

Joynt's attorney John Phillips says he will seek a speedy resolution.

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