Ronald McCoy was operating a forklift on the job when the machine tipped over and caused Ronald to sustain a broken leg. The defense argued that Ronald was not certified to operate the forklift, as well as, he was not wearing a seatbelt and should not have jumped out; therefore, the accident was his own fault.
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Ronald's lawyer argued the forklift tipped over because the roofing company did not properly load the debris pan. Ronald 's broken leg required surgery. A settlement of $2M plus a waiver of a $900,000 workers compensation lien was agreed upon.