Erin Joynt, 36, was awarded $2.6 million by a jury in her civil suit against Volusia County in Florida for a 2011 accident when she was run over on Daytona Beach Shores while sunbathing.
The accident caused Joynt's face to be paralyzed on the left side. In court, she also said she has hearing and vision loss and aches and pains from the incident.
A Florida statute protects the the county from liability of a claim exceeding $200,000. That means Joynt's award will go before the state Legislature for approval.
Earlier this year, the county settled with Joynt's husband for $134,000 and with her two children each for $15,000 from the accident. Read More