Marin jury awards $11.7M in personal injury case
SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—A Marin County jury has awarded $11.7 million to an elevator mechanic who claimed he suffered serious injuries during construction of a San Rafael hotel three years ago.
David Travis accused the general contractor, Spokane,Wash.-based Bison Builders, of failing to maintain a safe work environment at the Extended Stay hotel construction site in 2007.
Travis’ attorney, William Veen, tells the Marin Independent Journal Travis hit his head multiple times on scaffolding that was too low, suffering herniated discs.
Bison Builders disputed that Travis suffered those injuries at the construction site, pointing out that he didn’t report them until two months after he hit his head.