Maricopa County Jury Awards Phoenix Man $5.9 Million in Personal Injury Lawsuit

A Phoenix man was awarded $5.9 million for injuries sustained during a fall at a construction site.A man who reportedly endured significant medical problems during a volunteer construction project won a personal injury lawsuit he had filed, according to reports.

A Maricopa County Superior Court jury awarded Ronald Day, a 42-year-old resident of Phoenix, $5.9 million this week in connection to an accident that allegedly occurred in Rocky Point, Mexico, in 2006.

According to a lawsuit filed on behalf of Day by his personal injury attorney, Day suffered brain and back injuries during a volunteer trip he went on with his local church. Day was reportedly helping to build a church roof in Rocky Point when the injury took place.

KTAR News reports Day’s injury lawyer filed the suit against the Central Christian Church and Amor Ministries. Day was 37 years old at the time of the alleged incident, and he claimed he was severely hurt when he stepped on a rafter board during construction, falling below where he landed on a concrete floor.

Day reportedly burst his vertebrae during the accident at the church site. Further, he said he sustained damage to the frontal and temporal lobes in his brain as a result of the alleged fall. Day was reported to have undergone surgery to treat his injuries, during which two rods were used to fuse five vertebrae together.

Day’s injury attorney argued that Day was unable to operate business ventures he owned as a result of the effects of the fall. His lawsuit alleged he lost his businesses because of his inability to work, and that he still suffers from pain caused by the fall at the construction site in Mexico.