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Media Covers Ricardo Echeverria’s $17 Million Verdict in Riverside Superior Court

A Riverside Superior Court jury awarded Steven Meier $17 million after he had his right leg amputated below the knee due to being run over by a forklift in October 2013.

Mr. Meier, who was a security guard employed by Securitas Security Services, was patrolling at a PennySaver USA facility in Mira Loma, CA, when he was struck from behind by a forklift operating in reverse on October 20, 2013. The forklift crushed Mr. Meier’s right leg, dragging him several feet and degloving his lower limb. To dislodge Mr. Meier’s leg from underneath the forklift, a second forklift was brought in to lift the first forklift off of Mr. Meier.