September 2023, Kern County.   Defendant was backing up a dump truck on a highway repaving job when he struck plaintiff.  Plaintiff taken by ambulance to the hospital, later had multiple spinal injections, and a two-level laminectomy, formenectomy, discectomy and fusion.  Was recommended for a Spinal Cord Stimulator, and blackboarded over $600,000 in past wage loss, and past and future medical bills.  Asked for $4,600,000.  Was offered $695,000.  The jury awarded nothing after less than 45 minutes of deliberations.