Construction Zone Improperly Set Up, Causing Collision

Plaintiffs' position was that the construction zone had not been properly set up. Verdict: $6,471,242.16. Pretrial offer: $200,000. This offer was increased during trial to $750,000, then to $1.7 million and then to $2 million. Each offer was rejected. Plaintiffs' verdict exceeded a previous statutory demand that was seven months old and, therefore, plaintiffs received costs and interest on top of the subject judgment (largest wrongful death verdict in Sacramento County history prior to Yslas verdict in 2004).