VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A jury was seated Monday in the case of a tourist suing Volusia County.
For half the day Monday, attorneys for each side questioned the 17 potential jurors, asking questions about their interests and their jobs.
The jury could ultimately decide how much money Erin Joynt will receive from Volusia County.
It was one of two serious accidents on the beach involving Volusia County Beach Patrol, now called Volusia Beach Safety Ocean Rescue.
As a result of those incidents there were changes at Beach Safety, including the incorporation of smaller, safer vehicles like all-terrain-vehicles and smaller pickup trucks. But there are still some of the older, larger trucks still in use.
"We're trying to find out from each of our prospective jurors
Joynt's husband received $134,000 from the county, and for her children an additional $15,000.
The county and Joynt's attorney were in mediation but failed to reach a settlement.
The trial is expected to last all week.