Brian LaBovick and Peter Hunt, attorneys at LaBovick Law Group, obtained an $8.2 million settlement on behalf of a pedestrian struck by an SUV driven by a teenager.
On January 18, 2014, Charles Jacobus was attempting to cross North Military Trail to catch a bus when he was struck by an SUV traveling southbound on North Military Trail near 45th Street in West Palm Beach, Florida. The driver of the SUV was a teenager who had just obtained her Florida driver’s license one day earlier.
As a result of the accident, Mr. Jacobus suffered numerous fractures, and other personal injuries that required him to be hospitalized for 58 days. The accident also caused him to suffer a partial loss of vision and a frontal lobe brain injury that affected his speech. Mr. Jacobus was a cashier at Walmart at the time of the accident and has been unable to return to work since the accident.
“After six years of fighting we finally got a verdict for Charles. This is a huge win for the Jacobus family,” said Peter Hunt.
“This case is the epitome of what we consider part of our Core Culture and broad vision – which is to be Warriors for Justice,” stated LaBovick. “Mr. Jacobus has serious permanent injuries and will continue to fight to regain his life into the foreseeable future. This verdict will allow him to get the professional help he needs to safely navigate the rest of his life.”
The case was heard in-front of the Palm Beach Circuit Court Judge, Honorable Lisa Small, and took seven days with a panel of six jurors to reach a verdict. For further information, please contact the LaBovick Law Group at 561-625-8400.
About the LaBovick Law Group:
The LaBovick Law Group is a consumer plaintiff’s firm that was established in 1992. The firm has represented clients in Florida and throughout the United States with their legal matters and is committed to ethically and compassionately representing victims harmed by the willful, reckless or careless conduct of others. The LaBovick Law Group has settled and tried million-dollar cases with a single focus on getting the results our clients deserve.
The firm focuses on fighting for personal injury victim’s rights in Florida. They handle all serious injuries, car accidents, maritime accidents, wrongful death, slip & fall, toxic torts and product liability cases in addition to social security disability and worker’s compensation cases.
For more information on the LaBovick Law Group, visit the firm website at www.labovick.com.