$8.2 Million Jury Verdict in Failure to Control Motor Vehicle and Keep Proper Lookout

Charles Jacobus, 55, was attempting to cross the street in order to catch a bus when the SUV driven by Shayla Randle struck him. Randle, a teenager, had obtained her driver’s license the previous day. Jacobus suffered multiple fractures and a frontal lobe injury.

Jacobus spent 58 days in the hospital. He now has partial vision loss and speech difficulties. He was a store cashier earning approximately $20,000 per year. He has not returned to work.

Jacobus sued Randle, alleging that she chose not to control her motor vehicle, did not drive in a safe manner, failed to keep a proper lookout and obey Florida traffic laws. The lawsuit also alleged the vehicle’s owner, her mother, was liable for negligent entrustment.

The jury signed a verdict for $8.2 million in favor of Jacobus.

The attorneys successfully handling this lawsuit were Brian LaBovick and Peter Hunt.

Jacobus v. Randle, Undisclosed Docket Number (Fla. Cir. Ct. Palm Beach County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling premises liability lawsuits, truck accident cases, bus accident cases, nursing home abuse lawsuits and catastrophic injury lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Franklin Park, Schiller Park, Schaumburg, Park Ridge, Mount Prospect, Glenview, Wilmette, Northfield, Glenview, Deerfield, Long Grove, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Lynwood, Forestview, LaGrange, Western Springs, Downers Grove, Oakbrook Terrace, Westchester, Chicago (Austin, Humboldt Park, Ukrainian Village, Noble Square, Belmont Central, Galewood, Lakeview, Roscoe Village, Irving Park, Ravenswood Manor, Kenwood, Douglas, Oakland, Woodlawn, West Englewood, Back of the Yards), Brookfield, North Riverside and Bellwood, Ill.

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