$26 Million Awarded in Taxi Crash Case

Nearly 10 years ago, Marc M. Jacobs was traveling in a Yellow Taxi on I-294 when the taxi driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a traffic barrier. The crash left Mr. Jacobs with severe brain damage that ended his career as a real estate lawyer and permanently affected the quality of his life. Now, just this week, a jury has awarded Mr. Jacobs, and his wife, Debbie, $26 million dollars.

As the Chicago Tribune reports, the injury suit asserted that Mr. Jacobs suffered "injuries of a personal and pecuniary nature." The suit also named a number of losses Mrs. Jacobs suffered, including:

  • Loss of services
  • Support
  • Affection
  • Society
  • Companionship
  • Consortium of her husband

While the suit initially named a number of different parties responsible for the crash, the final ruling found only the taxi driver and the taxi company, Yellow Cab Affiliation, Inc. were responsible. In the end, Mr. Jacobs was awarded $21.99 million, while his wife was also awarded $3.96 million.

Ripple Effect of Loss

Brain damage is a particularly devastating result of any accident, chiefly because of its often permanent effects and the profound way it can alter our ability to function. When catastrophic injuries like this happen, it is prudent to also consider the effects of loved ones, as well. In Mr. Jacob's case, his wife's life was also permanently altered by his injury and that loss needed to be addressed in court with the seriousness it deserves.

If you or a loved one has been hurt due to someone else's negligence, then you and your family might be eligible to collect rightful compensation. Our team of experienced trial lawyers has recovered over $50 million dollars on behalf of our clients and continually strive to provide not only exemplary legal service, but also advocacy for those who have grievously wronged.

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