In January of 2008, Joyce Jacobs was standing at an intersection waiting to cross the street, when an out-of-service city bus made a left-hand turn running her over and killing her. After the bus driver saw that he ran over Jacobs, he called the city’s Regional Transit instead of calling the police. John Jacobs, Joyce’s husband, filed a wrongful death claim against the city asking for $9 million.
Sacramento Regional Transit argued that Jacobs was in the middle of the street when the bus struck her, but the jury believed that she was in the lines of a crosswalk. The jury awarded pastor John Jacobs and his son $2.4 million for the death of Joyce Jacobs. The jury said that their deciding factor in the case was the fact that the bus driver didn’t call 911.
Wrongful death cases are tragic, because a family has lost a loved one and the accident could have been avoided. If you’ve lost a loved one under similar circumstances, contact a skilled JacksonWhite personal injury attorney. You can schedule a free consultation with Phoenix wrongful death lawyer, Jared Everton by calling 480-648-8928.