Woman Struck by Car Running Red Light wins $630,000

A Palm Beach County circuit court jury awarded $630,000 to a Palm Beach Gardens nurse injured when a car ran a red light on Belvedere Road. “Linda Jacobs’ shoulder blade was shattered when a car driven by Nicki Kurnitsky crashed head on into Jacobs’ car near Palm Beach International Airport”, said William E. Johnson, attorney for Jacobs. The impact occurred at approximately 45 M.P.H. and both vehicles were declared a total loss.

As a result of the collision, Ms. Jacobs sustained three fractured ribs and a shattered right shoulder blade which is now permanently deformed, resulting in chronic ongoing pain. Prior to trial, Attorney William E. Johnson demanded $550,000 and when the defendant only offered $300,000, the case went to trial.