Mar 6, 2024

Size Matters: Morgan & Morgan Secures $120 Million Verdict, One of Largest Ever

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Jacob Rodgers was sitting in the passenger seat of his best friend’s truck when his life changed forever. A Gainesville city employee ran a stop sign and plowed into Jacob’s friend’s vehicle. Tragically, Jacob was paralyzed in the accident.

That was in 2016. 

Fast forward five years and Jacob (with the help of Morgan & Morgan) found justice in the form of a $120 million verdict against the city of Gainesville—one of the largest verdicts in Morgan & Morgan’s history.

From day one, the city refused accountability and claimed that their employee wasn’t in the wrong. But Morgan & Morgan attorneys Jeff Humphries, Brian McClain, and Brian Lee, who led the fight, were undeterred. The city’s driver was found 100% liable.

On Thursday, May 6th, an Alachua County jury awarded the massive verdict for “past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of household services to cover the cost of support he will need to do daily household tasks.”


Morgan & Morgan has a reputation for winning big at trial. We’re not afraid to refuse inadequate settlement offers (the city didn't offer Jacob a dime) and we're always ready to go to trial if that's what it takes. Our mission is to ensure every client gets full and fair compensation, just like Jacob did.

If you or someone you love suffered an injury in an auto accident, Morgan & Morgan may be able to help.

Contact us to learn more.