A Modern Approach to Traditional Trial Law

Jakab Law, PLLC is a full service AV rated civil trial law firm. Its attorneys have come to Jakab Law, PLLC after gaining considerable trial experience at well-established law firms in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Our firm specializes in handling significant and difficult civil cases that are destined for trial in either Federal or State courts.

Practice Areas

Wrongful Death and Personal Injury

Cases involving wrongful death and significant personal injury are relatively rare. In most cases, litigants only have one chance to obtain justice in a court of law. Consequently, in matters involving considerable damages as result of major or catastrophic loss, it is very important to engage a law firm with experience trying high exposure cases in both state and federal court.   

Our firm ensures a highly aggressive and detail-oriented approach to these cases. We are strongly committed to obtaining the best result possible in the most difficult cases. Our firm is built on this principal. 

Our attorneys have considerable experience handling cases including, but not limited to:

  • Wrongful Death
  • Construction/Workplace/Industrial Accidents
  • Catastrophic Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Mechanical Defects
  • Multi-vehicle Accidents
  • Negligent Security
  • Dram-Shop Liability
  • Design Defects
  • Breach of Warranty
  • Pharmaceutical Liability
  • Drug Overdose
  • Assaults/Battery
  • Animal Attacks
  • Attractive Nuisances
  • Catastrophic Accidents/Wrongful Death of Children
  • Train Accidents/FELA
  • Burn Cases
  • Asbestos
  • Cases involving Punitive Damages
Premises Liability

Lawyers who practice in the area of premises liability must have constant awareness of this rapidly changing area of the law. In the past few years, new statutes; rules; and building codes have altered this area of the legal landscape. Accordingly, Florida courts are reacting and developing this body of law as they confront new and ever more complicated cases.

Our firm principally represents estates of individuals(in the wrongful death context) and persons seriously injured in premises liability cases. As one of the firm's primary practice areas, we areat the forefront of legal developments in premises liability—at both the trial and appellate levels.

We have extensive experience handling cases involving:

  • Negligent Security
  • Improper Lighting
  • Defective Flooring
  • Building Code Violations
  • Negligent Maintenance
  • Defective Construction
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Dram Shop/Liquor Liability
  • Leased Premises
  • Guest Liability
  • Trespasser Liability
  • Attractive Nuisance
  • Animal Liability/Dog Bites
  • Handicap (ADA) Liability
  • Municipal Liability
Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice

No amount of education; experience; or licensure can fully protect a person from the possibility that he/she may someday be a victim of professional or medical malpractice. Professional malpractice lawsuits can have a profound effect on a person's health, livelihood, and well-being. Given the gravity of these cases, hiring a firm that understands the significance of these civil actions is crucial.

As professionals in our own right, our attorneys know and appreciate the fact that these cases are often "all or nothing". We pride ourselves on extensively investigating potential profesional malpractice cases to ensure clients are fully informed of their potential options and outcomes. Given these cases often arise unexpectedly and at any time. We make ourselves available 24-7 to provide legal assistance and respond to clients' concerns.

Insurance Law / Bad Faith

Successfully handling insurance related matters requires knowledge of the industry; knowledge of the law; and considerable experience working with both primary and excess carriers. Our firm specializes in handling high-exposure cases involving the following:

  • Claims handling/Unfair Claims Practices
  • Fiduciary Responsibility
  • Multiple Claims with Insufficient Coverage
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims
  • Excess and Umbrella Insurance
  • Underwriting issues
  • Civil Remedy Notice Issues
  • 1st Party Bad Faith
  • Bad Faith Between Primary and Excess Carriers
  • "Hold Harmless" Agreements Between Insured and Insurer
  • Assignments
  • Releases of Insured Tortfeasors or Satisfaction of Excess Judgments Without Prior Assignments
  • Policy Limit and Coverage Disputes
  • Settlement and Attorney Fee Disputes
  • Insurer's Liability for Punitive Damages
Commercial Trucking Law

Accidents involving commercial vehicles require special care and attention. Given the scope of federal and state regulation over trucking companies—and the high likelihood of serious injury associated with accidents involving commercial vehicles—it is of paramount importance that legal counsel has the knowledge and experience to competently handle these cases.

Knowledge and concern of Carmack Liability and Federal Motor Carrier Regulations (FMCSR) are absolutely necessary in these cases. Our firm's attorneys have extensive experience handling cases involving allegations of:

  • Punitive Damages
  • Mishandling of annual reporting requirements
  • Mishandling of controlled substances and alcohol use and testing
  • Improper commercial license standards
  • Faulty safety devices
  • Motor carrier's failure to provide minimum financial responsibility
  • Faulty inspections, repairs, and maintenance issues
  • Improper driver qualifications
  • Improper commercial license standards
  • Negligent compliance with commercial driver's license programs
  • Excessive driver hours/violations of maximum driving hour requirements

Our attorneys have tried high liability/high damages cases involving commercial vehicles in both federal and state courts. We know and understand the type of care and attention these cases require and deserve. We pride ourselves in taking utmost care and attention to detail to obtain the best result possible in these cases.

Appellate Practice

Our firm is dedicated to obtaining justice for our clients—even if that means taking cases to the highest appellate courts available and exhausting all avenues for redress. As a civil trial firm, we are especially cognizant of the appellate considerations in every case we handle—whether disposed by summary adjudication or tried to verdict. If necessary, our firm often co-counsels with top appellate firms in Florida to ensure that our clients' interests are fully protected at every appellate level.