40 Years of Service
The Pajcic & Pajcic Interactive Timeline
1974 - Starting Out
1974

Gary and Steve Pajcic from Pajcic and Pajcic with a goal of providing the best service possible to clients and looking out for the safety of the public. They had faith good results would follow.

1976 - Receiving Nomination
1976

Steve Pajcic receives the first of seven consecutive St. Petersburg Times Award nominations as the Most Valuable Member of the State House of Representatives.

1977 - Defendant Fraud
1977

Punitive damages awarded in Nassau County jury trial for defendant's fraud. The verdict is affirmed on appeal.

1980 - Homestead Exemption
1980

Steve Pajcic develops the idea for, and is the prime sponsor of, a constitutional amendment increasing the Homestead Exemption for all Florida homeowners from $5,000 to $25,000.

1985 - Factory Worker
1985

$2.5 million verdict for factory worker's loss of leg in a product liability lawsuit for unsafe design of a conveyor system.

1986 - Deomcractic Nomination
1986

Steve Pajcic wins the hotly contested Democratic nomination for Governor but is defeated in the general election and retires from politics.

1991 - Construction Worker
1991

$8 million verdict for a construction worker who suffered brain injury from a fall because of third-party negligence.

1993 - UNF
1993

$1 million charitable gift for scholarships for Paxon High School graduates. Within four years, UNF has 35 Pajcic Scholars.

1995 - Nat Glover
1995

Gary and Steve Pajcic run a successful campaign for Nat Glover, who becomes the first African-American Sheriff elected in Florida since reconstruction.

1997 - Brain Injury
1997

After five successful appeals, $7 million from seven different defendants for a brain injury to a young software executive. The lawsuit resulted in new signs marking the entrance and exit.

1997 - Federal Judical
1997

Senator Bob Graham appoints Gary Pajcic to the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission.

1998 - Sign Companies
1998

$3.4 million from sign companies because their sign posts did not break away as intended. The lawsuit results in new DOT safety procedures throughout Florida.

1999 - Firestone Tires
1999

Recall of Firestone tires on Ford Explorers two weeks after nationwide publicity surrounding Pajcic & Pajcic's filing of two wrongful death lawsuits against Ford and Firestone.

2000 - Malpractice Recovery
2000

A multi-million dollar malpractice recovery for a medication error from a decimal in the wrong place. The surgeon agrees to change his discharge procedures as a condition of settlement.

2001 - Child Drowning
2001

$2.1 million verdict for a child's drowning due to inadequate fencing around an apartment pool. The lawsuit gives needed publicity to the number one killer of Florida children under five years old.

2002 - Jacksonville Woman
2002

$2.5 million for the family of a 65-year-old Jacksonville woman who burned to death in her car after a crash. Newer models have safer fuel tanks.

2002 - Elementary School
2002

$1 million donation for teacher bonuses at Annie R. Morgan Elementary School. Within two years, the school's FCAT grade goes from F to A.

2003 - Utility Company
2003

In what may have been the first State Supreme Court decision of its kind in the United States, Pajcic & Pajcic successfully fought to hold a utility company responsible for failing to keep its streetlights operating properly.

2004 - FAA
2004

$3.2 million Federal Court verdict holding FAA 65% responsible for a plane crash in fog that enveloped Jacksonville International Airport.

2005 - Ford Explorer
2005

$10 million verdict for a young wife's death from a Ford Explorer roof crush. Federal regulations have since doubled the strength requirements for SUV roofs.

2006 - CT Scan
2006

Georgia doctors pay $1.2 million for ignoring a CT scan that could have saved the life of a young father.

2006 - Donation Seminole
2006

Gary Pajcic donates $100,000 to fellow Seminole Warrick Dunn and $100,000 to Gator Danny Wuerffel for their charity programs in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.

2007 - Mexican Laborer
2007

Homebuilder agrees to a confidential settlement for a Mexican laborer who was left a quadriplegic. This enables him to return home to live with his family.

2008 - Paralyzed Man
2008

$8 million in settlements for a paralyzed young man. Signs have since been changed to provide earlier warning of the dangerous overpass.

2009 - Apartment Complex
2009

Apartment complex pays $1.7 million to the family of a teen who was killed by a stray bullet.

2010 - Insurance Company
2010

$5.2 million verdict is double the insurance company's final offer for a truck crash in Flagler County that killed an elderly woman.

2011 - High School
2011

$12.9 million verdict for injuries to high school student caused by a log truck making a U-turn on U.S. 1.

2012 - Consumers Burned
2012

Consumers burned by explosions of liquid candles receive settlements. All manufacturers recall their products, but some retailers continue to sell containers and fuel, resulting in horrific injuries and another lawsuit. One exploded causing catastrophic burns to our client. She receives $8 million in settlements.

2013 - Young Wife
2013

$2 million recovery for the family of a young wife and mother who was killed by a big truck that recklessly swerved to avoid a car entering U.S. 1.

2014 - Charitable Donations
2014

The Pajcic family doubles down on its charitable giving in pursuit of educational opportunities for all Jacksonville youth. The latest contribution is a gift of $2 million from Anne and Steve Pajcic to Edward Waters College.

2014 - I-10 Construction
2014

Poorly designed construction project off I-10 leads to devastating crash and nearly $3 million settlement for our permanently injured client.

2015 - Taxi Driver
2015

Taxi driver's insurance refused to pay $125,000 policy limits to our injured client. We go to trial and jury awards $1.4 million verdict.

2015 - Football Field
2015

The football field at Episcopal High School is named in honor of Gary Pajcic and his longtime friend Charlie Hunt.

2016 - Log Truck
2016

$9 million in settlements to the family of a log truck driver killed when another logger sped through a construction zone.

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