Cab runs red light, injuring elderly couple
The Does v. Arrow Cab Co.
John and Jane Doe, an elderly couple, were driving on Pine Street in San Francisco when an Arrow Cab ran a red light, crashing into their car. Jane Doe was knocked unconscious and suffered a neck injury. Her husband, in addition to being put in fear for his own life, witnessed his wife’s injuries. The cab driver claimed that the cab’s brakes failed.
LEGAL THEORIES AND STRATEGIES
Despite the cab driver’s statement that the brakes failed, Arrow Cab accepted legal responsibility for the incident. A motion for preference based on the Does’ age and health, was granted. The case settled at the beginning of expert discovery.