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Vehicular Negligence

In Motorist v. Local Taxi (S.F. Sup. Ct.), Matthew Davis and Spencer Pahlke obtained a seven-figure settlement on behalf of a young woman injured when she was struck by a San Francisco cab. On the evening of the collision our client was riding her scooter from the Mission to Potrero Hill. As she proceeded through the intersection where the collision occurred, a taxi approached from the opposite direction and made a left-hand turn in front of her. She struck the front-left side of the cab, flew through the air, striking the ground, suffering serious injuries. Matt and Spencer retained and used both liability and damage experts to demonstrate the driver’s inattention, and the extent and nature of plaintiff’s future disability. Given our client’s young age (mid 20s) particular attention was paid to how her injuries would affect her in the future. A $1 million dollar policy limit settlement was reached prior to the mandatory settlement conference.