A passenger was traveling in a taxicab. The cab got into an accident while entering an intersection. The taxi driver hit the front of another vehicle which was making a left turn, while the taxi was going straight through the intersection as reported by the New York Law Journal in a May 13, 2013 news article. As a result of this accident, the passenger in the taxicab suffered a nose injury and underwent some minor treatment for it. The passenger then sued the taxi cab driver, and the owner of the taxi cab claiming that they were both negligent in operating the vehicle.  The passenger also alleged that the taxi cab driver was speeding. On the other hand the cab driver argued that his speed was not important because he could not stop his vehicle since the other vehicle quickly entered into his pathway. The passenger also sued the other driver claiming that he should have yielded to the taxi cab driver as the taxi driver had the right of way.

The passenger wanted to recover for her damages, the days she missed from work and for her past and future pain and suffering. The court held that both drivers were responsible for the accident, however the taxi driver’s negligent did not cause the accident. As a result, the other driver was held liable for about seventy five thousand dollars that the parties stipulated to.

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