Prieto v. Yellow Cab
Court: San Francisco County Superior Court
This lawsuit was filed against a local cab company after the corporate defendant continuously denied any responsibility throughout settlement negotiations for an accident caused by their negligent driver. The Plaintiff was a young woman returning home from work at 10:30pm when a cab driver attempted an illegal u-turn, striking her in the process. Ms. Prieto suffered a fractured knee and concussion.
The cab company alleged up until trial that Ms. Prieto was 100% responsible for her injuries for failing to wear a helmet or use a bike light. On the eve of trial, Defendants finally offered the Plaintiff $35,000 to settle the case — an amount insufficient to even cover her economic damages. At trial, the jury found Defendants 80% at fault and awarded $105,000.00 in damages.