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San Francisco man hit by taxi driver while in crosswalk

Shortly after 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, a San Francisco man in his 20s suffered injuries after getting struck by a taxi. The man was in a crosswalk in the Marina District when the accident occurred. The driver of the taxi left the scene of the accident after hitting the pedestrian but later returned.

The San Francisco man suffered a broken leg and upper body injuries because of the incident. He was transported to a hospital for medical treatment. A spokesperson for the San Francisco Police said that the driver of the taxi was at fault. He received a citation for speeding, which according to authorities, was the chief violation related to the incident.

In order to receive compensation for damages resulting from a situation such as this, the injured individual might seek out legal representation. If a personal injury lawyer was able to convince a judge or a judge and jury that the taxi driver is guilty of negligence, or if the parties involved choose to negotiate a pretrial settlement, the plaintiff might receive significant recompense for damages. This might include medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages associated with the motor vehicle accident.

A concept frequently brought up in cases such as this is a legal obligation known as duty of care. This obligation requires individuals, such as taxi drivers, to adhere to a certain standard of safety when doing something that might cause harm to others. Establishing that the defendant abandoned his or her duty of care when the accident happened may be a one of the steps involved in demonstrating the negligence of another party.

Source: SF Gate, “Man struck by taxi in S.F.’s Marina district“, Hamed Aleaziz, October 04, 2014

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