Articles Posted in Taxicab Accidents

On March 25, 2011, Patricia Anderson was a passenger in a taxi driven by the defendant Chouaib Sadix, who was driving westbound on Grand Avenue in Chicago. As the cab approached Central Park Avenue, other westbound cars were stopped for a red light. The cab passed those vehicles on the right side by traveling in the curb lane, which Anderson contended was a parking/bus lane.

In the meantime, another driver was attempting to make a left turn from eastbound Grand Avenue into a CVS parking lot at 3552 W. Grand Ave. The driver of that car, Robert Andino, turned between two stopped westbound vehicles and crashed into the cab in the curb lane.

Anderson, 60, suffered aggravation of a pre-existing partial thickness rotator cuff tear, which caused it to progress to a full thickness tear and required arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

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A Cook County jury entered a $4,268 jury verdict for Jonathan Mischo, who was riding his bicycle eastbound on Belle Plaine Avenue in Chicago when he was struck by the car driven by the defendant, Dawit Tekeste, who was driving a southbound taxi cab at the intersection of Belle Plaine and Clarendon.  Mischo suffered a sprained left wrist and aggravation of chronic headaches. Tekeste maintained that Mischo was traveling through a stop sign, didn’t stop and entered the intersection when the collision took place.

The attorney for Mischo, Bryan O’Connor Jr., asked the jury to return a verdict of $117,000.  The offer to settle the case before trial was $4,500.

The jury’s verdict of $8,535 was reduced by 50%, which the jury found was the contributory negligence of Mischo.  The total verdict of $4,268 was made up of the following damages:

  • $4,268 for medical expenses.

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