A jury in North Carolina found in favor of the estate of James Lafayette Taylor Jr., last month, awarding $1.5 million in damages in a lawsuit against Gastonia’s Metro Cab. The decedent was hit and killed by a cab belonging to the cab company in 2007. Mr. Taylor, 64, who was blind, was hit by the cab driven by Rodney Charles Garrett. The cab driver is partially blind himself. Mr. Taylor suffered brain injuries and he ultimately died eight months later as a result of his injuries. The cab driver is blind in one eye and required corrective surgery or lenses in the other. He also had other disabilities, which were proven during the trial.
The cab struck Mr. Taylor shortly after 5 a.m., as he was walking along on a city street in front of the Gaston County Courthouse. The decedent suffered a head injury when he hit the taxi’s windshield. He was walking in the middle lane and was wearing dark clothes at the time. He was also carrying a white cane to indicate he was blind. The jury found that the decedent was not at fault in the incident.
Defendants named in the suit were: Subhan Chaudhary, owner of Metro Cab; Metro Cab; Shaukat Ali, owner of the taxi that hit Taylor; and SS Metro Enterprises LLC. Aaron Low, a Gastonia lawyer, represented the decedent’s family and he did a very good job.
Source: Charlotte Observer
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