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Woman Files Lawsuit Against Taxi Driver Convicted of Assault

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A woman who was attacked by a taxi driver in 2004 has filed a personal injury lawsuit against him and his former employer, seeking compensation for physical and emotional injuries she suffered during the attack.

Cory Daniel Smith, the taxi driver allegedly pulled a knife on Jessica Matson and tried to forcibly drag her into his taxi. Though Smith argued at trial that he acted only in self-defense and that Matson was the aggressor, he was convicted and is currently serving 10 years in prison in connection with the incident.

Matson is seeking over $50,000 in damages from both Smith and Lucky 7 Taxi Service, claiming that taxi company was negligent in failing to adequately investigate Smith’s background and competence to operate a motor vehicle.

Have you suffered physical or emotional injuries due to another person’s negligent behavior? If so, contact a Stevens Point personal injury attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 715-345-0004.