Lawyer seeks $7.6m in damages from cabby; claim includes loss of earnings, medical costs due to car accident

Claim includes loss of earnings, medical costs and other damages due to car accident in 2014

A lawyer who suffered a whiplash injury after a taxi rear-ended the car she was driving is seeking a record $7.6 million in damages for disruption to her career progression.

Ms Moi Sok Ling, 41, who served seven years at heavyweight law firm Allen & Gledhill, was involved in the car accident on Jan 2, 2014, on what should have been her first day at work as an in-house counsel at global medical technology company Becton Dickinson.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 10, 2019, with the headline 'Lawyer seeks $7.6m in damages from cabby'. Subscribe