Cabvision TaxiPoint GIF.gif

Double amputee crush victim suing Uber for negligence

12 Apr 2018

 

An Uber passenger who had to have both his legs amputated following an incident which caused severe "crushing" is suing the ride-hailing firm for negligence.

Brendan Brock,23, of California, was on a trip in an Uber vehicle when it ran out of gas in the middle of a freeway. Brock then exited the vehicle to help his Uber driver, a Mr Gregory Raymond Lopez, push the vehicle out of the way of approaching traffic.

Brock was then struck by another vehicle causing such severe damage, he had to have both his legs amputated. The lawsuit that has been filed names Uber, Lopez and the driver of the other vehicle as the defendants, the New York Post  reported.

The court filing accuses Lopez of being unfit to operate his Uber vehicle and putting Brock "in a position to be hit by a car". Brock is seeking unspecified damages, but it's been suggested that he is hoping to get between £20 million and £45 million.

Brock now has to receive daily care from his parents.

Uber have yet to comment on the lawsuit but has said in the past that it's drivers are considered independent contractors and said it's insurance policy is not responsible for any damages beyond the sum of $1 million.  



 

Please reload

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Facebook TaxiPoint
  • Twitter TaxiPoint
  • YouTube TaxiPoint
  • Instagram

Featured Stories

Please reload

ltda banner.JPG
black.gif
advert gif.GIF
TaxiPoint--300x200px-MLP-GIF.gif
advert gif.GIF
advert gif.GIF
RSS Feed

The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publishers.

 

All written and image rights are reserved by authors displayed.

Reproduction in whole or in part without prior permission from the publisher is strictly prohibited.

All written content Copyright of TaxiPoint 2019. Creative Common image licenses displayed where applicable.