Woman in Dallas Paralyzed in a Uber Car Accident

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A tragic Uber car accident has left a 24-year old Dallas woman paralyzed from mid-chest down and completely dependent upon her parents for her every need. Though the Uber driver whose car she was riding in has not been charged in the accident, she and her family are suing the ride-sharing company, as well as the driver, Honda, and the owner of the Honda van that the Uber driver was operating at the time of the accident.

The victim in the Uber car accident was Sarah Milburn. She had been out celebrating with friends when she called for a ride and was picked up by Arian Yusufzai in a Honda Odyssey. She and her friends got into the van. Soon after it ran a red light and was T-boned by a Ford F-150 pickup truck. The driver of the Ford was charged with causing an accident that resulted in serious bodily injury, but Milburn and her family is filing suit against Uber and Honda, claiming that both companies “failed to provide her with the safety she reasonably expected, and as a result, she was catastrophically injured and faces a lifetime of physical impairment and challenges.”

Uber Car Accident Lawsuit Claims Company was Negligent

The details of the accident that changed Sarah Milburn’s life sound like a series of careless acts and oversights, The owner of the van that Yusufzai was driving was uninsured, and the company itself apparently hired their driver without sufficiently conducting a background check. Though Uber claims that it excludes drivers if they have been convicted of any driving-related offenses, violent crimes or sex offenses, felonies, speeding over 100 mph, reckless driving, alcohol or drug-related driving offenses or child abuse, police state that both the driver and the owner of the van that he was operating had arrest records including misdemeanor charges of drug possession and involving a “gambling den”.

Miss Milburn’s life has been changed forever. She will need assistance and care going forward, and her medical bills are anticipated to remain high for the rest of her life.

Author: Terri Oppenheimer

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