Portland, OR (PRWEB) May 17, 2013
On April 25th, the Portland personal injury firm of Shulman DuBois LLC filed a lawsuit with the Multnomah County Court against Broadway Cab LLC. The Lawsuit alleges that injuries incurred by Jeremiah Jumel in April of 2012 were the result of negligence on the part of both Broadway Cab’s driver and the company’s hiring and training practices.
According to the filed complaint (Mult. Co. Case no. 1304-05824) plaintiff Jeremiah Jumel was seriously injured when Broadway Cab driver Muse A. Hassan, a named defendant in the suit, allegedly ran a red light and T-boned Mr. Jumel’s car, pushing it into oncoming traffic. Mr. Jumel is represented by Oregon accident attorney Sean DuBois, and his lawsuit is asking for $505,848.07.
“We believe Broadway Cab may be doing something wrong during training if their driver, Hassan, can fail to respect traffic signals, speed limits, and the safety of others, as alleged in this case,” DuBois said. “I understand it can be difficult to be a taxi driver, but we need to hold him accountable for his poor driving choices.”
According to medical records, Jumel’s shoulder was badly dislocated during the crash and later required surgery. After the surgery, he requires months of physical therapy in hopes of regaining the full range of motion in his shoulder. Jumel’s medical bills total over $55,000, though no price can be placed on his loss of experience as an aspiring DJ while he healed.
Broadway Cab is named in the lawsuit because of alleged negligence on the part of the company to prevent the accident. The filed complaint alleges that the company failed to screen and train drivers, and failed to have (or enforce) policies that would prevent collisions.
The filed lawsuit (Mult. Co. Case no. 1304-05824) claims there was negligence on the part of the Broadway Cab Company. This alleged negligence includes the fact that they hired Hassan despite his poor driving record: Oregon DMV’s records show he has received twelve past citations, including speeding, illegal U-turns, failure to obey traffic control devices, and driving uninsured.
“If this is the type of driver Broadway Cab is hiring, they should know that they are at risk for accident liability. Perhaps having to pay for this collision will prompt them to revise their hiring and training procedures to prevent future injuries,” said DuBois.