Posted On: February 24, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Woman Left Partially Paralyzed Files Chicago Car Accident Lawsuit Against Taxi Company

A woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury and was left partially paralyzed in a Chicago, Illinois car accident is suing the Checker Taxi Company for personal injury. 38-year-old Joyce Kilburg was riding in the cab on October 6 when the taxi, a Ford Crown Victoria cab, crashed.

Kilburg fell into a coma that doctors did not think she would regain consciousness from. However, not only did she wake up, but she is also learning to walk again.

Munawar Mohiuddin, the cab driver, claims that sudden acceleration caused the catastrophic taxi accident. Following the Chicago, Illinois motor vehicle accident, a judge ordered that the black box be preserved. There have been other acceleration accidents involving Crown Victoria vehicles in the past. However, the black box is now missing.

Kilburg’s Chicago, Illinois injury lawsuit alleges that the taxi company got rid of the black box to cover up the actual cause of the accident. If sudden acceleration was the cause of the crash, the evidence from the black box is key to winning an auto products liability lawsuit against Ford.

Spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and other catastrophic injuries can be very expensive to treat and recover from. Not only will the injury victim likely need to undergo numerous medical procedures, extensive rehabilitation, and possibly even require specialized nursing care, but he/she may no longer be able to work, which can lead to a loss of income and benefits.

Suit: Taxi company tried to cover up details of crash, WBBM Radio, February 24, 2010

Woman files lawsuit over cab crash,, February 24, 2010

Related Web Resources:
Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI

Brain Injuries Overview, Justia

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