Woman sues cab company, other driver for chain vehicle collision

Jon Campisi Jul. 13, 2011, 8:10pm

A Philadelphia woman who was injured during a chain vehicle collision is suing the cab driver involved in the crash, his employer and the other driver involved in the accident.

Attorney Marc F. Greenfield, of the Philadelphia firm Spear, Greenfield & Richman, P.C., filed the personal injury claim July 12 at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on behalf of Carolyn Townes-Warren.

Named as defendants are James Wilson, of the city’s Northern Liberties section, cab driver Ramon Cintron and the Philadelphia-based Germantown Cab Co.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was driving her vehicle in the area of Broad and Master streets in Philadelphia on Aug. 5, 2009, when she became involved in a collision with the two other vehicles.

The lawsuit does not state the specifics surrounding the accident, such as which of the two defendants was believed to be the instigator.

The complaint does accuse both defendants of negligence, carelessness and recklessness for driving in an unsafe manner and disregarding the rights and safety of the plaintiff.

As a result of the collision, the plaintiff sustained various physical injuries, as well as aggravation of pre-existing conditions, more specifically, bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. Her other injuries included cervical sprain and strain, lumbar sprain and strain, disc herniation and other ills and injuries, the lawsuit states.

“As a result of these injuries, all of which are permanent in nature and all of which are to plaintiff’s great financial detriment and loss, plaintiff has in the past, is presently and may in the future suffer great pain, anguish, sickness and agony, and will continue to suffer for an indefinite time into the future,” the lawsuit claims.

Her injuries have also caused the plaintiff to experience a loss of earnings, since she has been unable to carry out her job duties, and has caused her to expend money on various medical treatments, the suit states.

The complaint contains counts of personal injury and property damage. For each count listed, the plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants, jointly and/or severally, in a sum in excess of $50,000.

A jury trial has been demanded.

The case number is 110700891.

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