Man rear-ended by Greyhound bus sues in state court

By Jon Campisi | Feb 10, 2012

A Philadelphia man is suing Harrisburg, Pa.-based Greyhound Lines for injuries he allegedly sustained after being rear-ended by a Greyhound bus in downtown Philadelphia this past fall.

In his lawsuit, which was filed Feb. 8 at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas by Philadelphia attorneys Charles Cooper and Dana Klayman, Abera Balcha claims that he was driving his vehicle westbound on John F. Kennedy Boulevard on Oct. 14, 2011 when he was suddenly rear-ended by a Greyhound bus owned by the defendant.

As a result of the accident, Balcha sustained various injuries, including disc herniations, myospasms and other internal injuries of an unknown nature, the lawsuit states.

Balcha also suffered severe aches and pains, mental anxiety and anguish and a severe shock to his nervous system.

The complaint alleges that Balcha has incurred medical expenses as a result of his injuries, and that he has been unable to attend to his daily chores, duties and occupations.

Balcha has also allegedly suffered a loss of earnings and earning capacity.

Balcha seeks compensatory damages in excess of $50,000, plus interest and litigation costs.

The case ID number is 120200635.

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