Rider's suit against Uber claims driver 'unexpectedly and unnecessarily' slammed on brakes

By John Suayan | Mar 4, 2019

HOUSTON – A local man has filed a state district lawsuit against Uber following a ride last year in which he purportedly suffered whiplash.

In court papers filed on Feb. 26, Michael Walker claims that an Uber operator named Ernest was driving him northbound on Beltway 8 when the motorist “unexpectedly and unnecessarily” slammed on his brakes.

According to Walker, the act caused him to “jerk forward violently” and hit his head on the passenger’s head rest. He insists that he was wearing a seatbelt.

Ernest is not a party in the litigation.

Consequently, Walker seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

He is represented by the law firm Paranjpe Mahadass Ruemke LLP in Houston.

Harris County 165th District Court Case No. 2019-14199

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