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United Airlines passenger claims knee was struck by beverage cart, files lawsuit


By Marian Johns | Feb 25, 2020

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HOUSTON — A Texas man is suing United Airlines claiming he suffered injury to his knee when it was struck by a food and beverage cart during a flight. 

Ying Xia filed a complaint Feb. 13 in the Harris County District Court against United Airlines Inc., alleging negligence. 

Xia was a passenger on a United Airlines flight traveling from Houston to San Francisco on Feb. 18, 2018. He alleges that while asleep, his knee was struck by a food and beverage cart being pushed down the aisle by a stewardess. Xia claims the injury to his right knee will require him to undergo surgery and medical care.  

Xia claims monetary relief in excess of $100,000, trial by jury, interest and all other just relief. He is represented by Benjamin Roberts of Benjamin Roberts Law PLLC in Houston. 

Harris County District Court case number 2020-10300

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