A motorcycle mechanic in Florida could be the first in the country to lose his or her job after a lawsuit claimed he suffered brain damage in a fall from a motorbike.
The man is suing the motorcyclist for the injuries he suffered during the fall from his bike on May 6, 2014, the Miami Herald reported.
The motorcyclists attorney said in the lawsuit that the victim had to be rushed to the hospital by ambulance after the fall.
The motorcycler, whom the Herald did not identify, had to have his legs amputated.
According to the lawsuit, the man suffered traumatic brain injuries and has had to live with the loss of his ability to walk, speak and control his body, which includes his ability “to make, control, and operate a motorcycle.”
The motorist’s attorney said the man’s medical bills have increased $3 million to date.
The suit also alleged that the motorist was injured on purpose to make the victim stop riding.
The attorney for the motorbike rider, Steven Fagan, said the motorcycling accident “is a tragic tragedy that will have a lasting impact on the victim and his family.”
The suit seeks to recover the damages the motorcycle rider suffered and for unspecified punitive damages.