Southwest Airlines lawsuit: Passenger sues after suitcase falls on his head, injures him at DIA
A former Southwest Airlines passenger has sued the company in U.S. District Court in Denver after a suitcase tumbled from an overhead bin onto his head and injured him, according to court records.
Charles E. Giebel II was in his plane seat at Denver International Airport awaiting a flight to Newark, New Jersey on March 22, 2017, when an “infirm” passenger trying to load a suitcase in an overhead bin dropped it on Giebel’s head, the lawsuit said.
Under the circumstances, flight attendants should have noticed the passenger was struggling to put his suitcase in the overhead bin and helped him, the lawsuit filed by Colorado Springs attorney Timothy Fields said.
Giebel is seeking an unspecified award from Southwest.
The suitcase fell onto Giebel’s head, shoulder, right forearm and elbow, causing multiple injuries including shoulder and head pain and a bleeding abrasion, the lawsuit said. Giebel incurred medical expenses and permanent injuries, the lawsuit said.
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