Airlines Lawsuit: Loose Beverage Cart Caused Traumatic Brain Injury

 Monday, June 19, 2017


An American Airlines passenger says that he suffered “chronic traumatic brain injury” after allegedly being struck in the head by a runaway beverage cart. Making matters worse, claims the traveler, the cabin crew was not prepared to deal with the situation. According to a lawsuit [PDF] filed in federal court in New York this week, the man and his wife were on a flight from Bradley International Airport in Connecticut to Charlotte Douglass Airport in North Carolina. He was sitting on the aisle, with his wife in the row ahead of him. During takeoff, the lawsuit claims, “an unsecured, fully stocked beverage cart, weighing approximately 300 lbs., situated at the front of the plane, flew down the aisle.”