A taxi driver has been awarded more than $1.5 million after he suffered brain damage from a carbon monoxide leak in his car.
While working as an independent contractor for Capital City Taxis on the night of September 3, 2013, Muhammad Salman Shahid was found unconscious at the taxi rank of Crown Casino in Melbourne.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
He had suffered a heart attack, hypoxia, and a resulting brain injury.
Mr Shahid was never informed that another taxi driver, Sandeep Brar, was found dead in the vehicle he was driving less than 24 hours before.
Muhammad Salman Shahid (pictured) has been awarded over $1.5 million in damages after he suffered brain damage from a carbon monoxide leak while working as a taxi driver
In the Supreme Court of Victoria on Thursday, Justice Stephen O'Meara held Alpha Trading Engineering, which operates as Capital City Taxis, liable for the injuries suffered by Mr Shahid.
Mr Shahid was awarded $450,000 in damages and about $1.1 million for the loss of potential future earnings.
Justice O'Meara said that the extent and