An Egyptian man has filed a lawsuit against a female driver for Dh1 million in compensation after a five-car pile-up left him permanently disabled. The man, who works as a manager, submitted his civil compensation claim to the Sharjah Civil Court, seeking redress for his medical, physical, financial, and mental damages.

Last week, the Sharjah Traffic Court found the Emirati woman guilty of reckless and inattentive driving, resulting in an accident. She pleaded guilty and was fined Dh1,000. The civil lawsuit was referred to the relevant court.

According to traffic authorities and eyewitnesses, the collision occurred on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road when the defendant carelessly veered from the extreme right lane to the left, causing a collision with a vehicle to her left. This initial impact led to a chain reaction involving four other cars, with the victim being in the third car.

The manager's lawyer, Hani Hammouda Hagag, stated in the lawsuit that his client suffered a disabled shoulder due to the injury. His movement has been severely restricted, rendering him unable to carry weight or move his left shoulder properly.

Submitting medical reports to the court, the lawyer confirmed that his client underwent surgery on his left shoulder shortly after the accident, noting a 'closed dislocation of the left acromioclavicular joint'. The report also detailed that surgeons utilized plates and screws to stabilize his shoulder.

The lawyer emphasized, 'Due to the injury, my client cannot effectively use his left shoulder, has incurred substantial medical expenses, and experienced considerable mental and physical suffering. As per Article 292 of the Civil Transactions Law, the claimant is entitled to compensation for his financial, medical, mental, and moral damages.'

A hearing is anticipated in the near future.