BOSTON (AP/WHDH) — A Massachusetts man who was left a quadriplegic when his Uber vehicle crashed last year is seeking $63 million in damages in a negligence lawsuit he has filed against the ride-hailing platform.

William Good, 31, of Somerville, alleges in the lawsuit that Uber “failed to appropriately screen, hire and supervise their driver, resulting in severe and life-changing injuries to Mr. Good, who is now a quadriplegic.”

Good had hailed a ride to get from work in Boston to his home in Somerville on April 30, according to the suit.

The suit filed Tuesday in Suffolk Superior Court seeks a jury trial and $63 million for severe physical, mental and emotional injuries, extraordinary pain and suffering, and permanent disability.

The driver had a driving history that included moving violations, crashes and citations, the suit says.

“I can’t get out of my house without a person who, right now is being paid for through insurance, and also we have to pay for someone out of pocket just so I can live my life, Good said.

“Mr. Good has one avenue to use his voice and it is to ask for compensation so he can be allowed to live a comfortable life,” his lawyer Victoria Santoro Mair said.

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