As we have discussed, multi car accidents can be some of the most terrifying accidents to be involved in. With cars coming from what seems like every direction and tires squealing, it is no wonder multi-car accident victims often suffer serious emotional and mental damages.
Not even celebrities are immune to personal injury lawsuits and car accidents. In February 2015, Bruce Jenner was involved in a serious multi-car car crash on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu that resulted in one death and several other injuries. Accident victim Jennifer Steindorff’s Prius was stopped in traffic when it was rear-ended by a white Lexus, according to sheriff’s deputies. That Lexus was then rear-ended by Jenner’s black Cadillac Escalade SUV, which was towing a trailer with an all-terrain vehicle on it. The impact from Jenner’s vehicle propelled the white Lexus into traffic, where it collided with a black Hummer H2. The driver of the white Lexus, Kim Howe of Calabasas, California, died at the scene. In addition to Ms. Howe’s death, five children and two adults were hospitalized with injuries from the auto accident. The family of Kim Howe has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Bruce Jenner.
Caitlyn is now also involved in the lawsuit. Caitlyn, who was known as Bruce at the time of the accident and is named Bruce in corresponding police reports, is being sued by the driver of the Prius, Jennifer Steindorff. Ms. Steindorff recently filed a persona injury lawsuit against “Bruce Jenner a/k/a Caitlyn Jenner”. Her lawsuit claims that Jenner operated a vehicle “negligently, carelessly, recklessly and wantonly” and caused the collision. This may be the first known personal injury lawsuit of its kind.
No matter what, if you or a loved one was injured by the negligent driving of another person, you may be able to recover financial damages. You can read about financial compensation for emotional pain and suffering available to auto accident victims in the San Fernando Valley is available here.
To discuss your legal rights and to ensure that you bring a personal injury lawsuit within the statute of limitations (or time period allowed by law), contact experienced auto accident attorney Barry P. Goldberg today.