A Victim’s Rights After a Car Accident

There has been a lot of attention in the news regarding the fatal car accident involving Olympic Gold Medalist winner Bruce Jenner.

If eye witness accounts are correct, Bruce Jenner could be facing a civil wrongful death suit as a result of colliding with the back of a vehicle that was stuck in traffic at an intersection. If you have been injured in a similar rear end accident, or lost a family member in one, a St. Louis car accident attorney will be able to help you determine if your case merits a personal injury claim.

Bruce Jenner’s Involvement in the Fatal Car Accident

Reports indicate that while approaching an intersection, Jenner rear ended a vehicle that was backed up behind others. In doing so, he pushed the victim’s car into the path of a moving vehicle. The accident caused the driver’s death and investigators are now looking to determine who was ultimately at fault.

Why Would Bruce Jenner Be Held Liable for the Accident?

Although it was ultimately the collision with the Hummer that caused the victim’s death, she would not have been in its path had it not been for the impact with Jenner. His responsibility, as it is for all drivers, was to approach the intersection at a safe speed to anticipate sudden stops that occur with light changes. In order to propel a car forward, the car must be hit with a great force. The state of Missouri has laws requiring a driver to stay a safe distance from cars in front of them.

What Would You Do if You Were the Surviving Family Member?

It is difficult to discuss lawsuits and compensation claims with a wrongful death. Act on their behalf and seek justice for their senseless death. Backed up traffic is a common occurence and can result in simple fender benders or serious crashes that cause grave injury. If you have been injured by a careless driver or have lost a loved one, a St. Louis car accident attorney can help you recover the damages. Consult with The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. at (314) 361-4242 for a free case evaluation.

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