About 2 hours ago, TMZ is reporting that Bruce Jenner was involved in a fatal rear end car accident in Malibu. According to TMZ, Jenner apparently told police that the Malibu wrongful death car accident occurred when he was fleeing from paparazzi who were chasing him. Jenner’s vehicle apparently rear ended another vehicle. That white car apparently was pushed into oncoming traffic, where it was struck by a Hummer. The driver of the white vehicle tragically perished in this multi car accident in Malibu.
Bruce Jenner is a well known United States olympian who won the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics. He later gained additional fame as the step father to the Kardashian sisters, in the well-known reality television show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” Jenner is also the father of Brandon, Brody, Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Bruce Jenner has gained additional fame recently as reports have suggested that he has been undergoing the process of having a sex change. The Kardashian family has a home in Calabasas, California.
According to TMZ, Bruce Jenner was subjected to a field sobriety test at the scene of the Malibu accident, which he reportedly passed. A total of eight people were apparently involved in the crash and might have sustained injuries, including the one fatality.
The family of the victim of this Malibu wrongful death accident will likely make a wrongful death claim against Bruce Jenner, who would be expected to have a large auto insurance policy to protect his personal assets from a wrongful death judgment. Depending on how the investigation goes, there may be other sources for recovery as well, including if any members of the media were negligent in the way they pursued Jenner. If their negligence contributed to this horrible incident, their companies may be held legally accountable for additional wrongful death damages.
Our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers in Calabasas handle Malibu wrongful death claims. We recently obtained over $1,000,000 for the family of a woman who was struck by a drunk driver. Originally, it did not look like there would be any insurance for the drunk driver, but our office investigated and found applicable insurance so that the family of the deceased was able to get a financial recovery for the loss of their dear mother. In a case against a celebrity like Bruce Jenner, the damages and insurance coverage may be much higher.
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