A Ferrari, which was carrying professional golfer Bill Haas, crashed yesterday in Pacific Palisades, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. According to CNN, the Los Angeles car accident occurred when the Ferrari, being driven by a man who has not yet been named, collided with an SUV which happened to be driven by the well known actor Luke Wilson. The Ferrari then apparently los control and rolled.
Bill Haas was a passenger in the Ferrari at the time of the car accident in Pacific Palisades and he was taken to the hospital with what have been described by the Los Angeles Fire Department as serious injuries. The driver of the Ferrari was tragically pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Luke Wilson apparently was not injured in this fatal Los Angeles accident. There was also a woman who was taken to the hospital and was listed in serious condition. Her name or involvement in the accident have not yet been released.
Bill Haas was in Los Angeles to play in the Genesis Open, which takes place at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. Due to his injuries, Mr. Haas will not be participating in the event and could potentially lose a lot of prize money.
This brings up potentially complicated question from a Los Angeles personal injury standpoint. If Mr. Haas were to make a personal injury claim against the deceased driver, if he was at fault for the collision, the claim could include loss of earnings for the time he is unable to golf. In addition, if the injuries impact his career in the future, the loss of earnings claim could be very substantial. Mr. Haas and the woman who were injured should hire an experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer to help them with their respective cases.
Our sincerest condolences go out to the family of the man who passed away in this car accident.