A Hollywood car accident early Monday morning resulted in the death of a man. According to WEHOville, the car accident occurred on La Brea Avenue, near where Hollywood meets West Hollywood, at about 2:00am, Monday morning. Witnesses stated that the man was driving too fast, struck parked vehicles, then hit a taxi. There was no report on whether alcohol or drugs may have played a part in this fatal Hollywood accident.
The driver of the taxi, which was struck by the car, had to be taken to a local area hospital. Fortunately, his injuries were only described as minor. The taxi driver was treated and released. Since it appears that the driver who tragically passed away in the car accident was probably at fault for causing the crash, there will probably not be any car accident wrongful death case here. However, if there was another reason for the crash, such as a defective road design, a wrongful death claim may possibly be made. Our hearts go out to the family of the deceased.
Our office has successfully handled car accident cases involving taxi drivers. In these situations, if the taxi is damaged in the crash, and cannot be operated, additional damages must be claimed from the responsible party. These damages include the amount of money the taxi would have been making if it were operable. It is important to remember that the owner of the taxi, as well as the taxi driver, have a duty to mitigate their damages. This means if they can afford to rent a replacement taxi, they should do so.
In this particular case, the driver of the taxi should hire a Hollywood personal injury attorney to pursue his personal injury damages against the insurance company for the responsible party in the crash. These damages may include medical bills, pain, suffering, loss of earnings and loss of use of the taxi. Our office handles Hollywood car accident injury cases and offers a free consultation to anyone injured in an accident.