If you lose a loved one in a car accident, you expect the person responsible to take responsibility. When you file a complaint with the court, you can seek compensation from the responsible party, asking that they compensate you according to the court’s discretion and your bills and other needs. If you find that you aren’t being heard by the other person or that the person has decided to try to get the case dropped, then you could be in a situation much like the family of a woman who was killed in a car accident involving Bruce Jenner, a former Olympian and TV personality.
Jenner has filed for a lawsuit to be dropped against him; that lawsuit stems from a car accident that took place in February when he, along with several others, were in a multi-vehicle collision. According to the paperwork filed against Jenner, the stepchildren of the crash victim have sought compensation for the woman’s death, blaming Jenner. However, Jenner claims that neither of the stepchildren, aged 57 and 60, were living with the woman in the year before her death. Other information has indicated that the stepchildren may have been estranged from the woman.
Jenner did not face any traffic violations following the accident, making this a harder situation for the woman’s family. She was struck from behind by Jenner’s vehicle while she was in her own car.
Like this family, if you’re involved in a similar situation, you do have the right to seek compensation for your loss. You’ll need to prove that you have been affected financially to make a strong case.
Source: US Weekly, “Bruce Jenner Petitions to Throw Out Wrongful Death Suit in Car Crash That Took His Neighbor’s Life,” Rachel Mcrady, May. 27, 2015