Two Auto Accident Lawsuits Filed Against Caitlyn Jenner
Olympic Champion Bruce Jenner, now known as Caitlyn Jenner, is facing two civil lawsuits arising from a chain reaction multiple auto accident in Malibu. The accident happened in February 2015 along the California Pacific Coast Highway. The case names the defendant as “Bruce Jenner a/k/a Caitlyn Jenner” and claims unspecified damages.
Details of Multiple Car Crash
The plaintiff is Jessica Marie Steindorff, a talent manager who was driving a Toyota Prius at the time. The Toyota Prius was stopped in traffic when a white Lexus crashed and hit its rear end. Jenner’s vehicle, which was a black SUV, then hit the rear of the Lexus.
The impact of the collision between Jenner’s SUV and the Lexus sent the Lexus into moving traffic and in the path of an oncoming vehicle, a black Hummer H2. The white Lexus which was driven by Kim Howe crashed into the Hummer. Howe died at the scene while the passengers of the Hummer which had five children and two adults were treated for injuries.
Civil Cases for Damages
The surviving stepchildren of Kim Howe sued Jenner for unspecified damages and costs of suit. The uninjured driver of the Prius also filed a civil lawsuit for damages against Jenner for allegedly causing the multiple car accident when he ‘negligently, carelessly, recklessly and wantonly” operated a vehicle.
Jenner’s SUV was towing an ATV at the time and he/she was reportedly seen using a cellphone when the crash happened. As with the first case against Jenner, the auto accident lawsuit filed by Jessica Marie Steindorff seeks unspecified damages.
Auto Accident in California
California tort laws allow persons injured in a car accident to recover compensation from the party whose negligence caused the accident. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, the value of compensation can cover past and future medical bills, time off work, lost income, ongoing treatment and rehabilitation, therapy, and for your pain and suffering.
When the accident results in the loss of a loved one, the surviving heirs claim damages which may also include a value for loss of companionship, affection and support.
In Southern California, the MCIS Lawyers have years of experience in auto accident and have litigated more than 2,500 cases in a wide range of personal injury areas such as truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, premises liability, and wrongful death cases.
Importantly, one of our lawyers is a former insurance attorney who can represent clients before insurance companies and obtain the best outcomes for them.