Actor Seriously Injured in Car AccidentSeptember 30, 2019
On Sunday, September 1, police were notified that a vehicle ended up in a ditch in the Malibu Hills after a single-vehicle collision on Mulholland Highway. The vehicle belonged to Kevin Hart, but the actor was not driving at the time of the accident. The three occupants, including Hart and two other individuals, survived the crash, but Hart and the driver were hospitalized with serious injuries. The third passenger did not require hospitalization. Hart is currently recovering from surgery.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Hart’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda veered off the road and ended up in a ditch off the road. The vehicle’s roof was completely crushed. Hart was able to free himself from the wreckage and get help, but the other two passengers were pinned in the vehicle. When emergency responders arrived at the scene, they had to saw the roof off to free the trapped passengers. Considering the extent of the damage, all three passengers were lucky to survive the crash. Rescue crews determined that the driver was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.
Who is Liable for Single-Vehicle Accidents?
Single-vehicle car accidents are caused by several possible factors, including debris in the road or an animal running across the street. Those conditions can cause the driver to swerve suddenly and lose control of the vehicle. A single-vehicle collision occurs when the vehicle hits another object, such as a parked car, a telephone pole, or a tree. Depending on how fast the car was traveling, and the object that the car hits, this type of accident can cause significant property damage and serious injuries.
Because there is only one driver and one vehicle involved in the accident, the driver is usually held liable for any damages, particularly if the driver was speeding, was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or was driving recklessly. Depending on the circumstances, the driver may face criminal charges. However, liability may shift to a third party if that person or entity is even partially responsible for the conditions that ultimately caused the accident. If the accident was caused by a defective car part, such as faulty brakes or steering, the car manufacturer may be held liable. If there were defects in the roadway that should have been repaired, the driver may consider filing a personal injury lawsuit against the township, or whoever is responsible for maintaining the roads.
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If you were injured in a single-vehicle car accident, and you believe that another party was responsible for causing the crash, you are urged to contact the Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton as soon as possible. We will conduct a thorough investigation and determine who is responsible for causing the accident. Our experienced legal team will protect your rights and obtain the maximum financial compensation you deserve. To schedule a free, confidential consultation, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
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