If you were to be bumped by a renowned Hollywood star’s vehicle, would you be mad or would you feel proud of having a chance to meet and chat with a popular celebrity?
Perhaps everybody is wondering how a Los Angeles female driver reacted upon seeing that the driver who crashed into her car is none other than the Twilight movie star, Kristen Stewart.
Recent reports have confirmed that the Twilight actress accidentally bumped into a woman’s car while the she was out visiting a friend in Los Angeles.
Witnesses have claimed that it was a fender bender and Stewart was able to handle the situation like a mature young lady. In fact, subsequent reports said that the actress was seen going out of her car to check whether the other driver and the kids aboard were all safe. Fortunately, no one was hurt from the incident.
Both drivers subsequently proceeded into exchanging information and assessing the damage to their vehicles. Witnesses further state that the actress was a bit shook up. Accordingly, she seemed a bit shy and embarrassed following the incident.
Fortunately for Stewart, she was about to leave for New York wherein public transportation is always available. Reports assert that Stewart is about to fly to New York to reunite with Twilight movie co-star Robert Pattinson and for business purposes as well.
Everyday, there are lots of car accident incidences that are being reported in the city of Los Angeles alone. Therefore, the state of California has put the safety of motorists at its top priorities. Hence, a car accident attorney in Los Angeles strictly reminded that there are certain rules to follow certain laws that promote safety while driving to avoid vehicle mishaps.
A few weeks after abandoning her diving show on ABC in fears of getting hurt, Kendra Wilkinson was reportedly injured following a car accident in Los Angeles.
Recent reports have confirmed that the former Playboy Magazine model was hospitalized after getting involved in a car accident in the Tarzana neighborhood in Los Angeles, California.
According to media sources, Wilkinson was taken to the Providence Tarzana Medical Center following the crash. Fortunately, the model-host did not incur any serious injuries. However, sources have claimed that she was shocked following the accident. After a complete physical examination, doctors eventually released her from the hospital.
So far, both the actress and her former NFL player husband, Hunk Basket III, are not yet issuing any statement regarding the incident.
Early this month, the 27-year-old actress and mother left the ABC show, ‘Splash,’ because she was afraid of getting hurt. Incidentally, as part of her role on the said show, she was required to dive from the 32-feet above the ground platform. She refused to do the diving challenge. Consequently, she was axed from the show.
Nevertheless, feeling regretful, she subsequently took her Twiiter account after leaving the show to tell her fans that she feels so sorry about her impulsive decision and that her said move will haunt her for the rest of her life. She also admitted that what she did was a big mistake, reports said.
In such even wherein one suffered injuries from a car crash, the victim may turn to a personal injury lawyer in Los Angeles to help him or her determine whatever legal action he or she may file under the applicable laws.
Los Angeles Lakers’ forward/center Jordan Hill’s Bentley recently got involved in a car accident after it crashed to a condominium complex in California.
Initial investigation found out that the driver of Hill’s Bentley lost control of the vehicle, jumped off the curb and crashed it to a condominium complex in 13900 block of Marquesas Way.
Subsequently, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has confirmed that Hill was neither the driver nor a passenger of his vehicle during the time of the incident. Authorities have identified the driver of the vehicle as Michael Lacey, 26-year-old, along with one passenger. Fortunately, both occupants of the car were not seriously injured. Also, no one from the building was injured, the report said.
Meanwhile, authorities suspected that over-speeding was also a factor to the drunk driving incident. Lacey was arrested following the crash that totaled Hill’s vehicle. Later reports confirmed that Lacey is a long-time friend of Hill and that there were no signs that the car had been stolen.
Until present, no words regarding the incident were yet released from Hill’s party. He just took his twitter account moments after the incident and said giving a hint at the incident:
“I’m good everybody…just a bad decision made by a great dude…thanks black ops for keeping me on the couch at da time Lets get this W doe.”
Incidentally, driving under the influence is the most common reason of car accidents in California, specifically in large cities like Los Angeles. Therefore, this is probably the very first issue regarding traffic rules that state regulators must be focusing, suggested by a Los Angeles personal injury attorney.
This is a guest post from Katherine Boschert.
Lindsay Lohan avoids jail time
On Monday, March 18, Lindsay Lohan avoided eight months of jail time for an automobile accident she had in June of 2012, in which her Porsche rear-ended a truck. At the time of the accident, she reportedly lied to the police, claiming that her assistant was driving the vehicle at the time. Nevertheless, the troubled actress was charged with reckless driving and was sentenced to 90 days of rehab, in which she will not be able to enter or leave the premises. Additionally, she was ordered to do 30 days of community service as well as to receive 18 months of psychological counseling. She also must pay several hundred dollars in court fees and fines, as well as restitution to the victim. Although she was sentenced in Los Angeles, she will be able to serve her community service in New York City, where she is currently working.
Not Lindsay Lohan’s first time in legal trouble
Lohan is no stranger to legal problems; in fact, she is still serving probation for stealing a necklace valued at $2500 in early 2011. She escaped a jail term because the charge was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. Ms. Lohan also has a history of substance abuse, and has been in and out of court since 2007. She spent at least five times in rehab; however, she is still struggling with drug and alcohol abuse.
No more second chances
According to the judge, Lindsay Lohan will receive no second chances if she violates her probation again. Additionally, she was ordered not to drive — the judge told her that she will have no problem complying, as she is currently working in New York City and does not require a car.
What is next for Lindsay Lohan?
Lindsay Lohan does not have to attend any more hearings as long as she remains in compliance with her sentence. However, her legal team is required to attend a compliance hearing on May 2, and they will be required to provide a progress report on the actress’ psychological counseling, as well as proof that she is attending an in-patient rehabilitation program. A hearing will be set for her community service after she completes her rehab.
Lindsay Lohan has had many chances to stay out of trouble, only to end up in court again. If she fails to comply with her sentence, she will end up in jail. For more information on this topic, check out this St. Louis car injury attorney.
More than a year after Plaxico Burress got on the losing end of a car accident lawsuit in 2008, he has now lost his driving privileges after he failed to pay the amount of monetary relief tendered in the said lawsuit.
Recent reports claimed that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver’s lawyer dispatched a letter to Florida’s Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) to have the player’s driver’s license be suspended since he never paid his car accident victim with any single penny as compensation.
It could be remembered that Burress was sued by a woman named Alise Smith in 2008 after he allegedly rear ended her car with his Mercedez Benz. As a result of which, Smith reportedly suffered neck and back injuries.
Smith subsequently sued Burress for medical bills, lost wages and other damages. Fortunately for Smith, the jury ruled in her favor and awarded her with $125,000.00 plus interest which the football player failed to pay.
Therefore, ‘as requested,’ the DMV eventually suspends Burress’ driving privileges, and to regain it he must pay the tendered judgment.
Apparently, Burress will have some trouble getting to practice games, especially now that he has just signed a 1-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Obviously, he will need someone to drive for him unless he finally decided to pay his staggering legal due or challenge the DMV’s action, commented by a Los Angeles injury attorney.
The former Victoria’s Secret’s model Miranda Kerr was reportedly involved in a scary car accident along the Los Angeles Freeway.
Recent reports confirmed that the Australian model injured her neck after a vehicle slammed into her car while she was driving on the said freeway.
News about her accident broke after Kerr was spotted roaming around Los Angeles the day after the incident. According to reports, the model and her mother was wearing a scarf, probably to cover up her neck brace when she was photographed that day.
Further reports claimed that Kerr underwent several MRI scans to determine the extent of her injuries, which went from her neck to her back. Apparently, the model suffered from a bad case of whiplash. In fact, her spokesperson has confirmed that she is in a lot of pain but was thankful that the accident was not more serious.
Subsequently, police reports confirmed that the driver of the other vehicle that rammed into Kerr’s car was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). The said driver will possibly face charges of reckless driving, authorities said..
Fortunately, Kerr’s two-year-old son was not injured in the incident. Meanwhile, following the crash, her husband, Orlando Bloom, has since stayed beside Kerr to take good care of her.
In all states, driving with blood alcohol content (BAC) at or above 0.08 percent is unlwaful. However, specific laws and penalties still differ from state to state. In California, when a driver has .15 BAC, he or she may face charges as a result of driving under the influence (DUI). Penalties may include but not limited to suspension of driver’s license, impoundment of vehicle and vehicle confiscation, explained by a Los Angeles car accident attorney.
A few months ago, comedian and movie actor Russell Brand reportedly hit a pedestrian; and now, he may be facing a hundred-dollar lawsuit following victim’s claims.
Accordingly, the man who was claiming that he have been hit by the English comedian drove into him at Los Angeles in sometime in January, 2012, is now seeking for hundred of dollars in his lawsuit, reports confirmed.
In his lawsuit, Victor Sneed, claims that he has already shelled out $45,000.00 in his medical expenses and will be paying for another $140,000.00 for future surgeries as a result of the injuries he sustained from the said incident. As a result of this, he is seeking for a total of $850,000.00 in damages.
Incidentally, in earlier reports, although it claimed that Sneed incurred personal injuries and damages to properties following the alleged pedestrian accident, it did not revealed the extent of his injuries. In addition, the victim was only seeking for $25,000.00 in damages upon filing the lawsuit. However, the said amount is, in fact, has now tripled.
On the other hand, Brand’s party simply told media sources that he is not to blame for the incident.
Apparently, despite Katy Perry’s former husband’s denial, the said lawsuit continuously move forward and in fact quickly incurring a little staggering amount in a few months time. In such scenario, Brand can even expect if to be at its higher monetary relief sooner as long as no settlement has been raised yet by any of the parties involved, said by a Los Angeles personal injury attorney.
After pleading not guilty a month after his most recent driving under the influence (DUI) arrest, Bobby Brown was eventually sentenced with 55 days in jail.
According to news reports, Brown pled to contest to the charges given to him by the Los Angeles court. Aside from jail time, he was also required to complete an 18-month alcohol program. Also, he would be under probation for four years.
On March 20 of last year, he is required to submit himself into to jail and to start attending three AA meetings per week.
Brown’s conviction stemmed from his third DUI arrest. Previous reports revealed that Brown was pulled over by cops for driving erratically in Los Angeles streets. The apprehending officer even testified that he in fact, immediately smelled the strong odor of alcohol in him. In addition, he even failed to pass a series of sobriety tests given to him.
Way back in 1996, Brown had his first DUI arrest and then his second and third arrest occurred only last year, in March and in October to be exact.
Now, following his conviction, sources close to Brown told media that he is now considering rehab treatment again although he had been over it before. Brown’s party further disclosed that Brown anticipates that he would finally get rid of his alcohol addiction once he checked back in rehab since the first time he entered the rehab wasn’t that successful because he did not take it seriously.
Apparently, Brown learned his lesson this time. Hopefully, his daughter and her fiancé would learn from his fate as well, commented by several personal injury lawyers who have witnessed how the two wrecked their high-end cars.
As reported last year, the Scottish actor James Mcavoy revealed that he had nearly killed his co-star in a horrific accident during the filming of the X-men: First Class. However, other than that, no other details were released following his revelation.
However, during his recent interview with the hit motoring TV show in UK, Top Gear, the actor finally shared details about the terrifying accident to the show host Jeremy Clarkson.
During his interview, he told Clarkson that as he was operating the motorbikes with the side car racing with Michael Fassbender in the side doing the counter balance on about 17 miles per hour speed, the bike flipped. Subsequently, upon landing again, it caught so much traction, causing them both to be thrown forward.
They both landed into the back of a Lexus. But this did not bring conclusion in the incident. Mcavon further flew forward and smacked his face off the windscreen until he came to a stop on the ground 15 foot away from the actual scene. On the other hand, Fassbender likewise flew forward making his shins to spill out enormous blood flow.
Both actors played a significant role in the 2011 American Superhero film based on the Marvel Comics’ X-men characters, the X-men: First Class. McAvoy played the role of ‘Professor X’ while Fassbender portrayed the role of ‘Magneto’.
Apparently, this is the first time that the actor disclosed details about the said incident. Fortunately, nothing fatal occurred during the accident. Incidentally, in his years of experience, the Los Angeles injury attorney herein witnessed many incidences of wrongful deaths that occurred during dangerous movie stunts while filming. Therefore, the two were very lucky for surviving that awful accident without any severe complications, he claimed.
According to reports, the hotel heiress was celebrating her 31st birthday with her 21-year old boyfriend when the latter sustained a severe cut on his left leg after taking a serious tumble on the slopes of Lake Tahoe, California.
Following the incident, Hilton took his Pheed account to inform her and her beau’s fans about the incident. In her own words quoted below, she said in her post:
“Such a scary day on the slopes today,” the 32-year-old birthday girl posted. “After seeing the gash on @RiverViiperi’s leg, I almost passed out. I have never seen a cut that deep in my life. He is so brave, I can’t even imagine the pain he went through today. “
Subsequently, Paris took his Twitter account to explain what happened during their ski adventure. She said:
“Just got out of the hospital with @RiverViiperi. He was doing a high jump while skiing & the ski sliced in to his leg! 19 stitches! Oww! (sic)”
Fortunately for Viiperi, his injuries appeared to be non-life-threatening. In other ski accident cases, victims usually end up suing the premise owner for negligence or slip-and-fall. However, in the model’s case, apparently, he has no intent of raising any claim since the incident was excusable on the premise owner’s part because it was purely an accident.
Nevertheless, a Los Angeles injury lawyer here noted that victims of similar accidents are entitled for compensation depending on the gravity of the injuries sustained.