According to various sources, an actress who is known for playing a character in the television series “Quantico,” has filed a lawsuit against two drivers and two California state agencies over a three car accident that happened last February in Los Angeles. One of the cars involved in the wreck was a state emergency vehicle.
The actress reportedly claims that she lost a significant amount in potential compensation due to the ordeal while she was riding in an Uber driven car. According to the suit, the actress is not suing the driver of the Uber vehicle that she was riding in.
According to the California Highway Patrol accident report, one of the officers at the scene found the driver of the non-emergency vehicle to be at fault. The report stated the determination was made that the first driver made an improper lane change which then forced the ambulance to swerve into the lane that the actress was riding in.
According to a statement by the actress’s attorney, the actress was seriously injured when the Suburban she was riding in was caused to roll multiple times as a result of the accident.
The lawsuit seeks lost wages, hospital and medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and general damages. This case is illustrative of the different damages, financial and otherwise, that can occur as a result of a car accident. If the plaintiff can prove that the other drivers were negligent, then they will be responsible for covering the various costs incurred as a result of their negligent actions.
Due to the lack of oversight in areas where Uber and other ride sharing companies operate, companies like Uber and Lyft can operate with negligently trained or even unqualified drivers. Drivers may be unfamiliar with roadways and neighborhoods they are hired to travel thereby exposing passengers, motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians and others from preventable auto, car and motor vehicle accidents and other unreasonable risks of harm.
In this case, however, it was not the Uber driver of the vehicle that the plaintiff was riding in, but rather purportedly another driver. Unfortunately, improper lane changes and entering into intersections are common causes of car accidents. It is unclear why the first car was driving as it was, but it is clear from what happened that the chain reaction that resulted caused serious injury and other damages.
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