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Fatal Accident Involving Bruce Jenner Puts Multi-Vehicle Collisions in Spotlight

Who is at fault when one accident causes another

This February, Olympic decathlete and reality star Bruce Jenner was involved in a multiple-car collision that claimed the life of a 69-year-old woman. The facts of the case bring to light the complexities of a multiple-car collision, as well as a growing trend in modern accident investigation.

Jenner was driving on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu when a Lexus rear-ended a Prius in front of him. Despite evidence that he tried to brake and avoid the accident, Jenner rear-ended the Lexus, pushing it into traffic where it was hit by a Hummer. The woman driving the Lexus was killed in the second collision.

Investigations in these sorts of accidents can take months, though at this time Jenner has not been charged. From a legal standpoint, Jenner does share blame for the accident because he was coming in from behind the other cars. However, because the accident occurred independent of him, the sudden stop of the cars in front of him may be ruled unavoidable, which would free him of responsibility.

In addition to the conditions of the accident, police checked Jenner’s blood alcohol content and, perhaps more telling, are investigating his cell phone records. If Jenner was found to be driving while texting or on the phone, illegal in California, then he may share blame and face charges in the accident.

It’s important to always be aware while driving. Accidents can happen at any time, anywhere around you. If the unexpected happens, you need to be prepared in order to avoid becoming part of an accident. And if you are involved in an accident, seek assistance from an experienced Philadelphia car accident lawyer as soon as possible to discuss legal options for compensation or defense.

Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC,LLC:  Experienced in Multi-Vehicle Accident Litigation

The attorneys at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC encourage anyone involved in a rear-end collision , multi-vehicle collision or any motor vehicle accident to contact their Philadelphia offices. They have more than 26 years of experience with personal injury claims, and work with clients to build a solid claim and secure maximum compensation for damage and injuries. Call today at 215-569-8488 or contact us online.  We help injured victims in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.