Brandy Norwood, the R& B singer-actress is countersuing for negligence Mallory Ham, a man who is also suing the performer for personal injury. Both Brandy and Ham are facing wrongful death lawsuits from the family of Awatef Aboudihaj, the woman who was killed when her Toyota Corolla was struck by Brandy’s Range Rover on the San Diego Freeway last December. Ham and Brandy are blaming each other for causing the deadly car collision. Brandy is also challenging the other lawsuits that have been filed against her.
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office is still considering whether to charge the performer with vehicular manslaughter. The California Highway Patrol has filed a report suggesting that she face charges for the collision. They claim that she neglected to slow down, even as the traffic grew thicker, causing her to crash into Aboudihaj’s vehicle, which was then struck by Ham’s vehicle. If Brandy is convicted, she could face a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison.
Car accidents can lead to serious, life altering, and permanent injuries, including death. If another person or party’s negligence caused the accident, it is important that you speak with a personal injury lawyer who can help you assess the extent of your injuries or recovery and file the claim for you. Often, injury victims do not receive the full amount of damages they could be entitled to because they are unaware of how much they can and should receive for their injuries. It is not uncommon for insurance companies to try to settle accident claims for less than what you are entitled to.
You will also want to file your claim within the statute of limitations period that your state allows for the kind of accident that you have been involved in. A good injury attorney can help you recover compensation for your injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, and/or any lost wages.
If your attorney is unable to negotiate a settlement for you, he or she will then ask you if you would like to file a personal injury lawsuit. You will want to make sure that your attorney is an experienced trial lawyer who knows how to successfully argue your case in front of a jury. You will also want a personal injury lawyer who has the resources to properly investigate and build your case for you.
Lebowitz and Mzhen is a personal injury law firm that has successfully represented many personal injury victims in the Washington D.C. area and in Maryland. We are skilled trial attorneys who have the skills, resources, and experience to represent your interests and help you obtain the best outcome possible for your injury claims.
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Related Web Resources:
Another lawsuit filed against Grammy-winning singer Brandy over crash, CBC.Ca, February 22, 2007
Brandy faces $50M suit over fatal crash, CBC.Ca, January 31, 2007