Marouane Hdidou, the husband of a waitress who died in a car collision involving singer-actress Brandy, has filed a wrongful death claim against her. This is the third wrongful death lawsuit filed against Brandy Morris in connection to the death of Awatef Aboudihaj, whose parents and two children have already filed their own claims.
The accident, which took place on the San Diego Freeway on December 30, also left several other motorists severely injured. Mallory Ham, the 50-year-old woman whose car also hit Aboudihaj’s car as she was trying to avoid another vehicle that had gone into her lane, is also named in the lawsuit.
Hdidou says that more than 20 other unnamed drivers may have also been involved in negligently causing his wife’s death. He is accusing the drivers of driving too fast and following to closely, causing the wrongful death of his wife.
California Highway Patrol has told prosecutors that Brandy should be charged with misdemeanor manslaughter for causing the multi-car collision. According to police, the 28-year-old entertainer was traveling at 65mph and failed to slow down in traffic, which caused her to hit Aboudihaj’s Honda with her Land Rover.
The Honda then hit another car, slid to the side, struck the center divide, and was hit by Ham’s car. If convicted, Brandy could face a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison.
Hdidou is seeking medical and funeral costs, legal fees, and a number of punitive damages. He is also requesting damages for the deprivation of “support, maintenance, solace, moral support, companionship, and comfort” caused by the death of his wife.
Wrongful death claims can be complicated, and it is important that you retain the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you file your claim and assess the amount of damages that you can recover for your devastating loss. Although no amount of money can ever make up for the loss of your loved one, you can file for damages and hold the other party liable for your pain and suffering, as well as the loss of your loved one’s life.
If you are someone who has lost a loved one in an accident caused by negligence in the Maryland or Washington D.C. area, contact Lebowitz and Mzhen today. We are a personal injury law firm committed to helping victims of injury accidents.
Brandy Sued For Wrongful Death in Freeway Accident, AP/ABC.com May 5, 2007
Brandy’s Lawsuit Trifecta, Eonline.com, May 4, 2007
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