Chet Hanks – the son of famous movie star Tom Hanks – was reportedly in a
car accident in California last year with one Mr. Terry Moogan. Since that day when
he rear-ended Mr. Moogan’s vehicle, he has gone to rehabilitation
programs for drug and alcohol abuse and addiction, and has also admitted
to his substance abuse problems.
Now Mr. Moogan has filed a lawsuit for the car accident, but the defendant
is not Chet. Instead, the lawsuit holds his parents, Mr. Tom Hanks and
Mrs. Rita Wilson, accountable for the personal injuries and property damage
he sustained in the collision. According to the claim, Tom Hanks and his
wife are at least partially liable for the accident due to the fact that
they allowed Chet to use their vehicle while fully understanding that
he frequently displayed dangerous behaviors of substance abuse. Evidence
may eventually show that he was indeed
intoxicated at the time of the crash, as Mr. Moogan claims.
Extended Liability in Personal Injury Cases
While it might be unusual for a personal injury case to be filed against
someone who was not actually there at the time of a car accident, it is
not entirely out of the question. Compare Chet’s accident with another
type of accident and Mr. Moogan’s argument becomes clearer. For
example, if you were hurt on the job while working on a construction site,
you probably wouldn’t think you had to sue your coworkers; the more
logical option would be to sue your employer who failed to uphold and
encourage safety standards. Despite that person, or that group of executives,
not being on the jobsite when the accident happened, they can be held
accountable for the damages.
This recent Tom Hanks car accident lawsuit underlines the critical importance
of retaining trustworthy and highly-experienced legal advocates when you
need to file a lawsuit. Proving liability can be an uphill battle, especially
when it is extended to parties beyond those obviously negligent, and you
would not want to undertake this task without a full understanding of
the law and litigation.
you need reliable legal representation for your own car accident in Ohio,
be sure to
contact Rourke and Blumenthal at your earliest convenience. With the help of our Columbus personal injury
attorneys, you may be able to receive maximum compensation from the liable
party, even if they turn out to be someone unexpected.