Several days ago on February 7, 2015 reality star, Bruce Jenner, was involved in a devastating car accident which killed one of the drivers involved. Kim Howe, 69 years old, was killed after being hit in the rear by Bruce Jenner who was driving a Cadillac SUV on the Pacific Coast Highway. Just prior to being hit, Ms. Howe had struck the vehicle in front of her who was apparently stopped in a moving lane of traffic. After being hit by Jenner, Howe’s vehicle spun into oncoming traffic and was hit by an H2 hummer which is alleged to have delivered the fatal blow. The question still remains, who was at fault?
SMASH, another motorist hits you in the rear; you didn’t even see it coming. Can this accident possibly be your fault? Can you be liable for the injuries sustained by the person or passengers of the car that hit you in the rear? One may think, NO WAY! I was hit in the rear – the other driver should have been watching where they were going, however, the law is rarely so simple. Many people would be surprised to know that just because you were hit in the rear by another motorist does not mean you were not at fault; you could still be potentially liable for the injuries sustained by the people in the car that hit you, and this fact doesn’t change even if your car was stopped at the time it was hit in the rear.