A California teenager is recovering from the injuries she suffered when she was rear-ended by a semi-truck during a foggy morning commute last week. No one else was injured in the crash, and it is not yet known whether the truck driver or anyone else involved will face criminal charges in connection with the accident. In addition, it remains to be seen whether the teen will file a personal injury lawsuit against the truck driver or his employer in order to recoup some of her medical costs and other expenses incurred as a result of the crash.
More than a dozen lawsuits have already been filed in connection with the horrific off-road racing accident that occurred in the Mojave Desert just over a year-and-a-half ago.
Nearly five years ago, a couple was killed when their SUV rolled over on Highway 98. The SUV wasn't hit by another vehicle. The driver of the SUV did nothing wrong. In fact, the accident was not caused by anyone or anything on the road that day.
Adam Penenberg writes in his Fast Company piece from last week, "you have a $131 million verdict against a major corporation by a jury that found that one of its most popular (and profitable vehicles) was essentially defective, a future NY Mets star whose life was tragically cut short, a top litigator, and no media coverage?"