A 41-year-old Georgia man has filed a $730,000 lawsuit against Bobbi Kristina Brown for a car accident he says she caused three days before being found unresponsive in her bathtub.
According to a report in the New York Daily News, Russell Eckerman claims that a head-on crash on January 27, 2015 left him with medical bills and damages exceeding $730,000.
Critical Injury Crash
The accident occurred near Atlanta just three days before Brown, Whitney Houston’s daughter was found unconscious in a bathtub in her Roswell, Georgia, home. Brown, 21, has been in a coma since January.
The lawsuit, filed in Fulton County Supreme Court, alleges that Brown was speeding and tailgating a car when she lost control of her 2005 Jeep Liberty, swerved into oncoming traffic and collided with Eckerman’s Ford Taurus.
At the time of the crash, a witness said Eckerman was bleeding from his head and did not have a pulse. Eckerman also spent several days hospitalized in critical condition.
Police determined Brown lost control of the Jeep when she blew a right rear tire. Investigators found a nail in the tire.
The lawsuit also names Ford Motor Company charging the airbag in Eckerman’s car did not deploy properly and that its seatbelt was defective as well.
Determining Liability in a Car Crash
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, it is important to determine who or what caused the crash. There may be more than one factor that contributes to a crash and the resulting injuries.
As in this case, driver negligence and defective safety devices may have added to the seriousness of the victim’s injuries. This is why it is crucial to retain the services of an experienced car accident lawyer, especially if you have sustained severe, disabling or debilitating injuries.
A successful injury claim can help you secure compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.