The Kardashian family makes their living by staying in the news, but they probably didn’t want the publicity that comes with causing a car accident. According to a recent azcentral.com report, 17-year-old Kylie Jenner is reportedly at fault for causing an accident last week in California. She is alleged to have made an aggressive U-turn and smashed into another car.
However, Kylie is reported to have told a different story to her parents, Bruce and Kris Jenner. The report indicates that she told them that the other driver actually crashed into her. To make matters worse, the injured woman’s attorney indicates that Jenner was “aggressive” towards the woman and even tried to persuade her not to call the police; even offering the woman money.
Because of the stark differences in the parties accounts, this is an example of why accident investigations are important. A thorough investigation can identify the true cause of a crash, and even answer questions surrounding the extent of a person’s injuries. Further, an investigation can help determine who was at fault in the crash which could have substantial legal implications.
Essentially, a driver who causes a crash can be held responsible by paying for an injured party’s medical expenses, lost wages and rehabilitative costs (as necessary). However, if an injured person is also found to be at fault, his or her recovery could be reduced under Arizona’s comparative negligence standard.
As such, if you have been involved in a car accident, it is helpful to have an experienced personal injury attorney to advise you.