Jennifer Lopez and Friend Leah Remini Hit by Drunk Driver, Took Selfie After DUI Car Accident
Over the weekend, pop culture icon Jennifer Lopez and friend Leah Remini were enjoying a trip through Malibu in Lopez’s new car when the pair were hit by a drunk driver. They were fine after the DUI car accident, but Lopez had some choice words for her fans through Twitter.
“Sitting at a light,” she captioned the selfie she took, “Riding high right before some drunk fool rear ended us in my new whip!!! Thank god everyone ok!!! #GRATEFUL #THANKYOUGOD #DontdrinkandDrive!!!! #cursedthatfoolout #theBronxcameout #dontmesswithmycoconuts #mamabear #leahstayedcalm #thatwasweird”
The pair took a selfie after the DUI car accident to show that they were all right, if displeased.
The two pop stars were in the car with two children when the drunk driver in a pick-up truck struck the rear of their vehicle at a red light, then drove away. Leaving the scene of a DUI car accident is also a serious crime.
Lopez told reporters and police that the drivers both got out of their vehicles to exchange insurance information, when the truck driver suddenly got back in his car and drove away. Deputies found him quickly, and arrested him on DUI charges. His name has not been released to the public.
Fortunately, no one was injured in the DUI car accident.
DUI Car Accident and Wrongful Death Litigation in South Carolina
A car accident can transform a routine drive into a life-changing catastrophe. Every year, thousands of drivers end up in a South Carolina car wreck, and on average about 800 of them will lose their lives.
Typical causes of car accidents include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (referred to as driving under the influence, or DUI), automobile defect, failed maintenance, failing to be careful, speeding, running stops signs or stop lights, failing to yield the right of way, not paying attention because of using cell phone or PDA, adjusting radio or DVD player, or eating while driving.
If a loved one dies as a result of the negligence, recklessness, DUI, or intentional conduct of another, you may be entitled to bring a claim for wrongful death. A wrongful death lawsuit asserts a claim against a person who can be held legally responsible for a death. Surviving family members may be entitled to damages; money that can help with the expenses caused by the loss of their loved one.
Common wrongful death claims arise as a result of a:
- tractor trailer accident,
- automobile accident, including DUI accidents,
- burn injury,
- brain injury,
- motorcycle accident,
- construction site accident,
- defective product,
- toys or childrens’ product,
- medical malpractice claim,
- nursing home neglect and abuse, or an
- injury sustained while working on the job.
The Strom Law Firm Can Help with DUI Car Accident Injury and Wrongful Death Cases
Although many of the people we represent in these cases are from right here in South Carolina, our lawyers routinely take clients from throughout the Southeastern U.S. and, in certain types of product liability or pharmaceutical cases, from across the country as well. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed through no fault of your own, whether from a defective product or in a DUI car accident, you may have a personal injury or wrongful death case. Contact the South Carolina personal injury accident attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, LLC today for a free, no-cost consultation today. 803.252.4800