an article published by People.com, Actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been sued over a 2015
car accident involving their son, Chet Hanks. The plaintiff, Terry Moogan, was allegedly
rear-ended by Chet on a highway in Los Angeles while he was driving under
the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. The lawsuit claims that Hanks and
Wilson were aware of their son’s condition at the time of the collision
and, as owners of the vehicle, should be held partially responsible.
Chet Hanks has been open about his struggles with addiction and has publicly
admitted he attended rehab last summer. According to the Daily News, however,
Chet was not charged with DUI following the crash, as the police did not
respond to the scene of the accident.
This is a prime example of why it is important it is to carefully investigate
any accident claim to determine who was negligent in causing or contributing
to an accident. If you should ever be involved in a car accident, an attorney
can examine the facts surrounding your crash and help you pursue maximum
financial recovery for your suffering. Without legal help, you could run
the risk of accepting a settlement that is far less than what you are
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