On December 4, 2015, Peter Wolf-Millesi, a composer who co-wrote Starship’s “We Built This City” and Wang Chung’s “Everybody Have Fun Tonight,” filed suit in the Los Angeles Superior Court. Wolf-Millesi claims that the accident caused nerve damage in his hands and wrists, which preclude him from working. The other passengers in the car also suffered injuries.
According to the lawsuit, Jenner’s Cadillac Escalade was traveling too fast down Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu when it hit the back of a Lexus. The Lexus moved into oncoming traffic, hitting Wolf-Millesi’s vehicle. Jenner’s vehicle continued forward and hit a Toyota Prius. The owner of the Lexus was killed in the accident. In addition to Wolf-Millesi’s suit, the family of the Lexus owner and the owner of the Toyota Prius have also sued Jenner.
Under California law, a personal injury plaintiff is entitled to recover both past and future lost earnings. Past lost earnings are the amount of income/earnings/salary/wages that the plaintiff has lost to date. Future lost earnings are the amount of income/earnings/salary/wages that the plaintiff will be reasonably certain to lose in the future as a result of the injury. Should Mr. Wolf-Millesi prove that (a) Jenner was negligent, and (b) that he is no longer able to compose music due to his injuries, the potential damages could be significant.
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