A lawsuit has been filed against actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, for an auto accident involving their adult son. The plaintiff accuses the couple of negligence, claiming they were aware that their 25-year-old son, Chester, was operating his vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he was involved in a car crash. There is no proof that Chester was committing DUI because police did not respond to the accident. The accusations were brought forth not long after he appeared on social media stating he is attending rehab for cocaine addiction. The plaintiff is seeking compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering, claiming he suffered injuries to his brain and neck. The Hanks family has not commented on the allegations.
All reckless driving can be dangerous and deadly. However, the act of operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol is one of the most careless and negligent decisions a driver can make. If you suffer an injury or the loss of a loved one during a DUI accident, you should exercise your right to seek a legal consultation from an experienced auto accident attorney.
The St. Louis injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth are anxious to speak with you regarding your potential accident case. We will analyze all details of your accident to determine if you have grounds to file a case. Our attorneys work diligently for your rights and will support you throughout the case. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.