Hulk Hogan Is Sued In Florida Personal Injury Lawsuit By Family Of Man Seriously Hurt in Car Crash With Wrestler’s Son
In Florida, wrestling and Reality TV star Hulk Hogan and his family have been named in a car accident injury lawsuit by the family of John Graziano, a friend of Hogan’s son Nick Bollea.
Graziano sustained serious head and brain injuries in the August 26 crash. He remains in the hospital.
Graziano had been riding a car driven by Nick, who was racing his friend, Daniel Jacobs, in Clearwater, Florida. According to prosecutors, Nick had been driving his car about 40 miles above the legal speed limit. His car spun out of control and hit a palm tree.
Earlier this month, the Clearwater Police Department released photos from the catastrophic motor vehicle collision.
The lawsuit, filed in Pinellas County, names Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, his wife Linda Bollea, Nick Bollea, and Daniel Jacobs as plaintiffs.
According to the lawsuit, Hogan is responsible for the catastrophic auto collision because he had signed a consent form so his son could get his driver’s license and allowed his son to drive even though he knew that Nick enjoyed speed driving and racing. Hogan also owns the car that Nick had been driving during the crash.
Linda is being held legally liable for allegedly being aware of Nick’s reckless habits and “encouraging his dangerous behavior.”
Nick is named as a defendant because he drank alcohol before driving even though he is under 21 years of age and for speeding and racing his car on the night of the accident. Jacob’s is named in the lawsuit for participating in the speed racing that lead to the catastrophic car crash.
Graziano could require millions of dollars in medical care for the remainder of his life. He is reportedly in a semi-conscious state. Graziano’s parents, Edward and Debra Graziano, want to place any money they receive from the lawsuit in a trust for him.
Nick has been charged with reckless driving.
In South Florida, if you have been injured in a car collision because another driver was negligent, do not hesitate to contact our Florida personal injury law firm right away for your free consultation with one of our car accident lawyers.
Hulk Hogan sued by family of Florida crash victim, Reuters, March 24, 2008
Photos Released Showing Severity Of Bollea Crash, 2.tbo.com, March 12, 2008
Related Web Resources:
Hulk Hogan's Son Nick Arrested in Connection With Car Crash That Injured Friend, Foxnews.com, November 7, 2008
Traumatic Brain Injuries, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke