Helen Hunt is considering suing a limousine service that was operating the vehicle she was riding and caused a serious car crash in October 2019.
Hunt, filed a complaint via her lawyer about personal injury and loss of earnings against the BLS Limousine Service of Los Angeles, Inc., as a result of the car accident.
Hunt is an American filmmaker, director, actress, and screenwriter. She has been acting in the industry since she was a teenager in the early 1970s, where she played several roles as a child actress. Over the years, she has been successful in receiving many accolades and awards, such as the Emmy Awards and Academy Awards.
Hunt’s popularity rose with the role of Jamie Buchman in a movie titled Mad About You. The movie won her several awards including the Primetime Emmy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards. The film, As Good As It Gets, earned her Academy Awards for Best Actress.
The Car Accident
On October 16, 2019, the Academy Award winner was traveling in the backseat of an SUV in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles when her vehicle met an accident after trying to drive through an intersection.
Hunt sought compensatory damages against BLS and put it down to wage loss, personal injury, hospital and medical expenses, general damage, and loss of earning capacity. She included loss of earnings, emotional distress, pain, and suffering into the list of her other damages, leading to economic and non-economic damages. The chief grievance of Hunt was that the defendants were negligent.
The ‘Scary’ Part
Hunt was filming a limited series revival of Mad About You at the time, and a few days later on Instagram, she assured her fans that she is doing better and will be back at work. She said that it was scary and was back on the set with her friend. The accident terrified her and she was even hospitalized following the crash.
Crime or No Crime
Hunt was among several people who were shifted to the local hospital. The police investigated the freak traffic incident and determined that there were no crimes committed during the time.
Hunt was shooting for Mad About You reboot at the time of the accident, and she went back to the set of the limited series only later that month.
Since the accident, Hunt also became a part of the film, The Night Clerk. She had other films in her kitty such as How It Ends, which was released in July, and continued to have a recurring role in Starz’s show Blindspotting.
The Collision and the Aftermath
Hunt was riding in the back of a black SUV when it was hit by another car, which almost flipped the SUV onto its side. Video footage of the accident showed that Hunt’s black SUV was trying to attempt to drive through the intersection of San Vicente and Tremaine Avenue when it was t-boned, resulting in a collision. Hunt was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, complaining of pain following the collision. Although she was released a few hours later, she was visibly shaken but thankfully without any injuries.
The Hero and the Savior
The man who pulled Hunt from the car after the crash accepted the fact that he did not know exactly whom he was saving. His only instinct at that time was to bring everyone to a safe position. Also, he didn’t know whether everyone was okay at that time and he thought the entire incident to be quite scary. His selfless act made him an overnight celebrity.
Her Acting Career After the Crash
At the time of the accident, Hunt was filming the Mad About You reboot. The incident forced her to take a break from it and took her several months before she could resume work. Thus the accident caused her mental, physical, and financial damages. Hence, she decided to sue the company two years after the accident occurred.
We do not know yet what the car company has to say about Helen’s lawsuit. Especially when the suit was filed a good two years after the incident occurred. We hope we get to know more about the lawsuit in the days to come.