A lawsuit was filed this week with regard to a traffic accident which occurred on January 9, 2013, when, a young man named Gabor Turi, driving his motorcycle through a Los Angeles intersection on his green light, collided with a red Bentley that had suddenly made a left-turn in front of him. The ensuing collision between the two vehicles cause Mr. Turi to be ejected from his motorcycle, and to crash into the street, where he lay bleeding, with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Bentley vehicle fled the scene in violation of Felony “Hit and Run”. The owner of the Bentley was later found to be rapper and producer DeAndre Cortez Way aka Soulja Boy.
The lawsuit was filed by the Nagelberg Bernard Law Group.
The facts of this accident, horrific as they are, would be immeasurably more tragic, but for the heroic actions of a number of “Good Samaritans” who stepped in to assist Mr. Turi in his hour of need.
After the Hit-and-Run driver of the Bentley peeled away, leaving Mr. Turi for dead on the asphalt, a “Good Samaritan” rushed to Turi’s side and called 911, to summon emergency help to the scene. Other witnesses then came to Turi’s side to assist until the emergency medical personnel arrived.
The “Good Samaritan” meanwhile jumped back onto his own motorcycle and took off after Soulja Boy’s red Bentley which was, among other things, driving on the wrong side of the road, and blowing four-way stops, in the driver’s futile efforts to effectively flee the scene. Because of his efforts, he was able to catch up with the Bentley and view the face of the driver, and he was instrumental in having the driver enter the criminal justice system, where the driver was bound over for trial on criminal charges for “Hit and Run”. A “Preliminary” hearing was held on October 16, 2013, and a trial date is shortly to be set in Los Angeles County Criminal Court.
Without the assistance and aid of these individuals, Gabor Turi might never have been rushed to the hospital where he was immediately admitted, and where he had life-saving surgery; instead, he would most likely have died at the scene.
Gabor Turi now has the opportunity to pursue the wrongdoer(s), in a court of law, for the thousands of dollars incurred for his emergency hospitalization, and life-saving surgery at a local Los Angeles hospital.
And finally, with the aid and assistance of a Good Samaritan, the District Attorney now has the necessary party(ies) to put on its case of Felony “Hit and Run”, and avoid a serious miscarriage of justice.
Although Soulja Boy may not have actually been driving the Bentley at the time of this accident, he is the owner of the Bentley, and fully liable for all of Mr. Turi’s damages, including, past, present and future medicals, lost wages (past, present and future), and Mr. Turi’s pain and suffering.
Attorney Larry Nagelberg, of the Nagelberg Bernard Law Group who is representing Mr. Turi in the civil suit against Soulja Boy states: “it is unfortunate that we live in a time where young, rich, celebrities are indulged to such excess that many think they are above the law. Had it not been for the ‘Good Samaritans’ in this case, Gabor Turi might well have died on the street.”
Nagelberg further states, “I’ve been an avid motorcyclist since college. I have also had over 30 years of experience in representing motorcycle accident victims. I have been a victim of a “Hit and Run” motorcycle accident myself, that landed me in the hospital and, unfortunately, I know all too well the frustration of being unable to find the responsible party or parties. Over the years I have represented countless injured motorcyclists and, fortunately for them, witnesses have come forth so that they could seek redress for their medical treatment, and compensation for their injuries.”
Larry Nagelberg, co-founder of the Nagelberg Bernard Law Group, has over 30 years of experience representing accident victims. Please feel free to contact him with any questions. Telephone: (323) 653-3600. Fax: (323) 653-8800.