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CULVER CITY: Samuel Kiwasz Injured In Car Accident At Anytime Fitness After Mercedes SUV Crashed Through The Building


Apr 10, 2019

Samuel Kiwasz Culver City: Anytime Fitness Gym Member Samuel Kiwasz Injured In Car Accident After Woman Driving Mercedes SUV Hit Him While He Was On A Treadmill

CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA (April 9, 2019) – A man identified as Samuel Kiwasz was injured in a car accident after a woman driving a Mercedes SUV crashed through the wall of Anytime Fitness.

Samuel Kiwasz had just gotten on the treadmill at Anytime Fitness. A video of the car accident shows a woman in a Mercedes SUV go through the window by the treadmill. 

The victim was thrown from his treadmill and knocked to the ground. Staff members immediately rushed to help Samuel Kiwasz. The woman driving the SUV got out of her car. 

She told authorities that her brakes failed. An off-duty officer prevented her from leaving the scene. 

Liability In Storefront Accidents

Between the years 2014 – 2019 there have been over 21,000 documented instances of cars driving through storefronts. This has resulted in thousands of injuries and numerous deaths ever year. Storefront accidents tend to occur under two scenarios. Errant drivers may depart from the roadway and hit a building. Or, more often, drivers hit a buildings as they are trying to park. There may be numerous causes of storefront accidents including:

  • Alcohol/ Drug Use
  • Speeding
  • Fatigue
  • Brake Failure
  • “Pedal Confusion” 

A disproportionate number of drivers that go into storefronts experience “pedal confusion.” According to the NHTSA, ““pedal confusion” may refer to
a state of either generalized or episodic confusion.” In short, the driver may mistake the accelerator for the brakes. This can happen at any age, but it does tend to happen more often as drivers get older. vehicle-into-building accidents can leave victims with serious injuries including:

  • Broken bones
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Internal Trauma
  • Head and neck injuries

In many instances victims of car collisions may not realize the full extent of their injuries until several weeks or months after an accident. For example, spinal cord injuries may not be fully obvious until an inflamed disk begins pressing against the nerve. Head injuries can be difficult to spot and may lead to personality changes over time. It’s important to seek medical attention after an accident even if you don’t feel as if you are injured. 

Victims may have legal recourse following an accident. Any person that has been injured due to the negligence of another driver may be entitled to damages for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Seeking legal representation is the smart thing to do after an accident. It doesn’t cost anything to hire a car accident attorney and they only get paid if they successfully resolve your case. 

Getting Help After A Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Samuel Kiwasz. We sincerely hope that there is a thorough investigation into this accident. There needs to be some accountability for what has happened. Someone could have easily been killed. 

If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have. We’ve successfully resolved thousands of claims and can help make sure you are taken care of medically and financially. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can contact us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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