Sunday, August 12, 2012
The parents of Zachary Hartwell have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Jackass Star Ryan Dunn's Estate. Their son was a passenger in Dunn's car and was also killed in the car crash. The parents have also brought suit against the bar that Dunn and Hartwell were at that night. In their suit, the parents of Hartwell claimed that Dunn was negligent in operating his car the night that both him and Hartwell died. The basis of the claim is supported by the allegation that Dunn was reportedly traveling at about 130 mph and was driving while intoxicated. The Hartwell's are seeking compensatory damages for loss of consortium and loss of the wages that Hartwell would have earned throughout his life. In addition, the parents are also seeking damages for the pain and suffering that Dunn caused to Hartwell before he died in the car crash.
See Lisa Princ, Ryan Dunn Crash - Estate Sued by Dunn's Passenger's Parents, Reality TV Magazine, Aug. 10, 2012.
Special thanks to Craig M. Scalise (Author of the blog myestateplanningattorney.com) for bringing this article to my attention.