'Succession' Star Nicholas Braun Involved in Fiery Los Angeles Car Accident

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Car Bursts Into Flames After Hitting ‘Succession’ Actor’s Parked Cadillac Escalade

Car Bursts Into Flames After Hitting ‘Succession’ Actor’s Parked Cadillac Escalade

Jan 27, 2022

“Succession” actor Nicholas Braun was involved in a Los Angeles car accident this week that left the other vehicle in flames. The star of the HBO series documented the incident on social media after a vehicle hit his parked SUV and caught fire.

This guy hit my parked car today, I watched it happen. It was crazy,” the “Succession” star wrote on Instagram along with photos and video of the crash. In one of the videos, the other driver can be seen attempting to put the flames out with a fire extinguisher.

It caught fire pretty quickly. This guy came outta nowhere with the extinguisher,” Braun, who plays Cousin Greg on the HBO series, added.

Wonderwall.com reported that Braun was not in the car when the other vehicle struck the back of his Cadillac Escalade on a Los Angeles street.

My car is fine. Just gotta pop out these dents and it’s good to go,” he captioned a photo displaying the physical damage to his Cadillac SUV.

Los Angeles Car Accident Injuries and Fatalities Increase Significantly in 2021

As we noted in a recent post, data released by the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed substantial increases in local car accident injuries and fatalities last year. Through December 25 of 2021, the LAPD recorded 289 traffic deaths. That’s a 21% increase through the same period in 2020 and a 19% increase from 2019.

Car Bursts Into Flames After Hitting Succession Actor Parked Cadillac Escalade

Moreover, serious injuries from Los Angeles car accidents increased by 30% in 2021, with 1,465 people requiring transport from the scene after a crash.

Additionally, LAPD data from the first six months of 2021 confirmed a troubling rise in virtually every type of traffic crash. Apart from the number of pedestrians killed by drivers holding “about even,” the following types of Los Angeles motor vehicle collisions saw increases through the end of June 2021 (compared to the same period in 2020):

  • DUI crashes increased 20%
  • Severe DUI crashes where a serious injury occurred increased 73%
  • Fatal DUI crashes increased 9%
  • Fatal hit-and-run crashes increased 25%
  • Severe hit-and-run crashes increased 20%
  • Crashes where a driver seriously injured a pedestrian increased 45%
  • Crashes where a driver seriously injured a bicyclist increased 34%
  • Crashes where a driver killed a bicyclist increased 40%

Speeding and Illegal Street Racing Continue to Affect Los Angeles

A wave of increased calls related to illegal street racing and ‘sideshow‘ incidents were placed to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in 2021. CHP officials responded to over 25,00 illegal street racing calls last year, a 16% increase from 2020.

Moreover, LAPD data has confirmed that illegal street racing incidents increased 27% throughout the city in 2021.

The surge in street racing incidents may have been one of the factors to compel California legislators to introduce a new law known as Assembly Bill 3 (AB 3).

Under AB 3, California courts may suspend the driver’s license of anyone caught engaging in illegal street racing or ‘takeover’ activity.

Can I Recover Financial Compensation After a Los Angeles Car Accident?

If you’ve been injured in a Los Angeles-area car accident as a result of another driver’s negligence or carelessness, you may be eligible to recover a cash settlement for various damages. The statute of limitations on most California personal injury claims is two years from the date of the incident. However, civil claims filed against government or public entities may be subject to a much shorter deadline – sometimes only six months.

If you have questions about filing a car accident personal injury claim in pursuit of financial compensation, contact a member of Dordulian Law Group’s (DLG) Motor Vehicle Accident Division today at 818-322-4056. We’re available 24/7 for free and no obligation consultations following a Los Angeles car accident injury.

Examples of damages that may be recoverable through a car accident personal injury lawsuit include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Hospital expenses
  • Medical care costs
  • Physical therapy expenses
  • Rehabilitation or relocation expenses
  • Emotional trauma
  • Diminished quality of life

When you reach out to DLG for a free consultation, one of our experienced car accident lawyers will review your case and provide you with the best legal strategy as well as an estimate for how much your personal injury claim may be worth.

Don’t settle your personal injury car accident claim with the insurance company or at-fault driver without first speaking to a DLG attorney. We’ll advise you on the best course of action for your unique claim and help protect your right to maximum financial compensation for your injuries.

Contact a Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer Today

DLG’s car accident lawyers offer injured victims the type of experience and proven results that provide the peace of mind needed to make a complete recovery – physically, emotionally, and financially.

Founded by a former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County, Sam Dordulian, DLG has been helping injured victims recover maximum financial compensation for over two decades. To date, we’ve helped our clients secure more than $100,000,000 while continuously maintaining a 98% success record.

Ready to file a claim and pursue justice through a financial damages award? Our expert attorneys are available online or by phone now.

If you’ve been injured in a Los Angeles car accident, don’t settle for less than the DLG Advantage. Our No Win/No Fee Guarantee means you never pay a penny until we recover a maximum financial damages award for your car accident injury claim.

Contact us today to take the first step towards securing the justice you deserve after an unfortunate California car accident injury.


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