Florida music fans may be interested to learn that the daughter of late rapper MC Supreme has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver who struck and killed him. The 47-year-old, who was best known for the hit "Black in America," died on June 15 in Malibu, California.
According to authorities, MC Supreme, whose real name was Dewayne Coleman, was sitting in his parked car on the shoulder of the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu when he was struck by a pickup truck. The impact caused Coleman's vehicle to roll into an embankment above the beach. Medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene of the crash. A female passenger in his vehicle was hospitalized with undisclosed injuries. Police charged the driver of the pickup truck with DUI and vehicular manslaughter.
In her wrongful death lawsuit, Coleman's daughter claims that the pickup driver's inattentiveness and impairment caused the deadly accident. She also accuses Malibu city officials of failing to install proper lights, warning signs or guardrails in the area where the crash occurred.
A wrongful death lawsuit may be filed independent of any criminal charges filed by authorities. family members who have lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another party may want to speak with an attorney in order to determine how best to seek recourse. Wrongful death actions are similar to personal injury lawsuits as they are both dependent upon establishing negligence on the part of the defendant. However, in many states, the types of damages that can be sought are limited to those listed in the applicable statute.
Source: Contact Music, "Mc Supreme's Daughter Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit," Nov. 11, 2015