Friday, August 10, 2012

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Following “Expendables 2” Stuntman’s Death

Recently, the family of a stuntman who died from an explosion while filming the movie “The Expendables 2” has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the movie’s producer, Nu Image and Millennium Films, as well as the movie’s stunt coordinator.

The said wrongful death claim was filed before the office of the Los Angeles Superior Court by the parents of the late stuntman, Kun Liu.

Liu died on October 27, 2011 in Bulgaria while making the action sequel. According to court documents, the victim’s spouses, Zong Yu Liu and Tan Mei Bai, claim that the studio, and the second unit director/ stunt coordinator, Chad Stahelski, are responsible for the unsafe conditions during a boat sequence that caused Liu’s death. The lawsuit is seeking for unspecified damages.

Furthermore, the lawsuit alleges that the defendants failed to organize, plan, set-up, produce, direct, train, coordinate and prepare for the scene and recklessly implemented the stunt that involved the use of explosives and other extra-risky activities in the rubber boat.

Star-writer Sylvester Stallone, Director Simon West or other co-actors in the film was not involved in the lawsuit. The said movie is set to be released on August 17 by Lionsgate in United States.

Wrongful death is the term used to describe when an individual is tragically killed due to a misconduct or negligence of another individual or party.

In Los Angeles, if you suspect that the main reason for your loved one’s death is due to negligence or misconduct of others, it is best that you get in touch with consult a Los Angeles wrongful death lawyer that is competent and passionate in providing service.