Vanessa Bryant’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claims Kobe Bryant’s Future Earnings Would Have Equaled ‘Hundreds of Millions of Dollars’ 

Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant

Vanessa Bryant’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claims Kobe Bryant’s Future Earnings Would Have Equaled ‘Hundreds of Millions of Dollars’

According to Vanessa Bryant’s wrongful death lawsuit, Kobe Bryant’s future earnings would have equaled ‘hundreds of millions of dollars.’ This past January, basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, unfortunately, died in a helicopter crash along with 7 other people.

Following the tragic incident, Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa Bryant, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the estate of the pilot (Ara Zobayan) and the helicopter company that her husband and daughter were flying with that day. The suit reportedly accuses both the pilot and the helicopter company of alleged negligence that contributed to the fatal crash. 

Gianna Bryant, Kobe Bryant

It’s now being reported that Vanessa Bryant is also seeking substantial compensation from her suit as well. According to court documents, Vanessa Bryant’s lawyers said in court filings

“As a result of Kobe Bryant’s and [Gianna Bryant’s] deaths, Vanessa Bryant seeks economic damages, non-economic damages, prejudgment interest, punitive damages, and other relief as the Court deems just and proper.”

The document also states 

“Although the total specific amount of personal injury damages the plaintiff seeks is TBD, Kobe Bryant’s future lost earnings equal hundreds of millions of dollars.”

Ara Zobayan

According to reports, Vanessa Bryant is seeking a jury trial but a date has not been set yet. Not everyone agrees with the claims that Vanessa Bryant is making in her suit. As previously reported, Ara Zobayan’s wife, Berge Zobayan, responded to Vanessa Bryant’s lawsuit and made a statement where she seems to blame the passengers for their own deaths. Her statement reads:

“Any injuries or damages to plaintiffs and/or their decedent were directly caused in full or in part by the negligence or fault of plaintiffs and/or their decedent, including their knowing and voluntary encounter with the risks involved, and that this negligence was a substantial factor in causing their purported damages, for which this answering defendant bears no responsibility.”

What are your thoughts on Vanessa Bryant seeking substantial compensation? Let us know in the comments. 

Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel