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Usher's Stepson Brain Dead After Lake Lanier Accident, Liability?

Singer Usher's stepson has been declared brain dead after an accident on Lake Lanier, CBS News reports.

Kyle Glover, the son of Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster, and a 15-year-old girl were struck by a personal watercraft driven by 38-year-old Jeffrey Hubbard. According to authorities, charges are pending against Hubbard. Glover's family may want to bring a personal injury suit against Hubbard on top of any criminal charges that are filed.

Both Glover and the girl were tubing on the lake near Van Pugh Park when Hubbard ran over them on a personal watercraft. The two were flown to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston in critical condition.

The girl received deep cuts to her head and a broken arm. She's currently in stable condition. According to authorities, Glover's brain activity has permanently ceased.

Hubbard is a family friend of the Glovers, and was spending the day with the family. Authorities believe that alcohol wasn't a factor in the accident. However, could the Glovers sue Hubbard for compensation?

A personal injury suit would allow Glover's family to receive monetary damages for the boy's medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost opportunities, and their loss of parental consortium. In a negligence suit, the Glovers would have to show that Hubbard owed Kyle and the girl a duty of care to safely navigate the watercraft, and that by failing to do so, he breached his duty and caused the boy irreparable injuries.

Authorities are currently investigating Jeffrey Hubbard's role in the accident that left Kyle Glover brain dead. The accident came only four days after the funeral of brothers Jake and Griffin Prince. The boys were killed on June 18 in a boating accident on Lake Lanier.

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