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Brazilian model files lawsuit for injuries she sustained during commercial filming

Brazilian model Amelia Racine filed a negligence lawsuit last Wednesday, September 9 in Los Angeles Superior Court in California against the producers of a commercial for Indonesian cigarette manufacturer Djarum, and Bob Gordon Films and Selekt Media & Management, who hired her as an independent contractor for the commercial. Racine claimed she had been wounded during filming when her head slammed into a personal watercraft during a flyboard sequence.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages to the injuries.

According to the suit, Racine was hired to appear in the commercial in May 2014. The commercial involved her riding a flyboard, which is a water jetpack attached to a personal watercraft, at Lake Powell, a reservoir in the Colorado River.

Racine complained that a BGF employee directing the shoot told her not to wear a life vest or a helmet; she refused to heed the order and was allowed to wear a life vest, but not a helmet.

Our personal injury attorneys at Ritter & Associates in San Diego can be counted on for legal guidance and representation when it comes to filing claims for personal injury suits such as wrongful death, above ground pool dangers, premises liability, and motor vehicle accidents, among others. Call our offices today at (619) 296-0123.

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