Actress Lindsay Lohan will has been ordered by a judge to appear in court on April 7 for the personal injury lawsuit filed against her in an October 2005 motor vehicle accident.
The 21-year-old actress is being sued by the man whose van collided with Lohan’s Mercedes-Benz.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael L. Stern rejected a motion that said the lawsuit lacked legal sufficiency.
According to California Highway Patrol, Raymundo Ortega—the driver of the van—had been making an illegal U-turn. He is asking for at least $200,000 in damages from Lohan.
In his lawsuit, Ortega claims that Lohan was driving under the influence of alcohol and running away from the paparazzi when the accident happened. Ortega’s personal injury lawyer says the busboy became unconscious from the crash.
Lohan’s lawyer says that there is no proof that his client was drunk when the accident happened. Lohan and her female passenger suffered minor injuries from the accident.
Since 2004, Lohan has been involved in a number of motor vehicle accidents:
August 3, 2004: Lohan is sued for her involvement in a car accident.
May 31, 2005: Lohan is involved in a fender bender accident.
June 1, 2005: Lohan was in another car accident.
October 5, 2005: Lohan is in a car accident with a van that was making an illegal turn. In September 2007, the judge decided that the personal injury lawsuit against Lohan would go to trial.
November 7, 2006: Lohan is involved in a car accident where her motor vehicle “bumped” a paparazzo.
November 17, 2006: Lohan’s car crashes into a police car in London.
May 26, 2007: Lohan loses control of her car and hits a curb. She sustains minor injuries and is later arrested for DUI. Cocaine is found in her Mercedes.
July 24, 2007: The star chases her ex-assistant’s mother through Santa Monica’s streets after she takes over a white GMC. Lohan fails field sobriety tests and cocaine is found in her pocket. She is arrested for driving with a suspended license, a misdemeanor DUI, and felony charges of transportation of a narcotic and possession of cocaine.
If you or a loved one is injured in a car accident because another party was negligent, you should call a personal injury lawyer right away. Your attorney can determine whether you should file a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the negligent party.
Lohan Crash Lawsuit Will Go to Trial, AP, September 11, 2007
Lindsay Lohan to Visit Morgue, Complete List of her Car Crashes, 2snaps, September 13, 2007
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