Tuesday, June 19, 2012

LA Dodgers’ James Loney Sued Over a Los Angeles Car Accident

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ star, James Loney, is now being sued for a car accident that got him hospitalized way back in November last year. 

The lawsuit was filed by Mid-Century Insurance Company, claiming that Loney caused the car accident that occurred last November in Los Angeles.

Loney was involved in a car accident last November 14, wherein he was arrested while being treated at a hospital. 

According to the initial reports released by authorities regarding the said incident, Loney seems to be under the influence of intoxicating substance during the accident. Allegedly, he swerved into a Toyota car and then rear-ended a Mercedes and a Mini, causing a car pileup.

During Loney’s arrest, police said that the baseball player was acting so strange that he even got to the point of breaking the breathalyzer tool that was being used by police officers conducting his alcohol test. In fact, Loney didn’t even know the actual date of the accident when he was asked by police.

Police said that Loney’s toxicology test surprisingly came back negative. The case was subsequently transferred to the LA County Attorney’s Office.

Probably, the authorities, as well as the insurance company, already found sufficient proof of Loney’s negligent driving for them to file necessary legal action. Consequently a lawsuit seeking for $30,506.79 worth of damages was filed against Loney.

Most often, car accidents occur as a result of other people’s negligent behaviors or misconduct, just like in Loney’s case when he created a road mishap as a result of him driving under the influence. Fortunately for him, many personal injury lawyers are willing to support Loney in his case.

In U.S. when it comes to personal injury claims, car related catastrophes are among the most common reasons why people resort to filing a claim. According to information gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a person will be more likely to become a victim during a car accident when negligent drivers are within striking distance.