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Shane West's 'Rear-End' Sparks 11th Hour Lawsuit

8/22/2010 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Shane West just got sued for a 2-car smashup he's accused of causing in Hollywood -- two years ago today -- and now the alleged victim is getting a lawsuit in ... just under the wire.

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According to the civil lawsuit, the "A Walk to Remember" star ran into the alleged victim, Richard Glenn Grim on Santa Monica Boulevard. Grim's attorney, Frank Ariel, claims his client was stopped at a red light when Shane "rear-ended" him, causing about 5 grand in damage to Grim's car.

But here's the key -- Ariel also says Grim's knee was injured in the bang-up, and that he had to have "two surgeries." The statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits in California is two years. Grim's suit was filed on the 18th ... two days to spare.

Ariel says, "We would like to reach a fair settlement with Mr. West's auto insurance company."

Shane's rep hasn't gotten back to us.


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Jameson    

So, some poor sap gets rear-ended by our boy, gets two knee surgeries because of it, and our little “star” isn’t supposed to be responsible? Yeah, the statute of limitations was ready to run out so this guy files a lawsuit to protect his rights--------------Am I missing something here? The insurance company will do everything in its power to coerce this guy into signing a permanent release and getting screwed. Just ask any NFL or NBA player what can happen to your knees. What happens if he needs a knee replacement in 10 years because of this? I should know, I had a motorcycle accident and 15 years later had to have a hip replaced. Besides, it isn’t our little starlit who will have to pay; it’s the insurance company. How many of you out there want to help the insurance company screw this dude. Come on and get real. A friend of mine went to this Frank Ariel guy and got him a decent wad of cash for his problems (it caused him to miss work for a month!)

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Jameson    

So, some poor sap gets rear-ended by our boy, gets two knee surgeries because of it, and our little “star” isn’t supposed to be responsible? Yeah, the statute of limitations was ready to run out so this guy files a lawsuit to protect his rights--------------Am I missing something here? The insurance company will do everything in its power to coerce this guy into signing a permanent release and getting screwed. Just ask any NFL or NBA player what can happen to your knees. What happens if he needs a knee replacement in 10 years because of this? I should know, I had a motorcycle accident and 15 years later had to have a hip replaced. Besides, it isn’t our little starlit who will have to pay; it’s the insurance company. How many of you out there want to help the insurance company screw this dude. Come on and get real. A friend of mine went to this Frank Ariel guy and got him a decent wad of cash for his problems (it caused him to miss work for a month!) here is site. http://personalinjury-attorney-losangeles.com/

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