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'Practice' Star Sued

Allegedly Crashes Into Biker

... with Giant SUV

12/4/2011 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rhona Mitra"The Practice" star Rhona Mitra allegedly caused a major David vs. Goliath car accident -- as in her giant SUV vs. a motorcycle -- and now the other driver is demanding Mitra pay up for causing "severe injuries" to herself and the bike.

According to a lawsuit filed in L.A. Superior Court back in September, Mitra was driving her 2002 Mercedes Benz G500 around in Venice, CA back in March ... when she collided with a female biker.

The alleged victim claims she was seriously messed up in the wreck -- and wants Mitra to fork over more than $25,000 to pay for all of her pain and suffering ... plus repairs to the bike.

Mitra's rep tells TMZ ... cops believe she was not to blame for the wreck ... but the insurance companies for both sides are talking in the hopes of resolving everything.

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NS    

Okay can we please get one thing straight here. THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. People sue each other over car accidents every single day. Most of the time insurance companies pay damages unless the driver at fault was negligent, or driving carelessly or under the influence and therefore sues them over and above their policy limits (i.e. going after personal savings, assets etc). RARELY does a plaintiff deserve more than policy limits. Rhona Mitra will personally not shell out a dime. Her car insurance pays for a lawyer and will pay to settle the case. Please, this is not a big deal. Hope this clears some things up for epeople.

1017 days ago
17.

nick    

Okay can we please get one thing straight here. THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. People sue each other over car accidents every single day. Most of the time insurance companies pay damages unless the driver at fault was negligent, or driving carelessly or under the influence and therefore sues them over and above their policy limits (i.e. going after personal savings, assets etc). RARELY does a plaintiff deserve more than policy limits. Rhona Mitra will personally not shell out a dime. Her car insurance pays for a lawyer and will pay to settle the case. Please, this is not a big deal. Hope this clears some things up for epeople.

1017 days ago
18.

NICOLE    

I'm soooooo frustrated with this type of accidents!!! I know very well the Venice and Santa Monica area. They are bikes everywhere. They never stop in red lights and in the stop signs. A week ago, a pregnant woman was crossing the street with green light and suddenly a biker came in speeding fast and almost hit her. The police just put tickets to cars, not bikes. The City of Venice and Santa Monica they don't do ANYTHING to PREVENT this type of accidents. Shame on them.

1017 days ago
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The Neko Nation    

Stupid P.O.S. women drivers in their big SUV's need to all crash and die.

1017 days ago
20.

Ronnie    

I watch the Practice faithfully...who is she???? she is not a regular...

1017 days ago
21.

Javier    

TMZ is so full of it. A "giant" suv? A Mercedes G500 is not "giant" by anyone's definition. You guys are morons and I am just as bad for reading your nonsense.

1017 days ago
22.

en Todo Momento!!    

omg. so how can randomly assembled 'laws' replace the laws of nature, as in 'the survival of the fittest'? i mean in nature, if a rhino plows over a gazelle, the gazelle can't be like: "hey you ass! watch where the hell you're going'" too damn bad for being in the rhinos way. sucks for you. what a freaked up justice system we got...

1017 days ago
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