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Lindsay Lohan Car Crash

Truck Driver Lawyers Up

6/11/2012 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0610_lilo_truck_driver_getty_tmzThe truck driver on the receiving end of Lindsay Lohan's Porsche has already lawyered up, TMZ has learned.

TMZ spoke with truck driver James, who tells us he was injured in the crash, and apparently wants money for his pain and troubles ... thus the reason for a lawyer.

James says he saw a doctor Sunday, despite previously telling us he felt fine.  He would not describe the nature of his injuries, on the advice of his hired gun.

TMZ broke the car crash story, and then the plot thickened when James told TMZ ... after the accident Lindsay's assistant removed a mysterious pink bag from the Porsche and asked him not to mention it to the media. He says Lindsay's people asked him to settle up on the spot, but he declined.

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16.

INSIDER H8TURD, V.P.    

Dress like a princess
Fight like a whore
Smoke like a chimney
Steal from the poor

Drive like a lunatic
Slander, blame, accuse
Lie like a throw rug
Try another ruse

Guzzle 20 magnums
Gack a key of coke
Clamslam a random skank
Smoke smoke smoke

810 days ago
17.

harleyharlett    

why is any one surprised - she crashed into him then set out to ruin his credibility franlky she left him no choice - and i hope he makes her pay - and there isn't a single person on this site that wouldn't have a lawyer and be suing if this happened to them -

810 days ago
18.

Zombie Whitney Houston    

Good for him. This dumb b**** needs to pay the price for her continued negligent driving. She never learns and then blames everybody else for the trouble she gets in. Luckily for her she lives in California where the legal system is a joke.. especially if you're even somewhat of a celebrity.

810 days ago
19.

Brit    

No surprise here. If he was getting a lawyer to protect himself from her lying it would be one thing, but him saying he was injured after he talked to TMZ...sketchy. He just wants to make some money off of her.

810 days ago
20.

Bridget    

I am a little dissapointed, only because the Lohan camp and her fans will spin this so this guy only wanted a payout the entire time and Lindsay is completely innocent. Eventhough anyone in their right mind, in his shoes, would have gotten a lawyer. And just about any lawyer is going to see an opportunity for money.


The legal system doesn't seem to work with this girl. Maybe hitting her in the wallet will.

810 days ago
21.

Susan62509    

He won't get paid a dime for his "troubles." If he was driving an 18-wheeler:

1. He works for a company that has medical insurance. That medical will pay out thus crushing his lawsuit.
2. He most likely belongs to the teamsters.
3. The teamsters will furnish him an attorney at no charge because he's a member.
4. 18-wheeler rear ended by a small Porche means he didn't not get injured or even feel an impact.
5. His company has auto insurance to pay for any truck damage.
His lawsuit isn't going to work. Sorry.

810 days ago
22.

Vinsetta    

Why not? She blamed him from the get go and had HER lawyer with her at the damn hospital bed. If you happen to have a run in with a lawyer, I'd get a lawyer as well. They were trying to pay him off for his silence anyhow on PCH. I hope he bleeds her skank ass dry.

810 days ago
23.

Susan62509    

Harvee, plez teech you’re imployeez haow to spelll.

810 days ago
24.

Jordan    

I think not only should the truck driver hire a lawyer, but i think Porsche should ask there attorneys to look into a defimation lawsuit for lindsay claiming the brakes were bad.

810 days ago
25.

Jordan    

Not only does the truck driver have to deal with lindsay lawyer, but also has to deal with lifetimes lawyers and the insurance company and the lawyer for womever rented the Porsche and maybe even the company he works for.

810 days ago
26.

Dan Frederiksen    

ah that's bad form. unless it is a tiny truck the porsche couldn't move it enough to make it uncomfortable let alone cause an injury.
but it makes Lohan look like the victim..

810 days ago
27.

common sense    

the only ailment he has is greed and the nature of his injuries is stupidity. there was no way he was doing 40 mph. plus he's not telling the truth either. Both parties are to blame here.

If he was truly injured, he would've sought treatment STAT and not drawn attention to himself for the 15 minutes of fame. just another self centered jerk looking out for #1.

810 days ago
28.

Jordan    

The man saw a doctor whicn he is allowed to do lindsay left the scene of the accident to go see a doctor which ment she was fine if she could not wait for the paramedics.

810 days ago
29.

Zephyr, Enemy of #LittleWhores    

Here we go folks, the Lohan book of fair play:

If Lohan's ever in an accident, do the following:

1. Try to "settle out of court" at the scene to make it go away.

2. Always say "it's not my fault".

3. Have your lawyer meet you at the hospital.

4. Use a myriad of excuses, not worrying if any excuse contradicts another.

5. Smear the victim.

6. If victim hires a lawyer, smear said victim even more, claiming he/she only wants money and 15 minutes of fame.

7. Use accident to your advantage by embellishing any apparent or non-apparent injuries: Works great to use as excuse to get out of work, or to show up late for work.

8. Smearing the victim, Chapter 2: Look into victim's past. If he has any tickets, divorce(s), civil suits, etc in the past 20 years, disclose them to nearest tabloid site to further discredit him.

9. Hire flunkies to populate message boards supporting your cause and further smearing the victim.

10. After 6-12 months, particularly if another case is in the forefront, quietly settle with victim for an undisclosed amount of money.

810 days ago
30.

Mr.Bojangles    

There you go, this is what he wanted from day one...MONEY!. He told the cops he was ok, He sold his story to TMZ also telling them he felt fine, he made outrageous accusations about Lindsays assistant and the lifetime driver and made some money from that story, now he wants MORE. What a douche.


A porsche hitting an 18 wheeler is like a fly swatting a window, he's a fake money grubbing fraud.

810 days ago
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