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Mayim Bialik

Sues Over Car Accident

I Nearly Lost a Hand!

10/18/2013 4:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Big Bang Theory" actress Mayim Bialik has just sued over her serious car accident last year -- claiming it nearly cost her a hand.

As we reported, Bialik was driving in her white Volvo last August when it was struck by a 2013 Mustang in a Hollywood intersection. The other car was filled with Chilean tourists.

At the time, a source told us there was blood everywhere at the crash scene, stemming from major damage to Mayim's hand. Another source said "her finger was almost completely severed ... it was just hanging there."

Now the former "Blossom" star has filed a lawsuit against the other driver as well as Hertz Rent-a-Car -- presumably because the other car was a rental -- claiming she suffered injuries to her right hand, right thumb, and nerve damage.

She's suing for unspecified damages, but that includes lost wages -- and since she earns a reported 5 figures per episode on "Big Bang," it could really add up.

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Dead account Delete at will    

Well if she makes that much she should be happy she has her hand and thankful she has such a high paying job and just get her butt back to work. She'll make more working than trying to sue some foreigners that will just go home and a rental company that wont have to pay since the car was rented out to someone.

368 days ago
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6one9    

I'd sue too!!
BS is BS!!!

368 days ago
3.

Carl    

I think it is ridiculous when people sue companies for things that aren't their fault. The driver, yes, absolutely. But just because Hertz owned the car doesn't mean you should be able to sue them too. The only way they would be at fault is if the car itself was faulty due to poor maintenance.

368 days ago
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tippy katz    

sue 'em blossom

368 days ago
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Brian    

She will not get much. A hand is not a "big bucks" body part.

368 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Sue the rental company? that's as stupid as trying to sue Ford for making the mustang that hit her. Some people are so stupid. Oh I know sue the company that paved the street you got hit on too. or how about the tire company since the car does have tires. maybe if they made better tires they could have stopped. Just get your butt back to work.

368 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

if you've ever rented a car theres usually a insurance policy you can buy for like $7 a day that covers everything. Ive rented a car and paid the insurance. basically destroyed the car for sh**ts and giggles and returned it with no ramifications. She'll end up just getting a settlement from a insurance company based on the medical injury and as someone said the hand is a cheap part and since she didn't loose it it will be even less.
That $7 dollar a day policy is a life saver.

368 days ago
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jdelanoi    

I don't see how Hertz could lose any money out of this lawsuit unless they settle out of court instead of going to trial. She won't get much money out of the Chilean tourist because...he's a Chilean tourist.

368 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Now she looks like a troll!

368 days ago
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There's a problem here    

I'd sue too, but then I have 3 kids to get through college.

368 days ago
11.

R    

Drive recklessly and cause injury to others and you will be sued! Team Mayim!

368 days ago
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tippy katz    

Skit, dear, i was driving and renting cars since they ran on foot-power, flintstone-style. IKC about the drivers in Chile. My GUESS as to why she is suing is that 1) she wants money, but mainly 2) she thinks the rental company is responsible in some way and the accident could have been prevented (as in, the company never should have rented to those particular people). And if she's going after the company, suing the drivers is only part of making her argument. No one thinks they're coming back . I also thought of Amanda Knox.

368 days ago
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Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

It all started with a big bang.

368 days ago
14.

Me    

If she was going to sue maybe her publicist shouldn't have made light of the accident claiming it was no big deal. Remember they said "Mayim Bialik was in a minor car accident today ... She is doing fine and will be returning to work tomorrow."

368 days ago
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mark spencer    

Shouldn't have been driving a Volvo.

368 days ago
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