Mercury Insurance Company is suing hip-hop star Offset for auto-negligence after his car was involved in an accident in Encino, California, on Nov. 11, 2020.
Offset or another individual was allegedly operating a 2018 Dodge Charger “negligently” near the US 101 freeway, Bang Showbiz reported.
The car was involved in a collision with a 2019 Honda Civic being driven by Silvestre Cruz Gutierrez. A woman named Maria Salina Lopez was a passenger in the Honda. She was severely injured. The lawsuit states that Lopez experienced bodily injuries and emotional distress, “all of which caused and will continue to cause great physical and mental pain and suffering, resulting in temporary and permanent disability, and a loss of earning capacity, causing a loss earnings, and requiring her to incur obligations for medical expenses and other special damages according to court documents obtained by Radar.com.
Inside the Lawsuit
Since the Honda was insured, the insurance company paid the policyholder $26,696 (including $15,000 to Lopez). Mercury now wants Offset to pay them the full amount, plus interest.
Gutierrez’s vehicle was “damaged, destroyed, depreciated, diminished in value, and necessitated repairs and towing charges in the sum of $10,605.73″ and noted “the owners of the Honda were deprived of the use of their said vehicle to their damage in the sum of $1,090.27,” the suit states.
The 30-year-old rapper isn’t short of cash; the Migos rapper has a net worth of $26 million.
Another Car Crash
This isn’t the first time Offset has been involved in a horrific car accident. In May 2018 crashed his Dodge Challenger and it was completely wrecked. Offset walked away from the one-car accident with only minor injuries of bumps and bruises on his head and one bottom tooth knowcked out.
“The first thing I thought when I crashed was get out the car … and don’t panic, because I know a lot of people die when they panic,” he explained in an interview with DJ Clue.
Offset had to climb through the passenger’s side. “Luckily I’m just skinny, I just pushed and slid out. And then when I got out I remember there was so much blood and my face was just burning,” he recalled.