The elderly man who was seriously injured after getting hit by Laila Ali's SUV in 2018 has lawyered up and filed a lawsuit … TMZ Sports has learned.
As we previously reported … Ali accidentally hit a man with her Land Rover while backing out of a Calabasas shopping center in December '18 … causing him to fall and hit his head on the ground. The man claims he went unconscious for a brief amount of time.
Paramedics and L.A. County Sheriff's deputies quickly responded to the scene … and Ali cooperated with law enforcement. She was not arrested.
In court docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, the man — Robert Ise — says he suffered a left orbital blowout fracture, a concussion and lacerations and contusions across his body.
Ise claims he still suffers from pain and emotional distress due to Ali's negligence … and now he wants her to pay for all past and future medical expenses.
Ali released a statement after the accident … saying she was praying for the man's recovery.
We've reached out to Ali's rep for comment … so far, no word back.