NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Seven insurance companies are joining Allstate ( ALL) in suing Toyota Motor Corp ( TM) for the cost of accident claims related to acceleration problems.

The lawsuits by American Hardware Mutual Insurance Co., Fireman's Fund Insurance Co., National Surety Corp., American Automobile Insurance Co., Ameriprise Insurance Co., Motorists Mutual Insurance Co. and IDS Property Casualty Insurance Co. were all filed individually on December 30 in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

The seven companies are seeking $230,000 for the accidents that were reportedly due to the acceleration problems tied to Toyota cars.

Allstate is seeking $3 million in a similar lawsuit tied to accidents claims that it filed three months ago.

--Written by Maria Woehr in New York.

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