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David Crosby reaches settlement in accident with driver

Texas fans of musician David Crosby may have heard that he hit a jogger while driving his Tesla in March 2015. The jogger has now received a settlement of $2,950,000, and his son, who was with him at the time, received $50,000.

The man suffered multiple broken bones as well as an injured kidney. Although he reportedly heard the car's approach and moved out of the way, he was hit and thrown into the air, landing in front of his son.

Although police said that Crosby was not impaired by drugs or alcohol and did not investigate further, the injured man's attorney believed that Crosby lied to police. The lawsuit alleged that Crosby had used alcohol, prescription or nonprescription drugs or some other intoxicant that resulted in using his vehicle in a way that caused injury to the man and his son.

Injuries resulting from an auto-pedestrian accident can be devastating and life-changing. Sometimes, the insurance company does not pay a sufficient amount to cover the medical expenses and other costs incurred by the victim. However, it is often advisable to file a lawsuit against the driver responsible in such an accident even if there are no criminal charges. If criminal charges are filed and are unsuccessful, a civil suit is also possible. The difference is that in a criminal case, it is necessary for the prosecutor to establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt while in a personal injury lawsuit of this nature, it is only necessary for the plaintiff to demonstrate by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant was negligent.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock, "David Crosby Will Reportedly Pay $3 Million to Jogger He Injured in Car Accident," Jeff Giles, June 21, 2016

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