A settlement agreement has been reached in the personal injury lawsuit that was filed against David Crosby for an accident he had in California in March 2015. In the accident, Crosby struck a man who was jogging with his son, causing the jogger to suffer serious injuries.
Crosby will pay a total of $3 million in the settlement, with $2.95 million going to the man who was injured and $50,000 going to the man's son. In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs allege that Crosby was driving while he was intoxicated by either drugs or alcohol, something that Crosby denies. At the time, the California Highway Patrol found that there was no evidence of alcohol or drug use when troopers responded to the scene, and they never did any testing afterwards.
The man suffered fractures to his leg, arm, ribs and shoulder. His kidney was also damaged in the accident. In the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that the father dropped back behind his son when they heard Crosby's vehicle in order to give Crosby more room to pass. The force of the collision made the man fly over and land in front of his son.
A pedestrian who is hit by a car is much likelier to be severely injured than are people who are inside of cars. People who are injured in pedestrian accidents that are caused by negligent motorists may want to consider filing personal injury lawsuits against the at-fault driver with the assistance of an attorney. Compensation sought could include medical expenses, lost wages and other applicable amounts.
Source: Ultimate Classic Rock, "David Crosby will reportedly pay $3 million to jogger he injured in car accident," Jeff Giles, June 21, 2016