I know that, as long as there was no DUI or malicious intent, you can prevent a judgement from an auto accident case. But, what if the claimant is alleging "reckless driving" and "gross negligence and/or willful disregard or wanton use of vehicle" in his complaint? Can mere allegations prevent a discharge? Because, it wasn't like that, at all. I am not a reckless driver, I just made a mistake that anyone could have made, which resulted in soft tissue injuries to the other driver. And, in fact, because my state has comparative negligence laws, the other driver may be partly responsible. But, at the worst, it was just negligence on my part, and it certainly wasn't intentional. I am insured for more than enough to compensate for his medical bills, but he wants about 10X that amount. That is money I will never see.
Can I still file, or did the other driver completely screw me over with these mere accusations?