Motorcycle Crash Involving Criminal Liability

This motorcycle crash that took place in Dallas, Texas shows where a driver of an automobile deliberately intentionally recklessly caused a crash As you can see from this video, the driver does a deliberate act by pulling out and intentionally causing the motorcycle to crash

Criminally, the driver of the automobile is being charged with aggravated assault for intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly causing this crash Now, in a criminal case the prosecutor will have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the driver intentionally caused this crash In a civil matter, the evidence will only need to be proven by the preponderance of the evidence That means well, probably truth or not that the driver of this vehicle caused injuries to the motorcyclist So, there’s a different burden of proof in a criminal case versus civil case

Again, in a criminal case, the prosecutor must prove that the driver of the automobile is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, whereas in the civil case, it’s just the preponderance of the evidence which means just slightly more than 50% that the driver of the automobile was negligent and caused these injuries Now, the driver of the automobile claims that he was stung by wasps This is not a defense in a criminal case The defenses available do not include being stung Only in a civil case could he claim that it was a medical emergency that caused the injuries or a sudden incapacity

However, that burden will be on the driver to prove that