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Nick Hogan may not always know best, but he definitely knows relief today.
The son of wrestler Hulk Hogan can finally leave his 2007 street-racing car crash in the past as he and the family of John Graziano have reached a settlement in their civil suit.
Graziano was riding shotgun in Hogan's Toyota Supra at the time of the accident that caused him "to lose a portion of his brain, to be confined to a wheelchair and to be in a minimally conscious state requiring full time care," according to court documents.
Last year, the 19-year-old reality star, real name Nicholas Bollea, pleaded no contest to felony reckless driving involving great bodily injury. He was sentenced to eight months in jail but only served five. Soon after his release, the Graziano family filed their civil suit.
Exact terms of the settlement are confidential.
"We reached a settlement that was agreeable to all parties," the victim's family attorney, Kim Kohn, tells E! News. "We are very happy because our goal all along was to ensure that John was provided with the appropriate care for the rest of his life. And the settlement will do that…The mom is very relieved and that makes us very happy. The court approved it this morning."
Agreement talks began in earnest on Wednesday night when attorneys from both sides met for a trial exhibit exchange. During that time, the Bollea family said they wished to settle. The Hulk himself stuck around for the nine-hour negotiations.
"It was very positive that Terry came," Kohn says. "He wanted to try to be there for John."
Linda Hogan settled up with the Grazianos last month.
Graziano's condition has improved somewhat. He was released from a Florida hospital in September.
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