A lawsuit against Kim Kardashian West for a 2014 car crash has been dismissed.

Kim Kardashian West

Kim Kardashian West

The 37-year-old star was being sued by Rafael Linares, who was seeking unspecified damages following an incident on Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, when his vehicle collided with Kim's Mercedes - but it has been settled without her having to pay out of her own pocket.

Sources close to the situation told gossip website TMZ that the lawsuit has been settled through Kim's insurance so she hasn't had to splash any of her own cash.

Rafael filed the lawsuit at the Los Angeles Superior Court following the incident, in which he claimed "loss of income", past and future medical expenses, and cost of car repairs.

According to the court documents, which were reported in March 2016, he claimed he "sustained personal injuries which caused and will continue to cause pain, discomfort, and physical disability" to him.

It was also reported that Rafael said he was "gainfully employed" before the smash and had since been "deprived of earnings".

Sources close to the 'Keeping Up With the Kardashains' star - who has kids North, four, and 23-month-old Saint, with her husband Kanye West - insisted the vehicle damage was "minimal" and that Kim thought Rafael was OK.

At the time of the March 2014 incident - in which Kim was said to be turning left at an intersection in her Mercedes G Wagon - the pair were thought to have exchanged details at the nearby Beverly Hills Hotel, and even shared a hug.

Despite some damage to both vehicles, neither Kim nor Rafael were ticketed.

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