I just finished jury duty last week (car accident). One party suing the other for medical bills and auto damage. I couldn’t believe the defense’s argument that the plaintiff “suddenly stopped” (he was stopping for a red light).
In Connecticut, one can look up legal paperwork (no, I didn’t do this during the trial). I was amazed at how many other defense attorneys file “answers” with “the plaintiff was more responsible as (s)he failed to keep a proper lookout” or “failed to steer right or left” so as to avoid a collision. One attorney even argues that the poor guy being rear ended should have SOUNDED HIS HORN!
What’s next? A defense like “Well sir, the accident is your fault since if you had stayed home it wouldn’t have happened!”
Are we supposed to be Ken Bernsteins or Doug Kalittas when we drive?