Legally Laughing

by Lucia on July 18, 2013

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Despite the law taking road accident claims very seriously, there have been statements recorded in the courts in the US that have raised a smile or two. We have listed a few statements below that the court reporters have noted down – hopefully keeping a straight face! (source)


Lawyer: “What gear were you in at the moment of the impact?”

Witness: “Gucci sweats and Reeboks.”


Lawyer: “Did you blow your horn or anything?”

Witness: “After the accident?”

Lawyer: “Before the accident.”

Witness: “Sure, I played for ten years. I even went to school for it.”


Lawyer: “Trooper, when you stopped the defendant, were your red and blue lights flashing?”

Witness: “Yes.”

Lawyer: “Did the defendant say anything when she got out of her car?”

Witness: “Yes, sir.”

Lawyer: “What did she say?”

Witness: “What disco am I at?”


Lawyer: “How far apart were the vehicles at the time of the collision?”


Lawyer: “And you check your radar unit frequently?”

Officer: “Yes, I do.”

Lawyer: “And was your radar unit functioning correctly at the time you had the plaintiff on radar?”

Officer: “Yes, it was malfunctioning correctly.”

Lawyer: “What happened then?”

Witness: “He told me, he says, ‘I have to kill you because you can identify me.'”

Lawyer: “Did he kill you?”

Witness: “No.”


Lawyer: “Do you drink when you’re on duty?”

Witness: “I don’t drink when I’m on duty, unless I come on duty drunk.”


Lawyer: “Officer, what led you to believe the defendant was under the influence?”

Witness: “Because he was argumentary, and he couldn’t pronunciate his words.”

Lucia writes for Claims Solicitors in the UK who are specialists in road traffic accident claims, ranging from whiplash claims, pedestrian claims, public transport accidents, bicycle accidents and motorbike accidents.

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