In Reply to: Re: George Santos posted by Dean on January 02, 2023 at 08:58:49:
The rider testified 3 x in deposition (before I got the case) that he was traveling 65-70 mph on the freeway when he took his eyes off the road for 10-15 seconds to check another bike behind him before trying to exit the freeway. He had seen a "slow traffic ahead" sign and wanted to get off onto surface streets. When he finally looked ahead, he saw a "wall of stopped traffic." He tried to brake but ended up high siding the bike and slamming his wife's head onto the pavement. Even with the helmet, she suffered a significant head injury. He tried to change his recollection at trial, but I just kept reading his depo testimony back to him. Plaintiffs' counsel was the "great" Bill Veen from San Francisco. When we played the movie clip during closing, he turned dead white. He spent about half of his closing/closing saying what a bad guy I am. Jury did not like his case. Trial went on for 6-weeks. Defense case took about 2-days. I put on 3 witnesses and Harly Motor Company put on one.