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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Witness: Update...

UPDATE: I kid you not, I received an e-mail from the office of Wayne Wright, LLC today requesting a statement for their client - the lady who was hit.

How did I not see that coming?

Read the full story here...


10 comments:

Deep Forest said...

Dave, Dave, Dave. When the woman was thrown to the pavement and you went to check on her did you not recognize that she was suffering from euphoria ??? Her ship just came in and she knew it...pictures of greenbacks were flashing through her mind (lol).

Sabra said...

Gotta admit I'm not crying too hard for Mr "I Was Looking at my Son in the Back Seat So I Hit that Woman."

Charlene said...

I'm glad you will be able to provide unbiased testimony. I guess this is what we buy auto insurance for.

Dave said...

Sabra, I guess the point for me is that yes, the victim was harmed - no question about it. B

ut given what I witnessed, she was no more harmed than say, she had fallen off a bicycle or perhaps tripped over a crack in the sidewalk. It isn't my intention to remove fault from the distracted driver who hit her - he clearly takes blame. My only issue is that the lady repeatedly said she was "okay" and "fine" but went straight for the TV attorney.

If I were Solomon, I would offer her a new pair of pantyhose, some Band-aids, $1,000 for her time waiting for the police and another $5,000 the scrapes on her leg and arm. In my opinion, that is a very fair payday for an unfortunate ACCIDENT. How much should I get for my 30 minutes of offering assistance and the minutes on my cell phone?

I am constantly pissed off at the number of pedestrians in parking lots at HEB and Wal-Mart who simply assume they have the right of way and refuse to take a role in their own safety. This does not excuse the driver from going frontwards while looking backwards, talking on a cell phone or being liquored up. But at what point does the pedestrian crossing the street bare some responsibility for their own safety?

This case is a done deal. The driver immediately, and repeatedly took responsibility, and acknowledged that he looked away. His insurance rates skyrocketed that second, but thankfully, he can sleep easy tonight knowing that he didn't kill someone.

The urge to call an ambulance chaser after walking in front of a moving vehicle with no obvious injury leaves me a little less concerned about the lottery winner in this particular case.

frankvw said...

Bravo Dave. I couldn't agree with you more.

Deep Forest said...

My gf used Wayne Wright after her car got rear-ended. She was really disappointed with her "payday".

Albatross said...

She was really disappointed with her "payday".

But did she get "respect and justice"? Because Wayne Wright demands it.

Dave said...

I'm thinking of for some reason they called me for a deposition, I'd only agree to do it if they will let me pose for a picture with Wayne Wright - but with me wearing his white cowboy hat. That would make it worth it.

Anonymous said...

...i think you should be able to wear the white cowboy hat..but your changlas would make the picture....wright....

Anonymous said...

Dave, don't just ask to wear his had...DEMAND it!

Otherwise, according to your testimony you didn't actually see the vehicle hit her, did you? I thought you said you were turned away then heard the accident, then saw the woman on the ground. The fact that the famous ambulance chaser WW is after the driver is suspicious, but he made a fatal error of stating he was at fault. He'll end up paying dearly for that comment, even though he was just trying to do the right thing...

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