Personal Injury Trial
Courtesy of Prentiss F.
A farmer named Clyde had a car accident.
In court, the trucking company's fancy lawyer was
questioning Clyde "Didn't you say, at the scene of
the accident, 'I'm fine,'" asked the lawyer.
Clyde responded, "Well, I'll tell you what happened.
I had just loaded my mule, Bessie, into the . . ."
"I didn't ask for any details", the lawyer interrupted.
"Just answer the question? Did you not say, at the
scene of the accident, 'I'm fine!'?
Clyde said, "Well, I had just got Bessie into the
trailer and I was driving down the road . ."
The lawyer interrupted again and said, "Judge, I
am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of
the accident, this man told the Highway Patrolman
on the scene that he was just fine. Now several
weeks after the accident he is trying to sue my
client. I believe he is a fraud. Please tell him to
simply answer the question."
By this time, the Judge was fairly interested in
Clyde's answer and said to the lawyer, "I'd like
to hear what he has to say about his mule."
Clyde thanked the Judge and proceeded, "Well,
as I was saying, I had just loaded Bessie, my
favorite mule, into the trailer and was driving her
down the highway when this huge semi-truck and
trailer ran the stop sign and smacked my truck
right in the side. I was thrown into one ditch and
Bessie was thrown into the other. I was hurting,
real bad and didn't want to move. However, I
could hear ole Bessie moaning and groaning. I
knew she was in terrible shape just by her groans.
Shortly after the accident a Highway Patrolman
came on the scene. He could hear Bessie moaning
and groaning so he went over to her. After he looked
at her, he took out his gun and shot her between the
eyes.Then the Patrolman came across the road, gun
in hand, looked at me, and said "How are you feeling?"
"Now what the hell would you say?"