The following is a courtroom exchange between a defense attorney and a farmer with a bodily injury claim. It came from a Houston, Texas insurance agent.
Attorney: At the scene of the accident, did you tell the constable you had never felt better in your life?
Farmer: That’s right.
Attorney: Well, then, how is it that you are now claiming you were seriously injured when my client’s auto hit your wagon?
Farmer: When the constable arrived, he went over to my horse, who had a broken leg, and shot him. Then he went over to Rover, my dog, who was in a terrible state, and shot him. When he asked me how I felt, I just thought under the circumstances, it was a wise choice of words to say “I’ve never felt better in my life.”
- courtroom – corte
- exchange – diálogo
- defense attorney – advogado de defesa
- bodily injury claim – ação de danos físicos
- constable – policial
- feel (feel, felt, felt) – sentir
- injured – ferido
- wagon – caminhonete
- horse – cavalo
- broken leg – perna quebrada
- shot him – matou-o com um tiro
- dog – cachorro
- wise choice – escolha sábia