Thursday, May 14, 2009

She was found guilty!

The woman who backed into my Miata last December was found guilty of leaving the scene of the accident.  Yay!  Now, we just have to see if my insurance company is as diligent as I would be about collecting from her insurance company.  Apparently, in Alabama, if you are found guilty of leaving the scene, you are considered liable for the accident.

It was truly galling to have that loud, rude woman say in court that everything to which I had just testified was a lie.  She still insisted that I drove into the rear passenger corner of her big truck with the side of my car.  Not that many cars I know of can drive sideways...

She even said, with her lawyer's prodding, that she was afraid the "argument" was going to escalate.  She outweighs me by half again as much and is 2" taller.  I really don't think she was afraid of me!  Plus, there never was an argument; just her shouting at me that it was my fault.

But the judge quoted Hamlet and said he thought "the lady doth protest too much" and found her guilty.  However, she only got a $100 fine and court costs of $114.  I would have liked it to have been more, but I am just glad it is over with.


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