Opening Statement-Example 1 from Car Accident Case

Good afternoon, ladies and gentleman. My name is Allen Attorney, and I am representing the plaintiff, Liz Short. We are here today to decide if the defendant, Jack Liable, is liable for damages caused to Ms. Short’s vehicle as a result of a car accident that took place on Mat 25, 2015. On that day, Ms. Short was driving her car down ABC Avenue when the defendant smashed his car into Ms. Short’s car. We will provide police reports that show that Mr. Liable was driving without a valid driver’s license, and that he was intoxicated at the time of the accident. In addition, we will provide the compelling eyewitness testimony of Ms. Suzy Whittle, who saw the defendant’s car speed through a red light and strike Ms. Short’s car. Ladies and gentleman of the jury, Ms. Short is a careful, trustworthy, and law abiding citizen. At the conclusion of this trial, it is my hope that in the interests of justice you will find that the defendant is responsible for causing Ms. Short’s injuries and find in her favor. Thank you very much.

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