At the Scene of the Accident
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
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 all
banged up, 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.