The following blog entry is written from a defendant’s position as trial approaches. Reviewing this kind of briefing should help potential plaintiffs and clients better understand how parties in personal injury cases present such issues to the court.
(Please note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this car accident case and its proceedings.)
Defendants Clive White and Universal Rental Car’s Motion in Limine to Exclude Reference to Police Accident Report Writing Standards
Defendants Clive White and Universal Rental Car hereby move this court, in limine, before jury selection at the trials commencement for an order instructing plaintiff, his counsel, and each and every one of plaintiffs witnesses, not to mention, interrogate on, or in any other manner, convey to the jury whether during voir dire, opening statement, testimony, final argument, or otherwise, any reference to or evidence of police accident report writing standards as evidence that the two consecutive bus accidents that are the subject of this litigation actually constituted a single event.
It is anticipated that plaintiff and his experts will reference police accident report writing standards as evidence for his contention that the bus accident at the intersection of Seminary and International involving defendants vehicle and the following bus accident half a block away in which the bus ran into residences across the street, were a single event caused exclusively by defendant Williams. For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.
One of plaintiffs accident reconstruction experts referenced CHP accident reporting standards to support his opinion that these bus accidents constitute a single event. Defendant contends that these were two separate accidents albeit they were consecutive and that they both involved the same bus.
This motion to exclude police accident report writing standards is based on the grounds that argument about or reference to or admission of such evidence would invade the province of the trier of fact, is not relevant to any issue in the case, and should be precluded on the ground that its entry would be more prejudicial than probative. (See Part 2 of 4.)
For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.