(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.)
Plaintiff Eli White’s Motion in Limine No. 1: To Exclude Evidence of Prior Accidents
Defendants may attempt to introduce evidence or testimony that Plaintiff Eli White was in motor vehicle/motorcycle accidents before the at-issue accident on November 18, 2008. Such evidence should be excluded because California authority holds that evidence of plaintiffs’ prior accidents is inadmissible, generally, and certainly when none of the prior accidents involved the type of injuries at issue in the action. Moreover, impeachment regarding irrelevant and inadmissible prior accidents is improper. As that is precisely the case at present, there should be no evidence or argument regarding any motor vehicle incident Plaintiff was involved in previously. For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.
STATEMENT OF FACTS
This case involves a November 18, 2008, motor-vehicle incident at a four-way intersection at Broadway and 19th Street in Sacramento, California (the “Incident”).
Defendant Lee, heading east on Broadway, approached the intersection facing a stale red light yet blew through the light and into a busy intersection at 25 miles per hour. As he entered the intersection, Plaintiff Eli White, lawfully traveling south on 19th Street on a green light, slammed into the left side of Defendant Lee’s automobile in the intersection. Upon impact, Mr. White vaulted over his motorcycle, landed on the hood, and rolled down onto the street. (See Part 2 of 5.)
For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.