Court room observation
As I entered the court room I sat on the back, where the public sits, facing the judge bench at the other end of the room. In front of me on the right side there was the claimant with her solicitor and in front of them the Barrister sitting on a separately layer. On the left side was the defendant with his Barrister in front him. At first the claimant went to the witness stand in order to be examined by both parties. The claimant said that she was parked at the end of the left side of the road and went to the shops near by. Afterwards she went back to hers car and tried to get back on the road. But when she tried to go to the right side of the road she did not notice the defendant's car on time, so as she could not avoid them as it was too late so the two cars crushed. After her short speech she crosses examined by the two advocates with several questions. Then the defendant went to the witness stand. He said that he was driving across the road and suddenly without any indication the claimant's car came into his side of the road. He tried to avoid her but having only seconds to react he did not manage to avoid her. At that point the claimant's barrister insisted that he passed illegally from the Pelican crossing few meters away from the incident. The defendant denied that. Also another important argument was that on the witness statement the defendant said that he broke his leg but afterwards the doctor said that he had also damaged his lower back.