After almost 5 years the BS lawsuit brought against me has finally been closed with no cost to me!! I have barely the words to describe how I feel at this time.. ok. maybe fuck yeah! it's time to celebrate, lets get shittered!!!!!!
I went to discovery in April and nailed it; the lawyer bringing the case against me had nothing! right there he actually even admitted it, but he wouldn't dismiss the case and he dragged it on until today, the bastard.
AHh.. the freedom. It feels great. no more stress. It still sucks ass in some way although I was found 100% not at fault, at this point I'm not sure what happened exactly with my friend. All I know is the guy that caused the accident apparently walked away with $170,000.00 before legal fees. But at least it didn't come from me!! Oh I can't wait for that first beer tonight..1 hour and counting now!
Condensed version: in 01 my buddy who was on his learners for a second year wanted to go for a ride so we made plans for the next day. Next day he tells me a little bit before the ride that he's invited a friend of his. We meet up and end up riding to squamish, then head down paradise valley road. I'm riding in the back, then the stranger, then my buddy. Next thing I know the stranger slams into the back of my friend, looked sort of like he was trying "scare" my friend by passing him real quickly, and closely in position 3. Stranger knocks my friend down at maybe 80km, then while still accelerating (panics, & locks throttle hand), rides into the ditch, he's ejected, the bike is cartwheeling, shits being thrown up in the air and onto the road. My friend is ok, (no gear) but it takes us a bit to find the other guy and he's messed. helmet flew off. Anyways during the police questioning I find out other guy is on a learners too..great.
to speed it up....my friend sues the guy that hit him. The guy that caused the accident sues my friend first, then sues me who is the witness to his accident causing manoever...why? because I was the only guy with a real license, and I might be found negligant enough to get some money..