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18:00:13 >> Keith: WELCOME TO “SIMPLY
18:00:15 THE LAW,” A PROGRAM CREATED BY
18:00:19 ATTORNEY GARY C. JOHNSON.
18:00:20 “SIMPLY THE LAW” PROVIDES FREE
18:00:21 LEGAL ADVICE, AND ENCOURAGES
18:00:24 HAPPINESS AND QUALITY OF LIFE.
18:00:27 NOW, HERE’S “SIMPLY THE LAW”
18:00:29 WITH GARY C. JOHNSON.
18:00:33 [\M\M\M]
18:00:33 >> Keith: HELLO, EVERYONE!
18:00:35 WELCOME IN TO “SIMPLY THE LAW”!
18:00:37 I’M KEITH CASEBOLT.
18:00:37 MY GOOD FRIEND AND THE HOST OF
18:00:40 THIS PROGRAM, GARY C. JOHNSON.
18:00:42 >> Gary: HI, GUYS AND GALS.
18:00:44 HOW YOU DOING?
18:00:46 ANOTHER WEEK, RIGHT?
18:00:49 NO FIGHTING.
18:00:50 EVERYBODY HAS BEEN GOOD TO
18:00:52 EVERYONE.
18:00:53 NO PROBLEM.
18:00:54 YOU SAID THANK YOU… A LOT!
18:00:58 A WHOLE LOT.
18:00:59 EVERY TIME YOU GO ANYWHERE, YOU
18:01:02 SAY THANK YOU, RIGHT?
18:01:03 ISN’T IT A WONDERFUL LIFE?
18:01:06 I WAS THINKING THE OTHER DAY
18:01:11 ABOUT HOW EVERYONE IS SO
18:01:13 IMPORTANT IN THE JOBS THAT THEY
18:01:17 DO.
18:01:17 AND EACH INDIVIDUAL HAS A UNIQUE
18:01:20 THING THAT THEY PROVIDE TO OUR
18:01:23 SOCIETY TO MAKE IT WORK.
18:01:25 THEN, I GOT TO THINKING BACK
18:01:28 OVER MY LIFETIME.
18:01:31 AND THE FACT THAT EVERYBODY IS
18:01:34 THE SAME AND EQUAL NO MATTER
18:01:37 WHAT PROFESSION THEY’RE IN.
18:01:38 LET ME GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE OF
18:01:40 WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT.
18:01:42 WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL, I
18:01:45 WOULD PLAY WITH A MULE IN THE
18:01:49 NEIGHBOR’S YARDS.
18:01:51 AND I WOULD HELP CUT MINING
18:01:53 CROPS FOR MONEY.
18:01:54 I WAS A PATROL BOY FOR LIKE —
18:01:57 FROM THE 5th GRADE TO HIGH
18:01:58 SCHOOL TO GET MY FREE LUNCH.
18:02:03 THEN, I WENT TO COLLEGE.
18:02:04 AND IT’S A COLLEGE WHERE YOU
18:02:06 HAVE TO WORK AT LEAST 15 HOURS A
18:02:09 WEEK, BUT YOU GET FREE TUITION
18:02:12 AND BOARD, WHICH ENABLED ME TO
18:02:15 GET A COLLEGE DEGREE.
18:02:16 IN THE SUMMERS, I WOULD GO TO
18:02:18 MICHIGAN AND WORK.
18:02:20 THE FIRST SUMMER I WORKED IN
18:02:22 MICHIGAN, I WORKED IN A PARK.
18:02:23 AND WHAT I DID IN THAT PARK WAS
18:02:27 I CLEANED THE TOILETS, THE
18:02:30 COMMODES AND ALL OF THOSE
18:02:32 THINGS.
18:02:32 I ACTUALLY HELPED AND WAS
18:02:34 INSTRUMENTAL PRIMARILY ON
18:02:36 RUNNING THE GARBAGE TRUCK.
18:02:37 I WAS A GARBAGE MAN.
18:02:40 AND I CUT GRASS.
18:02:42 ENDLESS ACRES OF GRASS IN THAT
18:02:44 PARK THERE IN THAT SUMMER.
18:02:46 GO BACK TO COLLEGE.
18:02:48 AND THE NEXT SUMMER I GO TO
18:02:50 MICHIGAN, AND I SAY MAYBE I CAN
18:02:52 IMPROVE MYSELF A LITTLE BIT.
18:02:53 SO I GOT A JOB WORKING THE
18:02:56 ASSEMBLY LINE FOR CHRYSLER
18:02:58 MOTORS IN DETROIT.
18:02:59 I SPENT THAT SUMMER DOING THAT.
18:03:01 THE NEXT SUMMER, I GO BACK, I
18:03:04 GET A JOB IN A MACHINE SHOP.
18:03:08 MAKING PARTS FOR THESE TRUCKS
18:03:10 THAT HAUL CARS.
18:03:11 AND WE WORKED — I WORKED THERE
18:03:13 58 HOURS A WEEK ALL SUMMER LONG.
18:03:17 THEN, I GOT OUT OF COLLEGE AND
18:03:19 WENT TO LAW SCHOOL AND BECOME A
18:03:21 LAWYER.
18:03:22 COUNTY ATTORNEY FOR 18.5 YEARS
18:03:24 FOR PIKE COUNTY.
18:03:26 STATE SENATOR FOR FOUR YEARS.
18:03:27 NOW, I’M NOT SAYING THIS TO
18:03:29 BRAG; I’M SAYING THIS TO MAKE A
18:03:32 POINT.
18:03:32 GUESS WHAT?
18:03:34 I WAS EXACTLY THE SAME PERSON,
18:03:38 HAD EXACTLY THE SAME VALUE
18:03:41 REGARDLESS OF WHICH ONE OF THOSE
18:03:44 JOBS I WAS DOING.
18:03:45 AND THAT’S THE POINT I’M TRYING
18:03:46 TO MAKE TO YOU.
18:03:47 NO MATTER WHAT YOUR JOB IS, YOU
18:03:51 ARE WHAT GOD MADE, AND YOU ARE
18:03:54 WHO YOU ARE.
18:03:54 SO THINK ABOUT THAT, FOLKS.
18:03:57 I DIDN’T SAY — I’M NOT SAYING
18:04:00 THIS TO BRAG OR ANYTHING ABOUT
18:04:01 WHAT I’VE DONE IN THE PAST; I’M
18:04:03 SAYING IT TO TELL YOU HOW
18:04:07 SPECIAL YOU ARE IN ANY EVERY —
18:04:15 ENDEAVOR YOU DO.
18:04:16 YOU’RE UNIQUE AND NEEDED.
18:04:18 EVERY ONE OF THOSE JOBS I DID,
18:04:19 IT SERVED A PURPOSE FOR OUR
18:04:22 SOCIETY.
18:04:22 AND I’LL BE HONEST WITH YOU, I
18:04:25 DON’T KNOW IN WHICH JOB I WAS
18:04:27 THE MOST IMPORTANT.
18:04:28 BECAUSE THEY ALL HAD TO BE DONE.
18:04:31 SO I’M JUST PASSING THAT ONTO
18:04:33 YOU FOLKS TO BE THINKING ABOUT
18:04:34 IT.
18:04:35 OKAY?
18:04:35 >> Keith: YOU KNOW, I’M GLAD
18:04:38 YOU OPENED THIS PROGRAM UP WITH
18:04:39 THAT.
18:04:40 I’VE BEEN AROUND YOU A LONG
18:04:42 TIME.
18:04:42 I DID NOT KNOW SOME OF THESE
18:04:44 STORIES.
18:04:44 AS I WAS LISTENING TO YOU, I WAS
18:04:48 THINKING, YOU ARE ALWAYS SO
18:04:50 KIND.
18:04:51 AND YOU ALWAYS SHED THE LIGHT ON
18:04:52 THE WORKING MAN AND WOMAN.
18:04:53 AND NOW I KNOW WHY.
18:04:55 YOU’VE BEEN THERE.
18:04:57 YOU’VE DONE THAT.
18:04:57 >> Gary: I’VE BEEN ON THE
18:05:00 ASSEMBLY LINE, IN THE MACHINE
18:05:01 SHOP.
18:05:02 I’VE CLEANED MY FAIR SHARE OF
18:05:04 THE TOILETS.
18:05:06 I’VE BEEN — I’VE DONE JUST
18:05:09 ABOUT EVERYTHING YOU CAN THINK
18:05:09 OF TO TRY TO MAKE A DOLLAR TO
18:05:12 GET BY.
18:05:12 JUST LIKE MOST OF YOU HAVE.
18:05:15 AND WE LIVE.
18:05:16 AND WE’RE HUMAN BEINGS.
18:05:20 BUT THEN AGAIN, I WAS STATE
18:05:23 SENATOR.
18:05:23 SO WHAT?
18:05:24 NO BIG DEAL.
18:05:26 I WAS NO IMPORTANT BEING STATE
18:05:28 SENATOR THAN I WAS WHEN I WAS ON
18:05:29 THE GARBAGE TRUCK IN THE PARK.
18:05:32 I’M THE SAME PERSON.
18:05:33 >> Keith: YOU MAY BE HAPPIER
18:05:35 WHEN YOU WERE ON THE GARBAGE
18:05:37 TRUCK.
18:05:37 [LAUGHTER]
18:05:37 >> Gary: IT WAS A WHOLE LOT
18:05:39 EASIER.
18:05:39 THAT’S THE POINT I’M TRYING TO
18:05:40 MAKE TO YOU FOLKS.
18:05:42 NO MATTER WHAT YOU’VE ENDED UP
18:05:43 DOING IN LIFE, YOU’RE IMPORTANT,
18:05:46 AND IT’S OKAY.
18:05:47 YOU’RE THE SAME IMPORTANT NO
18:05:48 MATTER IF YOU HAD GONE ONTO BE
18:05:50 PRESIDENT.
18:05:50 YOU WOULD STILL BE WHO YOU ARE.
18:05:52 NO MORE; NO LESS.
18:05:53 >> Keith: YOU KNOW, GARY, WHAT
18:05:55 I REALLY LIKE ABOUT WHAT YOU
18:05:57 JUST DID — I MEAN, HERE YOU ARE
18:06:04 NOW.
18:06:05 GARY JUST CAME OFF THE TRIP OF
18:06:06 TEACHING THE ELITE OF THE ELITE
18:06:09 ATTORNEYS ACROSS THE COUNTRY,
18:06:10 THE UNITED STATES.
18:06:11 AND YOU’RE SITTING HERE NOT
18:06:14 ASHAMED OF CLEANING THE TOILETS.
18:06:16 BUT TELLING PEOPLE WITH PRIDE,
18:06:17 HERE’S THE JOBS I’VE DONE.
18:06:19 HERE’S THE WORK I’VE DONE.
18:06:20 AND I’M AS PROUD OF THAT WORK AS
18:06:23 I AM STANDING IN FRONT OF THE
18:06:24 TOP ATTORNEYS ACROSS THE
18:06:26 UNITED STATES AND TELLING THEM
18:06:27 HOW TO DO THIS PROFESSION.
18:06:32 >> Gary: THAT’S PROBABLY BETTER
18:06:34 THAN FOOLING WITH THOSE PEOPLE.
18:06:36 THE OTHER THING I LEFT OUT IS
18:06:38 WHEN I STARTED LAW SCHOOL, I
18:06:41 JOINED THE ARMY RESERVE.
18:06:47 AND OOH, WHEN OLD DUMMY HERE GOT
18:06:51 ACTIVATED?
18:06:51 BEFORE THE END OF MY FIRST
18:06:53 SEMESTER OF LAW SCHOOL, I WAS
18:06:56 ACTIVATED TO GO TO DO MY BASIC
18:07:00 TRAINING AND THE TRAINING.
18:07:02 AND I HAD TO REPORT FOR BASIC
18:07:05 TRAINING IN FORT KNOX ON JANUARY
18:07:06 THE 1st.
18:07:08 >> Keith: WOW.
18:07:08 >> Gary: NOW, THINK ABOUT THAT.
18:07:10 THAT WAS IN 1971.
18:07:13 ONE OF THE COLDEST WINTERS I
18:07:16 THINK WE’VE EVER HAD.
18:07:19 BUT AGAIN, I WAS THE SAME
18:07:22 PERSON.
18:07:22 MADE IT THROUGH IT.
18:07:23 JUST LIKE MANY OF YOU THAT’S
18:07:25 BEEN IN THE SERVICE MADE IT
18:07:26 THROUGH IT.
18:07:27 AND ANYONE — IF YOU WANT TO
18:07:30 SHAPE WHO YOU ARE AND UNDERSTAND
18:07:32 HUMILITY, GO TAKE BASIC TRAINING
18:07:33 IN THE ARMY.
18:07:35 THEY TEACH IT TO YOU REAL QUICK.
18:07:38 RIGHT, GUYS AND GALS, THAT MAY
18:07:39 HAVE BEEN THERE?
18:07:40 YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT.
18:07:42 >> Keith: SO I’M TAKING FROM
18:07:45 THIS WHOLE THING WHEN YOU’RE
18:07:47 TELLING THIS BACKGROUND, I’M
18:07:48 LISTENING TO YOU, NO WONDER
18:07:49 YOU’RE NOT INTIMIDATED WHEN YOU
18:07:51 WALK INTO A COURTROOM AND YOU’RE
18:07:53 UP AGAINST DEFENSE ATTORNEYS OR
18:07:55 BIG INSURANCE.
18:07:57 THAT’S A BREEZE COMPARED TO
18:07:59 BASIC TRAINING ON JANUARY 1ST.
18:08:02 >> Gary: THERE’S NOTHING THOSE
18:08:03 PEOPLE CAN DO AND THROW AT ME
18:08:04 THAT I’VE NOT LIVED.
18:08:06 PERIOD.
18:08:07 I’M NOT A BIT WORRIED ABOUT IT.
18:08:09 HONESTLY, WHEN YOU GO THROUGH
18:08:10 LIFE AND YOU LOOK BACK ON ALL
18:08:11 THE EXPERIENCES YOU’VE HAD —
18:08:15 AND AGAIN, I WANT TO EMPHASIZE
18:08:18 TO MY FRIENDS WATCHING THIS:
18:08:20 YOU ARE THE SAME PERSON, NO
18:08:22 MATTER WHAT YOU’RE DOING.
18:08:24 YOU’RE THE PERSON GOD MADE.
18:08:26 YOU ARE IMPORTANT.
18:08:27 AND WHAT YOU’RE DOING IS
18:08:31 IMPORTANT.
18:08:32 DON’T EVER LET ANYONE DIMINISH
18:08:34 YOU IN ANYWAY.
18:08:35 BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE THAT
18:08:37 RIGHT.
18:08:38 AND IF YOU’RE EVER GOING TO BE
18:08:40 JUDGED, LOOK THEM IN THE EYE AND
18:08:43 SAY: I’LL WAIT AND LET THE GOOD
18:08:44 LORD JUDGE ME.
18:08:46 YOU’RE NOT GOING TO DO IT.
18:08:47 I’M IMPORTANT.
18:08:48 I’M SPECIAL.
18:08:49 I’M UNIQUE.
18:08:50 I’M EXACTLY THE GOOD LORD MADE
18:08:53 ME TO BE.
18:08:54 SUCK OFF!
18:08:54 [LAUGHTER]
18:08:57 >> Gary: AND DO IT.
18:08:58 I MEAN SERIOUSLY.
18:09:00 IT’S THE TRUTH.
18:09:01 SO MY FRIENDS, LET’S TAKE A
18:09:03 BREAK.
18:09:03 AND WE’LL COME BACK.
18:09:04 I HAVE SOME STUFF I WANT TO TALK
18:09:05 TO YOU ABOUT.
18:09:06 >> Keith: YOU KNOW, I LOVE THAT
18:09:07 OPENING FROM GARY, BECAUSE THAT
18:09:09 WAS SOME INFORMATION THAT I
18:09:09 DIDN’T KNOW.
18:09:10 AND I’M SURE ALL OF US RIGHT NOW
18:09:12 ARE KIND OF GOING BACK THROUGH
18:09:14 OUR PAST AND THINKING HOW WE GOT
18:09:15 STARTED.
18:09:16 THE WORK THAT WE DID.
18:09:18 ALL OF THE THINGS THAT’S BROUGHT
18:09:20 US TO WHERE WE ARE.
18:09:24 WE SHOULD BE PROUD OF IT.
18:09:26 STAY WITH US.
18:09:27 “SIMPLY THE LAW” CONTINUES AFTER
18:09:28 YOU SEE THIS.
18:09:29 >> Gary: I’M GARY C. JOHNSON.
18:09:31 I HATE THESE COMMERCIALS AS BAD
18:09:32 AS YOU DO.
18:09:33 I HAVE NO CHOICE IF I WANT TO
18:09:34 LET YOU KNOW I’M IN THE BUSINESS
18:09:36 OF PRACTICING LAW, REPRESENTING
18:09:37 INJURED PEOPLE, EXCEPT TO DO
18:09:41 THIS COMMERCIAL.
18:09:42 I DON’T FISH.
18:09:43 I DON’T GOLF.
18:09:44 I GET MONEY FOR INJURED PEOPLE.
18:09:46 CHECK MY RECORD.
18:09:47 GO TO www.GaryCJohnson.com.
18:09:48 AND I’LL BET YOU, IF YOU’VE BEEN
18:09:50 HURT, YOU MIGHT WANT TO GIVE ME
18:09:53 A CALL.
18:09:53 [\M\M\M]
18:10:01 >> Keith: WELCOME BACK IN TO
18:10:03 “SIMPLY THE LAW.”
18:10:03 THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING
18:10:05 US.
18:10:06 AND GARY, I REALLY APPRECIATE
18:10:08 THE OPENING YOU DID AND SHARING
18:10:09 YOUR LIFE’S EXPERIENCES, BECAUSE
18:10:11 I THINK THAT ENLIGHTENED A LOT
18:10:13 OF US.
18:10:14 >> Gary: WELL, AGAIN, THE POINT
18:10:16 I’M TRYING TO MAKE, MY FRIENDS,
18:10:17 NO MATTER WHAT YOU’RE DOING OR
18:10:19 WHAT YOU’VE DONE IN LIFE, IT’S
18:10:22 IMPORTANT.
18:10:23 AND YOU’RE THE SAME PERSON.
18:10:25 AND NO MATTER IF YOU HAD GONE
18:10:27 ONTO BECOME PRESIDENT, YOU WOULD
18:10:29 NOT BE ANYMORE IMPORTANT THAN
18:10:30 YOU ARE DOING WHAT YOU’VE DONE
18:10:32 TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR SOCIETY.
18:10:33 THAT’S THE POINT I’M TRYING TO
18:10:35 MAKE.
18:10:35 LET’S GO TO THE COMPUTER.
18:10:36 I WANT TO TALK TO MY FRIENDS
18:10:40 ABOUT SOME STUFF.
18:10:41 THERE’S THE INFORMATION ON OUR
18:10:42 LEXINGTON OFFICE.
18:10:43 IT’S EASY TO GET TO.
18:10:47 IT’S OFF OF — YOU GO IN ON…
18:10:50 >> Keith: MAN OF WAR.
18:10:51 >> Gary: WINCHESTER ROAD.
18:10:54 WINCHESTER ROAD.
18:10:54 AND I-75.
18:10:55 THAT’S WHERE IT’S AT.
18:10:57 THAT’S WHERE YOU’LL FIND IT.
18:10:59 AND IT’S OUR LEXINGTON OFFICE.
18:11:01 WE HAVE A FULL STAFF THERE.
18:11:02 IN FACT, I’VE GOT FOUR LAWYERS
18:11:04 THERE.
18:11:04 IF ANY OF YOU ARE DOWN THAT WAY,
18:11:06 GET RUN OVER, SOMETHING HAPPENS
18:11:07 TO YOU, CALL US THERE IN
18:11:10 LEXINGTON.
18:11:11 OUR OTHER NUMBER IS HERE LOCAL.
18:11:16 800-337-4002.
18:11:17 AND YOU CAN ALSO GET US ON YOUR
18:11:20 CELL PHONE REALLY EASY BY JUST
18:11:23 DIALLING “POUND HURT”.
18:11:27 IT WILL RING STRAIGHT INTO MY
18:11:28 OFFICE FROM YOUR CELL PHONE.
18:11:29 MAKE IT VERY, VERY EASY.
18:11:32 OKAY?
18:11:32 NOW, SEE WHAT ELSE WE’VE GOT.
18:11:35 THERE IS OUR WEBSITE,
18:11:37 www.GaryCJohnson.com.
18:11:38 AND IN GENERAL, PLEASE MAKE SURE
18:11:40 YOU HAVE UNDER INSURANCE.
18:11:41 THAT PROTECTS YOU AND YOUR
18:11:43 FAMILY.
18:11:43 AND DO NOT SIGN, IF YOU CAN EVER
18:11:46 GET OUT OF IT, ANY NURSING HOME,
18:11:51 CO-LEASE OR HOSPITAL, WHERE
18:11:52 YOU’RE GOING TO BE SETTLING YOUR
18:11:55 DISPUTE.
18:11:55 THE ARBITRATION, WITH THE
18:11:57 ARBITRATORS THAT THEY CHOOSE.
18:12:00 OKAY?
18:12:01 NOW LET’S GO.
18:12:02 TO THE COMPUTER FOR A LITTLE
18:12:04 BIT.
18:12:04 I WANT TO TALK TO YOU FOLKS
18:12:06 ABOUT SOMETHING THAT’S ON MY
18:12:07 MIND.
18:12:07 I TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT
18:12:09 ON THE RADIO SHOW THE OTHER DAY.
18:12:10 I GOT TO THINKING ABOUT IT.
18:12:12 AND I SAID, WELL, I NEED TO TALK
18:12:14 MORE ABOUT IT.
18:12:15 MAYBE WHEN I GET ON THE TV SHOW.
18:12:20 AND IT’S ABOUT LAWSUITS.
18:12:21 AND YOU SAY, OH, MY GOD.
18:12:25 I’M SO SICK HEARING ABOUT
18:12:27 LAWSUITS!
18:12:28 NO, NO, GARY!
18:12:29 DON’T TALK ABOUT LAWSUITS!
18:12:30 GET ME OUT OF HERE!
18:12:33 DON’T CLICK OFF YET.
18:12:35 [LAUGHTER]
18:12:35 >> Gary: WHY DO WE HAVE
18:12:38 LAWSUITS?
18:12:40 THINK ABOUT IT.
18:12:41 WHY DO PEOPLE FILE LAWSUITS?
18:12:43 >> Keith: IT’S A GOOD QUESTION.
18:12:45 >> Gary: WELL, THINK.
18:12:46 >> Keith: YOU KNOW, I’M GOING
18:12:49 TO ANSWER, BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS
18:12:50 BEEN WRONGED.
18:12:52 AND THE PARTY THAT’S WRONGED
18:12:53 THEM DOESN’T WANT TO MAKE IT
18:12:55 RIGHT.
18:12:55 >> Gary: OR COULD IT BE THAT
18:12:57 SOMEBODY GOES TO A LAWYER AND
18:12:59 FILES A LAWSUIT BECAUSE THEY’RE
18:13:00 JUST TRYING TO GET SOMETHING FOR
18:13:02 NOTHING WHEN THE INSURANCE
18:13:03 COMPANIES ARE TRYING TO BE VERY
18:13:05 FAIR WITH THEM?
18:13:06 >> Keith: MMM…
18:13:08 >> Gary: HMM?
18:13:09 [LAUGHTER]
18:13:09 >> Gary: WELL, GUESS WHAT?
18:13:12 WE HAVE LAWSUITS.
18:13:15 THE ONES I DEAL WITH, AND THE
18:13:17 LAWYERS THAT PRACTICE LAW SUCH
18:13:19 AS MYSELF, WE HAVE TO FILE
18:13:22 LAWSUITS BECAUSE THERE IS NO
18:13:24 OTHER CHOICE FOR THE PEOPLE THAT
18:13:28 HAVE BEEN HURT.
18:13:28 NO ONE COMES TO THEM FROM AN
18:13:32 INSURANCE COMPANY AND SAYS, OH,
18:13:34 MY GOD.
18:13:35 WE UNDERSTAND HOW BAD YOU GOT
18:13:38 HURT.
18:13:38 WE NEED TO LOOK AT YOUR MEDICAL.
18:13:40 AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE
18:13:44 WRITE YOU A CHECK.
18:13:45 HAVE YOU EVER KNOWN THAT TO
18:13:47 HAPPEN?
18:13:47 >> Keith: FOR THE FULL AMOUNT.
18:13:48 >> Gary: FOR THE FULL AMOUNT OF
18:13:49 THE COVERAGE, YEAH.
18:13:50 >> Keith: YES.
18:13:51 >> Gary: OH, THEY’LL WRITE YOU
18:13:53 A CHECK FOR $500 OR $1,000 OR
18:13:58 NOTHING.
18:13:58 >> Keith: YEAH.
18:13:58 >> Gary: WHEN A LAWSUIT IS
18:14:03 FILED, IT FIRST HAS TO START
18:14:06 WITH SOMEONE BEING HARMED OR
18:14:08 WRONGED BECAUSE OF SOMEONE ELSE
18:14:10 BREAKING SAFETY RULES.
18:14:11 IF PEOPLE DIDN’T VIOLATE AND
18:14:13 BREAK SAFETY RULES, THERE WOULD
18:14:16 BE NO ONE INJURED THROUGH
18:14:16 SOMEONE ELSE’S FAULT, RIGHT?
18:14:20 LET’S START WITH THAT PREFACE.
18:14:22 LET’S ASSUME KEITH WAS IN A
18:14:24 WRECK.
18:14:24 AND LET’S ASSUME HE GOT HURT.
18:14:28 AND IT’S COST HIM MEDICAL BILLS.
18:14:30 IT’S CAUSED HIM TO LOSE WAGES
18:14:32 BECAUSE HE COULDN’T GO TO WORK.
18:14:33 AND IT’S IMPACTED HIS BODY, SAY,
18:14:36 TO THE POINT TO WHERE HE’S GOING
18:14:37 TO HAVE PROBLEMS THE REST OF HIS
18:14:41 LIFE.
18:14:41 NOW, WHAT DOES KEITH DO?
18:14:43 WHERE DOES HE GO TO REPORT WHAT
18:14:45 HAPPENED TO HIM TO TRY TO GET
18:14:47 SOME RELIEF?
18:14:49 OR SOME COMPENSATION?
18:14:51 HOW DOES THAT WORK?
18:14:53 WELL, THE FIRST THING KEITH HAS
18:14:54 TO DO IS HE HAS TO SUCK IT UP.
18:15:00 AS EMBARRASSING AS IT MAY BE.
18:15:04 AND CALL A PLAINTIFF’S LAWYER,
18:15:07 SUCH AS MYSELF.
18:15:08 NOW, THINK ABOUT IT.
18:15:10 IS THERE ANYONE ELSE HE CAN
18:15:13 CALL?
18:15:15 HUH?
18:15:16 >> Keith: THE POLICEMAN THAT
18:15:17 DID THE WRECK, HE’S NOT GOING TO
18:15:18 BE ABLE TO DO THAT.
18:15:20 YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE NOT
18:15:22 GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO…
18:15:24 THERE’S NOWHERE ELSE YOU’RE
18:15:25 GOING TO GET HELP.
18:15:27 >> Gary: SO WHY DO YOU THINK
18:15:29 THERE HAS BEEN SUCH A BIG THING
18:15:32 OVER THE YEARS TO DISPARAGE US
18:15:34 AS LAWYERS AND SAY WE’RE THE
18:15:37 VILLAINS.
18:15:37 WE’RE THE 800-SUE-EMS.
18:15:41 IF THEY CAN GET EVERYBODY
18:15:44 BELIEVING WE’RE SCOUNDRELS, THEN
18:15:50 THE INSURANCE COMPANY HAS THE
18:15:51 LEG UP.
18:15:51 SO IT’S WORKED.
18:15:53 WE’RE THE SCOUNDRELS.
18:15:56 THE PLAINTIFFS LAWYERS, WE’RE
18:15:58 THE ONES RUINING EVERYTHING WITH
18:15:59 ALL OF THESE LAWSUITS.
18:16:02 RIGHT.
18:16:02 WHEN POOR OL’ KEITH SAID HE WAS
18:16:03 HURT, HE HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO
18:16:05 CALL ONE OF US.
18:16:06 BECAUSE WE ARE THE ONLY ONES
18:16:09 THAT IS IN THE BUSINESS OF
18:16:12 FILING REPORTS ON BEHALF OF
18:16:14 PEOPLE THAT ARE INJURED TO THE
18:16:16 AUTHORITIES.
18:16:17 >> Keith: GARY, WHAT ABOUT OUR
18:16:19 VIEWERS THAT WOULD BE TUNING IN
18:16:20 RIGHT NOW, SAYING, WELL, WAIT A
18:16:23 MINUTE.
18:16:23 I SEE ALL THESE COMMERCIALS ON
18:16:25 TELEVISION WHERE THE INSURANCE
18:16:26 COMPANY SAYS OH, WE HANDLED
18:16:28 THAT.
18:16:28 WE TOOK CARE OF THAT.
18:16:30 WHY CAN’T KEITH JUST CALL THE
18:16:31 INSURANCE COMPANY AND SAY, OH,
18:16:32 HERE’S THE FACTS.
18:16:34 AND I’VE GOT THIS POLICY.
18:16:36 AND THEY COME IN AND DO THE
18:16:37 RIGHT THING LIKE THE TV ADS SAY?
18:16:41 >> Gary: WELL, GUESS WHAT?
18:16:42 YOU CAN SAY ANYTHING ON TV AS AN
18:16:48 AD.
18:16:49 WHY DO YOU THINK THEY SPEND SO
18:16:52 MUCH MONEY ADVERTISING?
18:16:53 CAN YOU IMAGINE IF THEY SPENT
18:16:55 THAT MONEY ON CLAIMS HOW MUCH
18:16:56 BETTER OF A WORLD IT WOULD BE?
18:16:58 THINK OF THAT.
18:16:59 EVERY TIME YOU TURN IT ON, SAVE
18:17:03 15%.
18:17:04 THIS LITTLE FELLA.
18:17:05 WE’RE IN GOOD HANDS, RIGHT?
18:17:07 OH, JUST LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR.
18:17:11 [LAUGHTER]
18:17:12 >> Gary: IN REALITY, INSURANCE
18:17:16 COMPANIES COLLECT PREMIUMS, AND
18:17:18 THEY PAY CLAIMS WHEN THEY
18:17:20 ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO PAY CLAIMS.
18:17:21 IT’S BUSINESS; IT’S NOT
18:17:23 PERSONAL.
18:17:23 IT’S NOTHING AGAINST YOU.
18:17:25 IT’S NOTHING AGAINST KEITH THAT
18:17:26 THEY DIDN’T PAY.
18:17:27 IT’S NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.
18:17:29 IT’S JUST BUSINESS.
18:17:29 IT’S JUST BUSINESS.
18:17:30 LET’S TAKE A BREAK.
18:17:31 WE’LL COME RIGHT BACK.
18:17:32 >> Keith: I LOVE THE WAY HE
18:17:33 POINTS IT OUT.
18:17:34 SO IT’S REAL SIMPLE.
18:17:37 PREMIUMS, GOOD; CLAIMS, BAD.
18:17:39 AND THE INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE
18:17:40 IN BUSINESS TO MAKE MONEY.
18:17:41 STAY WITH US.
18:17:43 GARY HAS A LOT MORE INFORMATION
18:17:44 ON THIS THAT I THINK YOU’RE
18:17:45 GOING TO FIND PRETTY
18:17:46 INTERESTING.
18:17:48 THIS IS “SIMPLY THE LAW” WITH
18:17:49 GARY C. JOHNSON.
18:17:51 >> Gary: INSURANCE COMPANIES
18:17:51 WILL TEST LAWYERS TO SEE IF THEY
18:17:54 KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING.
18:17:56 LUCKILY, THEY TESTED ME, AND
18:17:57 BECAUSE OF THAT, OVER THE YEARS,
18:17:59 I’VE BEEN ABLE TO GET VERDICTS
18:18:00 FOR MY CLIENTS IN EXCESS OF
18:18:03 $350 MILLION IN THE STATE OF
18:18:06 KENTUCKY, MOST OF WHICH ARE JUST
18:18:09 IN EASTERN KENTUCKY.
18:18:10 WE PROVED WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE
18:18:12 DOING.
18:18:12 WE PROVED WE CAN GO IN FRONT OF
18:18:14 A JURY.
18:18:15 AND GUESS WHAT?
18:18:16 MOST OF MY CASES SETTLE NOW.
18:18:18 WONDER WHY.
18:18:19 GIVE US A CALL.
18:18:20 [\M\M\M]
18:18:25 >> Keith: WELCOME BACK IN TO
18:18:26 “SIMPLY THE LAW.”
18:18:27 GARY, YOU WERE GIVING US GOOD
18:18:29 INFORMATION.
18:18:29 BUT YOU USED A TERMINOLOGY THERE
18:18:30 WHEN YOU WERE TALKING THAT THIS
18:18:33 IS BUSINESS.
18:18:35 SO TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY,
18:18:36 THEY’RE LOOKING AT THIS
18:18:39 BASICALLY AS PROFIT AND LOSS,
18:18:41 DOLLARS.
18:18:41 THEY’RE LOOKING AT HOW DO WE
18:18:43 KEEP ALL THE PREMIUMS AND NOT
18:18:46 PAY OUT THE CLAIMS?
18:18:47 >> Gary: WELL, AND FROM A
18:18:49 BUSINESS STANDPOINT, YOU CAN’T
18:18:52 BLAME THEM.
18:18:53 OKAY.
18:18:53 BECAUSE IT’S BUSINESS.
18:18:54 THEY’RE IN THE BUSINESS TO MAKE
18:18:56 A PROFIT FOR THEIR SHAREHOLDERS.
18:18:58 THEY’RE IN THE BUSINESS TO MAKE
18:19:00 PROFITS AND HAVE THEIR BIG
18:19:00 BUILDINGS AND THEIR QUALITY OF
18:19:04 LIFE.
18:19:04 THAT’S WHAT THEY DO.
18:19:07 WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHY WOULD THEY
18:19:09 SAY — WHY WOULD THEY FORCE
18:19:11 PEOPLE TO FILE A LAWSUIT?
18:19:14 GUESS WHAT?
18:19:14 THERE IS A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF
18:19:16 PEOPLE THAT WILL NOT FILE A
18:19:23 LAWSUIT.
18:19:23 SO THAT THEY CAN CHALK OFF RIGHT
18:19:24 THERE.
18:19:25 THEY SAVE THAT MONEY.
18:19:25 THERE IS A PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE
18:19:28 THAT IS — THE TRAUMA OF GOING
18:19:32 TO A PLAINTIFF’S LAWYER, THE
18:19:33 MENTAL DISTRESS OF GOING THROUGH
18:19:36 A LAWSUIT, IS MORE THAN THEY CAN
18:19:37 TAKE, SO THEY DON’T DO IT.
18:19:40 AND THE INSURANCE COMPANIES KNOW
18:19:42 THIS.
18:19:43 THERE’S A PERCENTAGE.
18:19:44 THAT THEY CAN WRITE DOWN THAT WE
18:19:45 KNOW WE’RE NEVER GOING TO HAVE
18:19:47 TO PAY THE CLAIM, BECAUSE THEY
18:19:49 WILL NOT FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST
18:19:50 US.
18:19:50 >> Keith: GARY, THERE’S EVEN A
18:19:52 POINT THAT I KNOW AN INDIVIDUAL,
18:19:55 BECAUSE OF A RELIGIOUS FACTOR OF
18:19:57 NOT BRINGING A LAWSUIT AGAINST
18:19:58 YOUR BROTHER, WHO WAS HORRIBLY
18:20:01 HARMED BUT WOULD NOT FILE THE
18:20:03 LAWSUIT BECAUSE OF HIS BELIEFS.
18:20:05 SO THE INSURANCE COMPANY KNOWS
18:20:06 THIS.
18:20:07 >> Gary: THEY KNOW THIS.
18:20:07 THEY KNOW IT.
18:20:08 IT’S BEAN COUNTERS.
18:20:09 IT’S STATISTICS.
18:20:13 IT’S JUST BUSINESS.
18:20:15 THEY ALSO KNOW THAT THEY HAVE
18:20:17 SPENT A — SO MUCH MONEY OVER
18:20:21 THE YEARS PREJUDICING PEOPLE
18:20:23 AGAINST LAWSUITS.
18:20:25 AND MAKING EVERYONE BELIEVE THAT
18:20:27 EVERYTHING IS A FRIVOLOUS
18:20:29 LAWSUIT WITH SOMEONE OUT TO GET
18:20:30 SOMETHING FOR NOTHING.
18:20:32 AND THAT THE PLAINTIFF’S
18:20:33 LAWYERS, WHO MAKE THE REPORT TO
18:20:35 THE JURY, ARE SCUM BAGS THAT ARE
18:20:38 JUST TRYING TO RIP OFF THE
18:20:40 SYSTEM.
18:20:41 WE’RE JUST GREEDY.
18:20:43 RIGHT?
18:20:44 >> Keith: I DIDN’T KNOW THIS
18:20:45 UNTIL GARY MENTIONED THIS
18:20:47 PROPAGANDA.
18:20:47 AND ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS IS
18:20:50 “ANDY GRIFFITH.” I SHARED THIS
18:20:52 WITH YOU.
18:20:54 ONE OF THE SHOWS HAD THIS
18:20:57 UNSCRUPULOUS LAWYER TRYING TO
18:21:00 GET SOMETHING FOR OTIS, THE
18:21:01 DRUNK IN THE LAWYER.
18:21:04 I DIDN’T REALIZE WE WERE BEING
18:21:06 AFFECTED BY PROPAGANDA OF THE
18:21:08 HIT SHOW OF SHEDDING LIGHT ON
18:21:09 THE ATTORNEY.
18:21:10 >> Gary: LET ME TELL YOU IN
18:21:11 REALITY HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS, MY
18:21:13 FRIENDS.
18:21:13 THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT ARE WILLING
18:21:16 TO MAKE A REPORT ON BEHALF OF
18:21:18 SOMEONE THAT’S HURT, SAY, IF IT
18:21:19 WAS KEITH OR WHOEVER, IS
18:21:22 PLAINTIFFS’ LAWYERS SUCH AS
18:21:24 MYSELF.
18:21:24 WE ARE THE MESSENGERS.
18:21:27 GUESS WHAT?
18:21:28 THEY’VE DONE A HATCHET JOB ON
18:21:31 THE MESSENGERS.
18:21:38 NOW, DO YOU THINK THAT LAWYERS
18:21:41 SUCH AS MYSELF HAVE ANYTHING TO
18:21:42 DO WITH THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT
18:21:45 THE JURY PUTS DOWN ON A VERDICT
18:21:47 FORM?
18:21:47 WE DON’T.
18:21:50 IT’S 12 PEOPLE.
18:21:52 YOUR NEIGHBORS.
18:21:52 WE DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO
18:21:55 WITH IT.
18:21:56 WE CAN REPORT THE FACTS TO THE
18:21:59 JURY, WHICH IS OUR JOB, IS TO
18:22:01 MAKE A REPORT.
18:22:02 AND THE AUTHORITY WE HAVE TO
18:22:04 MAKE THE REPORT TO IS A JURY.
18:22:09 THE PEOPLE.
18:22:10 THE ONLY ONES THAT HAVE THE
18:22:15 POWER TO SAY YOU BROKE A SAFETY
18:22:18 RULE.
18:22:18 YOU ARE INSURED BY THIS
18:22:20 INSURANCE COMPANY.
18:22:21 AND THEY NEED TO PAY THIS CLAIM.
18:22:23 IT’S A JURY THAT NEEDS TO MAKE
18:22:25 THAT DECISION.
18:22:26 WE DON’T MAKE IT.
18:22:27 WE ARE THE MESSENGERS.
18:22:30 THAT’S ALL WE ARE.
18:22:31 WE GO OUT.
18:22:32 WE FILE A LAWSUIT.
18:22:34 WE ASK A JUDGE TO LET US GET IN
18:22:36 FRONT OF A JURY, SO WE CAN MAKE
18:22:38 A REPORT TO THE AUTHORITIES THAT
18:22:40 HAVE SOMETHING — THAT HAVE THE
18:22:42 POWER TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT
18:22:45 THIS.
18:22:45 AND THAT’S WHAT A JURY IS.
18:22:47 MOST OF THE TIME, PEOPLE SAY,
18:22:49 WELL, THAT JURY IS GIVING THIS.
18:22:51 GIVING THAT.
18:22:52 GIVING THAT.
18:22:53 A JURY DON’T GIVE ANYONE
18:22:55 ANYTHING.
18:22:56 ALL A JURY DOES IS APPRAISE THE
18:22:58 AMOUNT OF DAMAGES THAT’S BEEN
18:23:00 DONE TO THIS PERSON BY THE
18:23:02 PERSON THAT BROKE THE SAFETY
18:23:05 RULES.
18:23:05 THEY RENDER A VERDICT.
18:23:06 THEY’RE NOT GIVING ANYONE
18:23:08 ANYTHING.
18:23:09 THEY’RE FINDING FACTS.
18:23:11 DID THEY BREAK A SAFETY RULE
18:23:13 FIRST?
18:23:14 IF THEY BROKE A SAFETY RULE, HOW
18:23:15 MUCH HARM DID IT DO TO THE
18:23:17 PERSON THAT WAS HARMED?
18:23:19 WHAT IS THE MONEY DAMAGES THAT
18:23:23 IT’S COST THIS PERSON, BECAUSE
18:23:24 THESE SAFETY RULES WERE BROKE?
18:23:27 THAT’S WHAT A JURY DOES.
18:23:28 THEY THEN RENDER A
18:23:30 VERDICT.
18:23:30 THAT VERDICT DOESN’T GIVE
18:23:31 ANYBODY ANYTHING.
18:23:32 THAT VERDICT IS NOTHING BUT AN
18:23:36 APPRAISAL OF THE PERSON’S
18:23:37 DAMAGES AND THE HARM THAT WAS
18:23:39 DONE.
18:23:40 THEN, THE JUDGE TAKES THAT
18:23:43 VERDICT.
18:23:43 MAKES WHATEVER ADJUSTMENTS THAT
18:23:45 NEED TO BE MADE TO IT UNDER THE
18:23:46 LAW, AND ENTERS A JUDGEMENT ON
18:23:49 THE VERDICT.
18:23:49 LET’S TAKE A BREAK.
18:23:50 WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.
18:23:51 >> Keith: STAY WITH US.
18:23:53 WE’LL HAVE THE LAST WORD ON
18:23:55 “SIMPLY THE LAW” RIGHT AFTER
18:23:57 THIS.
18:23:57 >> Gary: YOU NOTICE ON THE
18:23:59 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT OF LAWYERS
18:24:02 THAT THEY’VE MADE VERDICTS AN
18:24:04 ISSUE?
18:24:05 GUESS WHAT?
18:24:06 THIS OLD BOY FROM EASTERN
18:24:07 KENTUCKY HAS THE LARGEST VERDICT
18:24:09 FROM THE STATE OF KENTUCKY, AND
18:24:11 NOBODY HAS COME CLOSE TO IT.
18:24:12 OVER MY CAREER, I’VE GOTTEN MY
18:24:15 CLIENTS VERDICTS OF OVER
18:24:16 $350 MILLION.
18:24:17 YEP, I’M GLAD THEY MADE VERDICTS
18:24:19 AN ISSUE.
18:24:19 CHECK MY RECORD.
18:24:20 I’LL BET YOU YOU DECIDE IT MIGHT
18:24:22 BE WISE TO GIVE OLD GARY A CALL.
18:24:24 [\M\M\M]
18:24:33 >> Keith: WELCOME BACK IN TO
18:24:34 “SIMPLY THE LAW.”
18:24:34 NOW, YOU WERE TALKING IN THAT
18:24:36 LAST SEGMENT ABOUT THE MONEY.
18:24:40 THIS MONEY IS THE INSURANCE THAT
18:24:43 THE INDIVIDUAL HAS PAID PREMIUMS
18:24:45 FOR TO BE THERE IN CASE THERE IS
18:24:47 AN ACCIDENT, A WRECK.
18:24:48 THIS IS NOT CRIMINAL BY THE
18:24:50 INDIVIDUAL THAT HURT YOU, RIGHT?
18:24:52 >> Gary: IN THEORY, IN REALITY,
18:24:55 THE LAWSUIT SHOULD BE AGAINST
18:24:57 THE INSURANCE COMPANY FROM THE
18:24:59 INSURANCE POLICY THAT THE PERSON
18:25:00 HAS.
18:25:01 IF THERE’S NO INSURANCE, THERE’S
18:25:02 NOT GOING TO BE A LAWSUIT.
18:25:06 BUT IN ORDER TO CREATE THE
18:25:07 FICTION UNDER THE LAW, WHICH THE
18:25:09 INSURANCES HAVE PROMOTED THROUGH
18:25:10 THEIR LOBBIES EFFORTS, YOU HAVE
18:25:13 TO SUE THE WRONGDOER.
18:25:14 YOU DON’T GET TO SUE THE
18:25:17 INSURANCE COMPANY.
18:25:19 BETTER YET, YOU DON’T EVEN GET
18:25:20 TO MENTION INSURANCE.
18:25:22 YOU DON’T GET TO MENTION
18:25:22 INSURANCE TO THE JURY.
18:25:24 YOU DON’T GET TO SAY HOW MUCH
18:25:25 INSURANCE THE PERSON’S GOT.
18:25:27 ANY OF THAT.
18:25:28 THERE’S A BIG FICTION IN THE
18:25:32 COURTROOM THAT, INSURANCE HASN’T
18:25:35 GOT ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS.
18:25:36 EVEN THOUGH THE INSURANCE
18:25:37 LAWYERS ARE THERE DAY AFTER DAY
18:25:39 AFTER DAY REPRESENTING THE SAME
18:25:41 PEOPLE.
18:25:41 >> Keith: WHAT KIND OF EFFECT
18:25:43 DOES THAT HAVE THAT THE INJURED
18:25:46 INDIVIDUAL NOW HAS TO SUE
18:25:48 SOMEONE IN THE COMMUNITY OR
18:25:49 SOMEONE THAT HAS A COMPANY IN
18:25:51 THE COMMUNITY THAT DID WRONG,
18:25:52 AND ALL YOU HEAR IS LOOK WHAT
18:25:54 THEY’RE DOING TO THIS PERSON?
18:25:55 OR WHAT THEY’RE DOING TO THIS
18:25:58 COMPANY.
18:25:58 WHEN YOU’RE RIGHT; IT SHOULD BE
18:26:00 AGAINST THE INSURANCE COMPANY.
18:26:01 >> Gary: THINK ABOUT IT.
18:26:05 A SAFETY RULE IS BROKE.
18:26:08 SOMEONE’S HARMED.
18:26:09 THE AMOUNT OF DAMAGES AND HARM
18:26:12 THAT WAS DONE, SHOULD BE EXACTLY
18:26:16 THE SAME REGARDLESS OF WHO THE
18:26:19 DEFENDANTS ARE, RIGHT?
18:26:21 IF IT’S A LARGEST CORPORATION IN
18:26:22 THE COUNTRY OR IF IT’S A LITTLE
18:26:25 OLD LADY OR MOTHER TERESA.
18:26:27 >> Keith: UH-HUH.
18:26:28 >> Gary: THE VERDICT OF THE
18:26:29 JURY SHOULD BE THE SAME, RIGHT?
18:26:32 IT SHOULD BE THE SAME.
18:26:34 BECAUSE THE DAMAGES ARE WHAT
18:26:35 THEY ARE.
18:26:35 >> Keith: THE EXTREME OF THIS,
18:26:37 GARY, IS IF YOU MADE A MISTAKE
18:26:39 DRIVING AND ACTUALLY RAN INTO
18:26:41 ME — YOU AND I HAVE BEEN
18:26:43 TOGETHER FOR 20 YEARS.
18:26:44 I CAN’T SUE THE INSURANCE
18:26:45 COMPANY.
18:26:45 I WOULD HAVE TO SUE YOU, MY
18:26:48 FRIEND, GARY C. JOHNSON.
18:26:50 AND MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THAT I’M
18:26:53 AGAINST YOU.
18:26:54 >> Gary: THAT’S RIGHT.
18:26:54 >> Keith: THAT IS INCREDIBLE.
18:26:56 >> Gary: AND IT’S IN ORDER TO
18:26:58 DIMINISH THE DAMAGES OF THE
18:26:59 PERSON THAT IS HARMED.
18:27:01 BECAUSE THE DEFENDANT IS THE
18:27:03 PERSON THAT BROKE THE SAFETY
18:27:05 RULES.
18:27:05 WHEN IN REALITY, THE DEFENSE IS
18:27:08 THE INSURANCE COMPANY.
18:27:09 THE INSURANCE COMPANY HIRES A
18:27:11 LAWYER.
18:27:11 THE INSURANCE COMPANY HIRES THE
18:27:12 DEFENSE DOCTORS, WHO THEY HAVE
18:27:15 ON THEIR RETAINERS OR WHATEVER,
18:27:19 TO SAY THERE’S NOTHING WRONG
18:27:19 WITH THE PERSON.
18:27:21 ALL OF THAT IS INSURANCE.
18:27:22 AND AGAIN, THERE WOULD BE NO
18:27:24 LAWSUIT IF THERE WAS NO
18:27:27 INSURANCE, BECAUSE IF THERE’S NO
18:27:29 PLACE TO GET THE MONEY FROM, WHY
18:27:33 WOULD ANYBODY WASTE THEIR TIME
18:27:35 FILING A LAWSUIT?
18:27:36 IT’S CRAZY.
18:27:38 RIGHT?
18:27:39 IF THERE’S NO INSURANCE, THERE’S
18:27:41 NO LAWSUIT.
18:27:43 IT’S THAT SIMPLE.
18:27:44 EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU SEE A
18:27:45 LAWSUIT, IT’S BECAUSE THERE’S AN
18:27:47 INSURANCE POLICY.
18:27:48 AND A JURY’S ROLE IS TO APPRAISE
18:27:52 THE DAMAGES TO THE PERSON.
18:27:54 AND THERE’S MANY TIMES A JURY
18:27:55 SAYS THERE’S NO DAMAGES.
18:27:57 THAT’S FINE.
18:27:58 THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT.
18:27:59 IF THERE’S NO DAMAGES, THERE
18:28:01 SHOULD BE NO VERDICT.
18:28:03 BUT THE VERDICT SHOULD BE
18:28:04 EXACTLY WHAT THE DAMAGES ARE.
18:28:07 NO MORE; NO LESS.
18:28:09 REGARDLESS OF WHO THE DEFENDANT
18:28:11 IS.
18:28:11 >> Keith: GREAT INFORMATION, MY
18:28:12 FRIEND.
18:28:13 LISTEN, ON THIS PROGRAM, WE
18:28:16 TALKED ABOUT A LITTLE BIT OF THE
18:28:19 PROPAGANDA TO THE ATTORNEY.
18:28:20 NEXT WEEK, WE’LL TALK ABOUT WHAT
18:28:21 THE INSURANCE COMPANY DOES TO
18:28:22 THE INJURED PERSON.
18:28:24 ON BEHALF OF GARY C. JOHNSON,
18:28:25 I’M KEITH CASEBOLT.
18:28:26 THANK YOU FOR TUNING IN TO
18:28:29 “SIMPLY THE LAW.”
18:28:30 [\M\M\M]
18:28:31 >> Keith: THANK YOU FOR
18:28:33 WATCHING “SIMPLY THE LAW,” A
18:28:35 PROGRAM CREATED BY GARY C.
18:28:37 JOHNSON.
18:28:37 UNTIL NEXT WEEK, MAY YOU BE
18:28:39 SAFE, BLESSED, AND HAPPY.
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