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How Witnesses Play a Role in Car Accident Cases

Witness evidence can be one of the strongest types of evidence in any car accident situation. More often than not, the only witnesses involved in such occurrences are the drivers of the two vehicles, making it one driver’s word against the other. Should this be the case, it is often difficult for either side’s testimony to hold much weight. For this reason, witness evidence can be key information in car accident cases. If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident, contact the personal injury attorneys of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation.

Witness information is not only important in court, but also when it comes to communicating with insurance companies. One of the first questions an insurance adjuster will usually ask is whether or not any witnesses were present at the time of the accident. This is because each driver will normally give a conflicting report of the events of the accident, to help promote their case. A witness statement is neutral, and has an outside vantage point of the events.

There are many witnesses who are considered to be credible sources of evidence with regard to car accidents. But not all witnesses are considered credible. Factors of credibility for witnesses usually lie within the witness’s proximity in relation to the cars involved. For example, was the witness driving another vehicle and focusing on avoiding the accident, or was the witness watching from a sidewalk at a safe distance? Also, did the witness observe the accident in its entirety or did they only see part of it? Other factors to consider are whether or not your witness is a reputable person, whether or not they have good eyesight and whether or not they were intoxicated at the time they observed the accident.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contacting a reputable personal injury attorney will be key to your case. Call the injury attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today. Our team of personal injury professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us at (800) 529-2676. You may also email us at any time at [email protected]