The development as well as settlement of car accident Cases is a very controversial matter. When both parties try to absolve themselves by ending the best case, it can often lead to a scenario where there is no clear solution in sight. At such times a Third party witnessesSomeone who was in close proximity during a car accident can be a valuable resource to help determine the matter.
Witnesses are also the first to contact the injured and can provide context about the incident, e.g. B. the physical and environmental factors that may have caused the accident, the temperament of the drivers. With today’s technological sophistication, witnesses can even have video recordings that aid in the discovery of facts at an accident site.
Added value from testimony
For these very reasons, testimony is an important tool that a victim can use in presenting a case. In an accident scenario, it is always recommended that you write down written testimony from witnesses present on the scene and use them effectively to create one case with your lawyer. Here are some added value that a testimony will bring
1. Neutral parties (added credibility)
Testimony from witnesses serves as neutral third party evidence that can confirm your account of the accident. However, care must be taken in selecting witnesses to select people who were neither to blame nor injured in the accident. Having no skin in the game, they tend to aid the victim by verifying the story with an unbiased version
2. Detection of an error
In one case of “he said she said” a testimony can clearly point to the guilty party and help clear the case quickly. You can confirm that a driver is using the cell phone or that the driver is taking a cell phone wrong move and expedite the resolution of the case.
3. Fill in any information gaps
A major problem with accidental damage is the fact that there can be memory lapses in history. Often times, due to pure accident trauma, even the victim cannot remember all of the tiny details that can make up or destroy the case. Testimony, especially extremely detailed, can help fill in the gaps “Was there a dog that crossed the street and made the driver get out of the car?”. As they say, the devil is in the details, and in the event of an accident, testimony is a good tool for uncovering details that will help you achieve a victory.
4. Admission of the mistake
As noted above, Witnesses are the first to make contact with both (or more) of the parties involved in the crash. As such, they see and watch the whole saga unfold. This allows a witness to hear the guilty party at the scene of the accident admit the guilt and communicate this through a written statement that can easily resolve the matter.
5. Aide Quick Settlement
A witness is above all a neutral third party who can provide insight into the entire accident. A detailed written statement from a witness is a powerful piece that will add a whole new level of credibility to the case and help it reach fair and quickly settlement, that’s all the victim wants.
The question of credibility
One of the biggest problems with creating an accident case from testimony is its credibility. The victims rightly believe that the witnesses share an honest account of the incident in good faith.
However, there may be instances when you question the credibility of the witnesses. They could relate to the witness’s place and point of view Did the witness actually watch the accident from start to finish? Or was their attention drawn to the accident at the sound of the first vehicle crash?
There may also be questions related to the character of the witness, such as: Are you a convicted criminal?? or about health factors like Are you 100% physically and mentally fit?
Unfortunately, these are difficult decisions that can only be answered through experience. Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers at Greathouse LLC have handled over 1000 cases and developed a keen eye to find honest, reliable, and presentable witnesses who can help secure the settlement you deserve. If you’ve had a car accident and want our expert to help you create a successful case, contact Attorney Riah Greathouse today!