The Importance Of Witness Statements After A Car Accident

Feb. 19th, 2021   /  

The Importance Of Witness Statements After A Car Accident

Whenever you are filing a lawsuit and looking forward to winning it, you need the three most important things on your side — an experienced lawyer, enough evidence, and witnesses. Even if you are seeking a settlement for something as common as a car accident, you would still require genuine statements of the witnesses who have noticed the crash taking place. The statements of the witnesses (the people who were walking by during the accidents, or the people who helped the victim, or the people who were driving in the same lane) are quite important to describe the actual events and know the facts about the accident. It helps in clarifying the description provided by both the parties — the victim and the defender. 

Do the witness statements hold any due importance in resolving the case of the car accident? If yes, how? Let’s understand how these witness statements are so important. 

The Statements Of Witness Help In Proving What Happened:

To resolve or settle the lawsuit of car accidents, the lawyers are looking forward to gaining as much evidence as possible in order to demonstrate or clarify the fault of the other party. The cases become strong when you have numerous witness statements, and these statements are also helpful in building the case. But the statements of the witnesses must be taken within the shortest period (just after the accident occurred or within a day or two). It is necessary because the human memory can become flawed or biased. So the witness statements that are obtained right away are generally accurate. 

The Witness Statements Can Be Helpful In Promoting The Settlement:

The Witness Statements Can Be Helpful In Promoting The Settlement

All the car accident lawyers would get the description of the accident from both the parties and investigate further to bring out the truth. Every lawyer would analyze the case and then estimate the odds of winning it. If the chances of winning the case are low, then it is better to settle the car accident case between both parties. The witness statements would help in promoting the settlement because it will bring the accused party to realize what they did was wrong and move ahead with the settlement. The victim cannot bring in the family or close relatives to witness the case. The person who is not familiar with any of the two parties and does not have any self-interest in the case is considered to be a valuable witness. 

The Statement Of The Witness Helps In Preserving The Fact About The Car Accident:

Memories tend to fade, and hence it is always advised to take the statement of the witnesses as soon as possible. Besides this, the witness statements are also important because they can be preserved for a long time. Even if the case takes a couple of years to resolve, the witness statements collected during the accident can be used to resolve the case or make it stronger. They serve as an objective record during those circumstances.

The Witness Statements Hold Enormous Value In The Court: 

The statement provided by the witness holds great value in the court and can easily make your side win. Because the statements of the witnesses are not considered biased and are placed in the court with pure intentions and not to misguide the court.  

The Statement Of Witness Cover Up The Information Gap:

The Statement Of Witness Cover Up The Information Gap

During the accident, the victim remembers only bits and pieces about the accident, and the defender remembers his part. So when the facts come out, it shows that there are gaps in the information that was received from the victim and the defender. So the statements provided by the witnesses would be used to fill in those gaps and provide correct information about the accident. The information received by the witness is completely neutral and trustworthy because they do not have vested interests in either side. So the witness statements are considered the best tools that will secure the victory and help in establishing the details. 

Summary: 

So now you understand the importance of having a witness statement in case of a car accident. It can make your case strong and help you get the victory or go ahead with the settlement procedure. Moreover, it will help make the other party accept or admit their fault and provide legal compensation to the victim. 

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