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The Importance of Witness Statements in Personal Injury Claims

  • Have you recently been hurt in an accident, but you aren’t sure if you have enough evidence to prove fault and win your case? You should always speak to a personal injury attorney before deciding whether to move forward with, or abandon, your case.

    Some types of evidence hold more weight than others. Witness statements, for example, hold a great deal of weight, but it’s possible to win your case without them. Let’s look at the importance of evidence and how it can help your injury claim.


    Evidence Is Imperative to Winning Your Injury Case

    In any injury case, it is necessary to show proof of who was at fault for the accident. For example, if you’ve been hurt in a vehicle collision, the types of evidence that may be available are witness statements, physical evidence, police reports, photo evidence, video evidence, and medical evidence of your injuries.

    So how important are witness statements to winning your case? Very important. If an accident involves the police, then they will interview all available witnesses to get the best picture of what happened. If police were not called to the scene of an accident, then you, or your lawyer, will need to contact witnesses and gather statements.

    Without those statements, it’s still possible to prove your case with other evidence, but it may be more difficult. Keep in mind that the sooner you obtain witness statements, the better. Witnesses’ memories can fade or you can lose track of individuals if you don’t obtain their contact information and statements right away.


    Get Help with Your Personal Injury Case

    When you work with an injury lawyer, they will gather the evidence you need to win your case. This can take a huge task off your shoulders so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.

    Contact Halperin Law Center to obtain a free case evaluation. Call our firm directly at 804-527-0100, or feel free to visit our website for more information.