Yes. When an accident, such as a car, truck, motorcycle, or pedestrian crash, slip and fall accident, and others, resulting from another individual or entity’s negligent or intentional acts leaves you injured, you naturally expect to get compensation for all the damages you incurred because of your injuries. In most cases, this monetary compensation can be sought from the at-fault party’s insurance provider.
However, getting fair compensation through an insurance or personal injury claim may require solid evidence to prove that the at-fault party’s negligence resulted in your injuries and that they must be held liable for your accident-related expenses. Witness information or statements following the accident can help support your injury and compensation claim.
Witness statements can help your claim in many ways. Most importantly, however, they can help show a clear picture of why and how exactly the accident happened, which can help determine who caused it and who must be held responsible for it. Witness information can help support:
- Injury Claims – Insurance companies, their claims adjusters, and their legal team will not readily believe that the injuries an accident victim suffered resulted from the accident. Witness information can help prove that the at-fault party’s negligent actions and the resulting accident led to the victim’s injuries.
- Claims of Innocence – How much compensation and whether or not you get compensation for your injuries comes down to your degree of fault for the accident. With witness information, insurers or juries will get a clearer view of what happened, helping to accurately assess your level of fault (if any) for the accident.
- Claims of Guilt – Aside from supporting claims of innocence, witness information can likewise aid in supporting claims of guilt. A witness may be able to describe how the accident occurred from their perspective, usually pointing to one of the involved parties as the cause of the accident. In a car crash, for instance, whether they saw another party run a red light, texting while driving, or texting, a witness will say which party caused the crash.
Besides getting the statements of people who witnessed the accident, there’s a wide variety of evidence that can help support your injury claim, including video footage and pictures of the accident scene. Your Santa Barbara personal injury attorney may also review the police report, work with accident recreation experts to prove how the accident occurred and who and what caused it, and talk to medical experts to determine the cause, nature, and severity of your injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in any kind of accident because of another’s negligence, contact the Santa Barbara personal injury attorney of Bamieh& De Smeth right away to help make certain that you receive the highest compensation possible for your losses. Arrange your free case consultation with our Santa Barbara personal injury attorney by dialing 805-643-5555 or contacting us online.