How Eye-Witness Testimony Can Help You With Your Personal Injury Claim
After an injury accident where negligence is a factor, a victim may be able to file a personal injury claim for compensation. It is best if you are unsure about what your legal rights are that you speak with a local legal professional who is trained and experienced with these matters. A personal injury attorney will be able to evaluate your situation and let you know if it makes sense to file a personal injury claim. If so, your attorney can identify what evidence can be used in your claim to help you get the most compensation possible from it. This includes witness testimony.
The personal injury lawyers at O’Donnell Law Offices can meet with you to discuss your case and advise you on your options for recompense.
Why is Witness Testimony so Useful in a Personal Injury Claim?
There are several different types of evidence that can show the extent of a victim’s damages and help them get the full amount of compensation they deserve. Some examples of solid evidence include:
- Photos of the accident scene and of the property damages as well as physical bodily harm suffered.
- Medical bills.
- Doctor’s notes and reports.
- Police reports.
- Property damage repair bills
- Witness testimony
It is always advisable to have more evidence than less when it comes to building a case that will allow for the most favorable results. While all of these types of evidence can be incredibly helpful, witness testimony, in particular, can be immensely powerful.
When an unbiased witness can explain what they saw, if it is in accordance with the story that you are putting forward, this boosts your credibility. Witness statements can be a part of negotiations outside of court to come to a fair settlement. Should a case go to court, witness statements can be used to persuade a jury that you deserve to be compensated for your losses.
Car accidents are some of the most common injury accidents that take place in Pennsylvania and across the country. There are several steps to take after a crash. One is to ask any eye-witnesses if they would provide a statement and also if they would be willing to give their contact information. In the event that you go to court, it will be necessary to reach out to these individuals about their testimony.
Our legal team at O’Donnell Law can help you identify all forms of evidence that will best position you to be successful with your Pennsylvania personal injury claim.
Speak to a Personal Injury Attorney Today
Car accidents in Pennsylvania and many other injury accidents can inflict considerable physical and mental harm on victims, not to mention expensive property damage costs and more. It is essential to get the most from a personal injury claim and qualified, pertinent evidence can improve the chances of winning your case and getting maximum recovery.
Schedule a free initial consultation with the personal injury attorneys at the O’Donnell Law Offices serving clients in Kingston, Wilkes Barre, Hazleton, and Pittston at 570-821-5717 or online today. There is no fee or cost until we win your case.