Witnesses write car accident statements by providing:
- Their name
- Their contact information
- Their location at the time of the accident
- Their account of the accident
- Their observation of any injuries or property damage resulting from the accident
They will also need to sign the statement. Our team knows how to write a car accident witness statement. We can assist witnesses in providing these statements for your case.
What Is the Purpose of a Witness Statement?
Witness statements can be key evidence in a car accident case. Witness statements are generally trustworthy because:
- A witness does not generally know those involved in the accident
- A witness is generally unbiased
- A witness does not have a financial motive for providing their account
Witness statements are especially important when there is no video footage of an accident. The statement is one record of how an accident happened.
How Are Witness Statements Used?
A witness’ statement can be used in a police report. That police report may then be used as part of your case. Even if the witness statement is not included in a police report, it may:
- Be useful during the insurance process
- Be useful evidence in a lawsuit
- Be useful ss background information for an accident reconstruction
Our firm uses witness accounts in any way that can help your case. We may even compel the witness to support their account during legal proceedings.
How do We Obtain Witness Statements?
The witness may have volunteered their account to a police officer at the accident scene. Whether they did or did not, we may reach out to the witness directly. We may uncover additional details that they did not provide in their additional report.
If necessary, we will explain to them how to write a proper car accident witness statement. This may result in additional evidence for your case.
What Other Evidence Can We Collect for Your Case?
Witness statements are just one piece of evidence. They are a piece of the puzzle that is your case. Other pieces of evidence may include:
- A police report (which generally contains one or more witness statements)
- Video footage of the car accident
- Photographs of injuries
- Photographs of vehicle damage
This and other evidence may be critical to winning your case.
What Are the Next Steps After Obtaining Witness Statements?
We gather witness statements and other evidence in the early stages of your case. This evidence will inform the strength of your case. Therefore, it may determine the amount of compensation that we seek.
Our firm takes the following steps to complete your case.
Witness statements can help us determine liability for your accident. Defendants may include:
- One or more drivers
- The manufacturer of a defective vehicle or part
- A city government that caused dangerous road conditions
- A driver’s employer
- Another negligent party
Your case may allege liability against multiple parties.
Calculating the Cost of Your Losses
Your covered losses may include:
- Medical treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Vehicle repairs
- Vehicle replacement
- Lost income
- Lost productivity
- Loss of earning capacity
- Medical equipment
- Rehabilitation costs
- Temporary transportation
If you lost a loved one, you may receive additional coverage. Your loss of companionship and parental guidance may entitle you to compensation. You may also receive coverage for funeral costs.
Drafting and Filing Your Case
It is important that we file your case as quickly as possible. Statutes such as Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) provide time limits for personal injury lawsuits. There are exceptions to these limits, but we want to file your claim or lawsuit in an efficient manner.
We write all other legal documents necessary for your case.
Pursuing a Positive Outcome
The success of your case hinges on how much compensation you receive. We seek fair compensation through a settlement or judgment.
Per the American Bar Association’s (ABA) explanation, we generally pursue a settlement first. A settlement may provide fair compensation without the cost or uncertainty of going to court.
We do have experience at trial. If your care requires it, we will fight for fair awards in court.
Hire Our Team at No Upfront Cost
Our firm works for contingency fees. You only pay this fee if we win your case. You do not pay anything upfront nor in the case that you do not receive awards.
By structuring our fee this way, our firm:
- Prevents you from paying for an unsuccessful case
- Accepts sole responsibility for winning your case
- Has the same motivation to win your case that you do—financial awards
There is no out-of-pocket cost to hire our firm.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine for a Free Case Review
We deal with insurance companies, attorneys, and other case-related individuals on your behalf. You worry about getting better. We take care of everything else.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for your free case review. Remember not to wait. You could have a fixed window for filing your lawsuit.
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