If you have a personal injury case, it’s important that you see a lawyer to help you. It’s also beneficial if you have witnesses, because these people can corroborate what happened to you, thus strengthening your case and making you more credible – as long as they, themselves, are credible witnesses.
What Makes A Credible Witness?
A witness has to have actually seen what happened, and it’s better if he or she isn’t related to you or a good friend. Witnesses who don’t know you at all are the best, because they have no vested interest in whether you win or lose the case. They don’t stand to gain financially or any other way from the outcome.
What About Family And Friends
Family members and friends can still be used as witnesses, provided they actually saw what happened and didn’t just hear about it from you. If they weren’t actually there and saw it happen with their own eyes, they can’t be counted as witnesses. The more actual witnesses, the better, because it helps to back up what you say as being true.
Get A Lawyer To Help You
A lawyer can talk with witnesses and make sure that they’re being truthful with what they’re saying – as much as it’s possible to judge that. Their stories should match closely, and they should remain the same each time they tell them. Working with a lawyer means a better chance of winning your case, as well.
Asking a lawyer to help you and collecting witnesses to your personal injury case are good first steps toward having a successful outcome. By getting a lawyer you’ll have guidance as to how best to proceed and what kind of compensation you’ll be able to get for your case, based on the injury you sustained and the negligence of the other party.