Unfortunately, auto accidents happen virtually every single day here in Jacksonville and throughout the state of Florida. In many cases, these accidents result in property damage and serious injuries. That being said, if you’ve been hurt in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, there is a strong chance that with an experienced attorney, a path to legal recourse is available to you. However, to recover compensation in a personal injury claim of any sort, you’ll need to gather and present evidence to help establish liability. One of the most useful types of evidence when it comes to car accident claims is witness testimony. Please continue reading and reach out to the Jacksonville auto accident lawyers from Ansbacher Law to learn more about how witnesses can help establish liability in a car accident claim and how our legal team can fight for the compensation you deserve and need. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How can witnesses help establish liability in my car accident injury claim?
Witnesses can prove extremely valuable when it comes to establishing liability in car accident claims. To start, they can provide testimony regarding what they saw or heard in the moments leading up to, during, and after the accident. For example, if they witnessed a person running a stop sign or making an illegal left turn in the moments before an accident, this can help establish liability for the accident. In other cases, witnesses can testify as to the behavior of the other driver after an accident. For example, if the other driver was slurring his or her words or behaving erratically in some way, it may help you prove that the individual was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of your accident.
You should also note that it is important to speak with as many witnesses to your accident as possible. Having five witnesses corroborate your claim will give it more credence than a single witness testifying on your behalf. Our legal team can help you track down witnesses, interview them, and then use their testimony to help establish liability in your personal injury claim.
What other types of evidence can help establish liability in personal injury claims?
Various other forms of evidence can also prove useful in satisfying the burden of proof in auto accident injury claims. Just some of those are as follows:
- Pictures of damage to vehicles and property
- Pictures of injuries
- Surveillance footage of the accident
- Police reports
- Medical documentation
Here at Ansbacher Law, we have significant experience in tracking down and collecting evidence on behalf of our clients to help them get the compensation they deserve and need to move on with their lives after sustaining serious injuries. If you’ve been hurt under any circumstances due to no fault of your own, simply pick up the phone and give us a call today.