WHY DO I NEED AN INDEPENDENT EYEWITNESS FOR MY CAR ACCIDENT CASE?
Posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 12:27 am
Have you been injured in a car accident? Are you worried about how you will pay the medical bills? Who will reimburse you for your lost income and other expenses? How will you get another vehicle? These are just a few of the questions that may be keeping you awake at night. Our Sacramento car accident attorneys can answer these questions and other questions about a car accident claim.
We understand you may be frustrated and worried after a car accident. The insurance adjuster for the other driver may be telling you that you were partially at fault. He may be trying to convince you that you do not need an attorney. Do not trust the insurance adjuster for the other driver. He is not looking out for you. Trust our Sacramento car accident attorneys to do what is best for you, including searching for independent eyewitnesses to help build a strong case for compensation.
What Is An Independent Eyewitness?
When you are involved in car accident, you and the other driver are eyewitnesses to the collision. An eyewitness is a person who saw the car crash in “real time.” In other words, an eyewitness saw the crash as it was happening. Other passengers in your car or the other vehicle are also eyewitnesses. Each of you can testify about how the accident happened.
Unfortunately, your version of the facts may be dramatically different from the other driver. If you did not have a passenger, it might be your word against the other driver and his passenger. In this case, an independent eyewitness could be the key to proving the other driver was at fault for the collision.
An independent eyewitness is someone who saw the collision happen but was not in either vehicle. The independent witness is not related to any of the drivers or passengers. This person was simply in the right place at the right time to see the crash take place.
How Can An Independent Eyewitness Help?
An independent eyewitness does not have any financial stake in the outcome of the case. Because an independent witness is not related to any of the parties in the crash and he does not have a financial interest in the case, his testimony about the accident is usually considered the most trustworthy and reliable.
If the other driver is claiming you caused the collision, an independent eyewitness can help you establish fault. When it is your word against the word of the other driver, an independent eyewitness can be the key to winning your case.
Call A Sacramento Car Accident Attorney For Help
Just because you do not have an independent eyewitness, do not give up on winning your case. Our Sacramento car accident attorneys have the skills, experience, and resources necessary to investigate difficult car accident claims. There are many ways we can prove the other driver was responsible if fault for the crash is being disputed. The first step is to contact our office to schedule a free case evaluation.
Call the Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or contact us online to speak with an attorney. Your first appointment is free, so you have absolutely nothing to lose by coming into our office to meet with an attorney.