It is safe to assume that most people who cause an auto accident will not admit their fault. When at-fault drivers acquire legal representation, the odds of them admitting they caused a crash drops even more.
In many situations, one or more eyewitnesses can improve your chances of getting the compensation you need to overcome your injuries.
Witnesses need to have credibility
If you have credible and reliable eyewitnesses to the crash at your disposal, your accident claim will gain strength. However, if your witnesses are not believable, there is a chance they could harm your claim.
Unless you know the witnesses, you probably have no idea if they are credible or not. This is where having legal assistance can strengthen your claim by checking witness backgrounds to ensure credibility. They can look at things like the following:
Did the witnesses see the vehicle crash from start to finish? If they did not, their statement will likely not improve your case.
Are any of them convicted felons? If your witnesses have a felony criminal background, they may cause more harm than good.
Do any of them have a reputation for being dishonest? Again, if you answered yes to this question, your witnesses may hurt your claim.
If you uncover any unsavory or questionable activities in the history of your witnesses, you may have a better chance of maximizing your compensation without their testimony.
It’s wise to learn more about auto accident injury compensation in California. Knowledge of the law and experienced legal guidance can do much to strengthen your injury claim.