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When I started getting into trouble I became pretty acclimated to legal procedures. Calling my attorney and working out bail was just another way to spend a Saturday night. Unfortunately, the stiffer the charges, the more difficult it was to talk my way out of a bad situation. After so many charges, I found myself slapped with a long jail sentence, and I realized that I wanted to turn things around. Fortunately, my lawyer was able to walk me through yet another process, so that I could make the right changes. My blog discusses how to emotionally cope with legal issues so that you can start living a good life.



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Use These Methods to Continue to Look for Witnesses to Your Accident

by Lillian Wheeler

Witnesses are critical to the success of any personal injury case, but you shouldn't stop looking to find them even after someone has come forward. For example, if you had an accident and were quick to get the contact information of someone who was on the scene, this doesn't mean that you should give up on finding additional witnesses—even if days or weeks have passed since your accident. The right witness might still be out there, and his or her testimony may be pivotal in cementing your case. Here are some methods that you can use to look for witnesses after the fact.

Post Signs in the Area

It may be possible to post signs in the area of your accident. For example, if you slipped and fell coming out of a store, a couple of signs on light posts around the store may catch the eye of someone who frequents the neighborhood and was there when you fell. Make sure that your signs are informative. They should include a brief description of the incident, its date, and its approximate time. You'll also want to include contact information, which could be for you or for your personal injury attorney.

Search on Social Media

Social media can be valuable for tracking people down, and that includes looking for potential witnesses to your recent accident. There are many methods that you can use. One is to write a post in which you briefly recount the accident and then publish it with a request for people in your social circle to share it. A significant number of shares will allow the post to reach a high number of people, and this can potentially mean that it gets in front of someone who witnessed your accident. Alternatively, you could make a post in a popular community group for local residents.

Place an Advertisement

Another option that you can pursue is to place an advertisement in a local newspaper. This ad should contain many of the same details as your sign posting and social media posting—a description of the event, when it took place, and some contact information for anyone who may be able to help. If there's a local newspaper in the area that has an avid readership, it's highly possible that someone will see it and respond. If you put in the work in these three ways, you could help to uncover a witness who can bolster your personal injury case.

For more tips, contact a personal injury attorney service, such as that of Franklin L. Jones, Jr.