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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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How To Make Sure Your Witness Helps You Win Your Auto Accident Case

by Lillian Wheeler

With car accidents and other personal injury cases, eyewitness testimony plays a crucial role in winning a case. You must prove that the other driver is at fault to be entitled to compensation for your injuries if you choose to pursue civil litigation. But the driver might argue that you are instead at fault. If there are any witnesses to your car accident, contact them immediately.

What to Do Right After the Accident

Find out if there is anyone who has actually seen the accident. Not everyone is necessarily paying attention. Make sure to ask the witness whether they saw the car accident or not. Ask them to write down everything they saw. Also, ask them if they would like to serve as a witness and exchange contact information. 

Your Witness Will Need to Talk to Several Parties

Building a car accident legal case can be very difficult. You will need to consult with a car accident lawyer who will inform you about your rights and will guide you through each step of the process. Then, the witness will need to speak with your lawyer. They will also need to talk to insurance providers and others involved in your case. Throughout this process, whether or not the witness can be helpful depends on the bias of the witness.

Why Credibility Matters

The credibility of the witness and whether or not they are biased are important factors. For example, if a witness has a history of making false statements, they might not be considered reliable and their testimony may be discarded by a courtroom or an insurance provider.

If the witness is biased in your favor, this can also lead to the testimony being discarded. However, another situation is where the witness is biased in the favor of the other driver. If this is the case, you'll need to make the bias known.

How the Witness Can Help Your Auto Accident Case

The witness will need to stick to the facts. For example, they will need to describe the who, what, when, and where of the accident. This information, combined with evidence gathered a the scene of the accident, can be used to demonstrate that you should be entitled to compensation for your injuries. For example, eyewitnesses are often used to confirm information that an expert witness suspects but cannot prove.

With the help of a witness and an auto accident attorney, you will be able to take legal action against the other driver. You might be entitled to compensation for your injuries as a result. For more information, contact a company like Houston & Alexander PLLC.