Witnesses in Car Accidents
Making sure to obtain the contact information of potential witnesses is likely not going to be at forefront of your mind in the minutes immediately following a car accident. However, taking the time to acquire this information can be critical to the successful resolution of a dispute. Frequently, your account of the accident may conflict with what the other driver is telling the insurance company as they attempt to avoid liability, and the corroborating testimony of a witness is essential to sorting out what actually happened.
Your primary concern following an accident should always be the safety and well being of yourself and those around you, but once the immediate danger has passed or attended to as best as possible, it is important to take the time to properly document the accident. You can never be sure of the honesty of a negligent driver, and it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Information to Gather
The unfortunate nature of car accident liability is that it can frequently come down to your word against the other driver’s, meaning that the testimony of a witness can make a huge difference in your case. When gathering information, be sure to write down:
- Vehicle description
- License plate number
- Home address
- Full name
- Phone number with area code
Remember that anyone present could be a witness, not just other drivers. Pedestrians and people in nearby building may be helpful.
Whether you have obtained witness information or not, anyone who has been in an accident caused by another driver can benefit from the services of an experienced attorney. Call the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier today at 800-242-2874 for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.