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2300 Main Street, Suite 170
Kansas City, MO 64108
Witnesses to a car accident are asked to provide a statement about what they saw before the accident occurred, as it was occurring, and after. These statements can help corroborate your claims and the supporting elements of causation and liability, helping you prove the other driver was at fault. However, if they are not seen as a credible witness, he or she may end up hurting your case rather than helping.
The definition of credibility is the “quality of being trustworthy or believable.”
It may not matter if your witness had a perfect view of the accident or can speak eloquently to what happened from start to finish if his or her credibility is in question. Factors that can hurt their credibility, making them less believable include:
Your lawyer may need to clarify a witness statement by asking questions such as:
An essential factor in your case is a witness who saw the accident and can confirm how it happened. Ultimately, you want witnesses who have no stake in the outcome of your case (a neutral third-party), have a high level of credibility, and can provide persuasive testimony that is consistent.
Questions? Call us at (877) 284-6600.
Have you been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in which you suffered serious injuries due to another’s negligence? Call Nash & Franciskato at (877) 284-6600. We have a successful track record of helping accident victims collect the compensation they deserve.
One of our experienced staff will speak with you personally and will provide you with a free, no-obligation review of your case.
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