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Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Cases

Important Witnesses That May Be Needed in Personal Injury Cases

Most people who seek a personal injury claim do not know the aspects that are going to be associated with their case. There are a variety of things that need to be performed and gathered to be able to help a victim’s case in proving negligence in a wrongful death or personal injury.

The success of a claim can depend on these following elements:

  • Proof: that the victim has shown how they sustained their injuries from the specific accident
  • Damages: that the victim endured as a result of their injuries
  • Evidence: that the victim has gathered for their case
  • Liability: who was to blame for the accident?
  • Witnesses: Was there anyone present during the time of the accident that can backup the plaintiffs claim? This is a crucial element because it can serve as a means of supporting the victims claim with their testimonies.

What Types of Witnesses Exists in A Personal Injury Claim?

In a personal injury claim, there are two types of witnesses that are used. The most obvious one is the person who was there at the time the accident took place. These witnesses are usually known as “incident witnesses” because they saw the incident first-hand. A testimony from these witnesses needs to be gathered in a timely manner because as the days pass, a person can forget the chain of events that led to the accident and they would lose credibility as a witness. The victim should make sure that all information about the witness is obtained. Witnesses who are family members or friends are known as “lay witnesses”. These witnesses can be crucial for a victim’s personal injury case.

Another witness that is used to build a solid case is known an “expert witness”. Who is an expert witness? These witnesses are imperative, especially when a case goes to trial because they are the only ones capable of explaining hard concepts to the jurors who wouldn’t otherwise understand on their own. The pro to having an expert witness is that there are certain issues that can be presented to the jury that could not be present if there were no expert witness. They are experts in the certain topic that is being brought forth to the jury. For example, if a person suffers a medical malpractice, the victim’s attorney would most likely higher an expert witness(medical expert) who focuses on the medical malpractice that was performed. Their testimonies would be valid because that is their expertise and area of study.

Miami Lawyers At Percy Martinez Law Firm

Despite which personal injury claim a victim is pursuing, having witnesses is always beneficial for a plaintiff’s case. A Miami Personal Injury Lawyer from Percy Martinez Law Firm knows exactly which witnesses would be beneficial for their client’s case. They examine each one thoroughly to see who would an asset to the case. The lawyers also hire the appropriate expert witness for the injury that was endured. Their number is (305) 529-0001 and are available 24/7.

 

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