Public accidents can be a humiliating experience. Damaging your pride as well as your body, you may feel like the centre of attention for the wrong reason. However, if you have an accident in a public place which has eyewitnesses, these people could help you to win a compensation claim. A personal injury lawyer in Woodley would advise you not to feel as though the world is laughing at you but to see who comes to help.
Eyewitnesses in a compensation claim
Having independent eyewitnesses to your accident can really help to strengthen your case for compensation. At the time of the accident, if you’re able to, it is advised by a personal injury lawyer in Woodley to gather the details of those who saw the accident so they can later be contacted for a statement or to appear in court to testify what they saw.
If the extent of your injuries means you are unable to gather details, the emergency services may take over so your chosen lawyer can gather the details at a later date.
A personal injury lawyer in Woodley and using eyewitnesses
Although it can seem a lot of effort to gather the details of various people and then contact them for statements about what they saw on the day of the accident, their accounts can be invaluable to your case. Having confirmation of details of the accident can make it difficult for the other party to argue the facts.
Eyewitnesses may also have seen other elements of the accident you may not be aware of. Due to your condition at the time, the witnesses may tell your personal injury lawyer in Woodley about some contributing factor which was relevant to the accident.
If you have been in an accident in a public place and were not able to retrieve the contact details of witnesses to your accident it is not the end of the world. With the collective effort of your injury lawyer and the emergency services, your witnesses could still be tracked down to help you win the compensation you deserve.
If you need more help or guidance on making a claim, give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline. Our friendly team of advisers can help you to make start on your compensation claim and answer your questions. Call free today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 8th April 2014
Author: David Brown