What Information Should I Get From Witnesses After a Car Accident?
On your way home from work on a run-of-the-mill Tuesday evening, you decide to pull over and refill your gas tank. You signal and begin to turn right into the same gas station you’ve used for the past 15 years. Suddenly, in what feels like a flash, your vehicle is hit from behind.
Several days later, you’re informed by your insurance company that they’ll be denying your claim because the adjuster determined that you didn’t use your turn signal. You try to contend, but your argument lacks credibility as the dispute is now just your word against theirs.
A story like this is why it’s so important to find a credible witness to support your case after an auto accident. A third-party witness who doesn’t have a relationship with either driver can be invaluable in determining the true outcome of a crash because they have nothing to lose by giving an honest depiction of the accident.
Once you do get a hold of a witness, it’s important to know what questions to ask and how to proceed so that you can seek damages from the negligent driver.