When you get injured, whether it’s in the form of a car accident or any other form of injury, it is up to you to prove that the actions of the defendant were the proximate cause of your injury. That is to say, the burden of proof is lies on you with regard to proving causation. In some instances, all the evidence in the world may be insufficient to tip the lawsuit in your favor: in such cases, you need witness testimony in order to take a case from 50 percent credible to 90 percent. That said, just because you have a witness that saw the events unfolding doesn’t mean that you will recover compensation for your injuries: there are certain aspects of a witness that make them credible, and this is what we’re going to explore in this post so you can have a better chance of having the judge rule in your favor when it comes to litigating a personal injury claim.
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Here are some of the factors that make for a credible witness in a personal injury claim:
- The witness must not be a close personal friend or a relative
- The individual must be physically healthy and mentally lucid
- The witness should be an individual of strong moral standing or character
- They must not have a criminal history
- They must have been sober (no drugs or alcohol) when they were witnessing the event.
These types of witnesses may not be credible in the eyes of the law:
- Individuals who provide inconsistent accounts of the incident
- Those who are distracted at the time of the accident
- Individuals that may be financially invested in the case
- Individuals who may not have passed a polygraph or background check
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Witness testimony must be vetted by your injury attorney because it is better not to have any witness testimony than have testimony that will cast aspersions on the integrity of your case. Are you looking to file a personal injury claim? Please call us NOW at (773) 825-3651 to learn more about your legal options. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.