As experienced Tucson injury attorneys, we have experienced the advantages and disadvantages when bringing in witnesses to testify. Some of our clients’ cases were won because someone who saw what happened willingly showed up and told the jury what they saw. We have also had clients that did not receive justice because witnesses that observed an accident were either unwilling to testify or could not be found.
Witnesses play multiple roles in serious personal injury cases. Some witnessed the actual accident occur and can shed light on how an injury happened. Many times when there is a car accident or other motor vehicle accident, people will pull over to help. Others simply pass on by. When a Good Samaritan that saw what happened pulls over and helps, and then provides their name to the police, it is more likely that justice will be achieved in the future for a person injured in the auto accident.
These types of witnesses are not the only important ones. Friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and others who observe how the seriously injured person’s life is affected by injuries can offer powerful testimony in personal injury trials. They are witness to the pain and suffering of those dealing with severe injuries from an auto accident or other type of personal injury that was not their fault. It is important when a personal injury claim goes before a jury in Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff, or elsewhere in Arizona for the personal injury victim to have people who can provide succinct and truthful testimony about what the injured person has been through.
Jurors may not believe an injured person’s testimony only, as they know that the person who files a personal injury claim is biased. Yet if friends, neighbors, family, co-workers, and others can bolster an injured person’s claims, it will strengthen the personal injury case.
For any questions about what witnesses may be able to do in a personal injury claim, or if you simply want some answers about your potential claim from a knowledgeable personal injury attorney, please contact us. We will give you an honest evaluation of your claim.