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Collecting Witness Contact Information When Involved In An Accident

December 29, 2014 Hastings and Hastings

Collecting Witness Contact Information When Involved In An Accident

The statements and recollections of witnesses can be some of the most powerful and important pieces of information in any personal injury legal claim. With that said, understanding some basics with regard to contacting witnesses can make a big difference in achieving the best possible results for clients who have been involved in an accident that was no fault of their own.

Describe The Events In An Accurate And Detailed Manner

In short, because memories tend to fade rather quickly it is essential to establish recorded statements from witnesses as soon as possible following an accident. This simply involves being more prepared with regard to filing a personal injury claim. In some instances, clients may even choose to hire a private investigator that will then get recorded statements from witnesses. This is extremely helpful in assisting clients at a later time. In most instances, bystanders will be sympathetic and cooperative in helping to describe the events in an accurate and detailed manner.

Achieving A Favorable Recovery

It is also important to note that police reports are not always completely accurate and may be missing important contact information with regard to witnesses. Contacting witnesses as soon as possible following an accident to secure additional contact information is always a good strategy. Tracking down witnesses at any stage of the personal injury claim as the claim develops is essential to ensuring that clients have the best chance possible of achieving a favorable recovery or settlement. This is essential to offsetting lost wages and medical expenses.

Statements Are Combined With Images And Digital Photographs

All this combined with working with an experienced and focused personal injury attorney in Phoenix Arizona can help clients who have been injured due to the negligence of another individual. When comprehensive witness testimony and statements are combined with a wealth of images and digital photographs of the accident scene, a client has a far better chance of achieving a successful outcome with regard to a recovery or settlement. Finally, trusting in your attorney and providing accurate and truthful information in this regard can go a long way in expediting the entire personal injury claim process. Contact Hastings and Hastings today for a focused and experienced discount personal injury law firm in Phoenix Arizona.