Witness Credibility and Car Accident Claims
If you have been injured by a negligent driver, obtaining just compensation for the losses you suffer will likely hinge on the evidence that is available to prove the at-fault driver’s negligence in the matter. A common form of evidence that often moves the needle on car accident claims is eyewitness testimony, but the credibility of the witness – or how believable they are – matters. If you’ve been injured by another driver’s negligence, an experienced Beverly Hills car accident attorney will help you build your strongest claim – in focused pursuit of the compensation to which you are entitled.
The Witnesses in Your Case
If you have eyewitnesses who are willing to testify in your case, it can significantly bolster your ability to obtain fair compensation for your physical, financial, and emotional losses. The fact is, however, that not all eyewitness testimony has the same legal value. Consider the following factors:
- How well the eyewitness could see your accident will play a major role in the credibility of their testimony. For instance, if they saw it out of the corner of an eye or are basing their testimony on what they heard, it’s a different matter than seeing the accident take place before their own eyes.
- The eyewitness’s state at the time of the accident will also be taken into consideration. If the person in question was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time or had poor vision to begin with, it could sully their testimony.
- If your accident took place in a dark area with little lighting, any eyewitness testimony would be carefully analyzed for credibility.
In the end, your capable car accident attorney will gather all the available evidence in their quest to build your strongest case and will carefully analyze the credibility of each potential eyewitness to evaluate the degree to which they may be able to help.
Speak with an Experienced Beverly Hills Car Accident Attorney Today
The practiced Beverly Hills car accident attorneys at Jalilvand Law pour the full strength of their impressive experience into every claim they take on, and we’re here for you, too. Don’t wait to contact or call us at 310.478.5800 for more information today.