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The Importance of Witnesses in a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit

You may already know that accident attorneys need as much information as you can provide to successfully litigate a personal injury lawsuit. Provide that you are physically able to do so, after a motorcycle accident, you should gather information about the driver, take photographs of the scene, and of course, call the police and file a report. Unfortunately, some accident victims neglect to collect the names and contact information of witnesses to the crash. Depending on the specifics of your case, witness statements may make all the difference. It is not necessary for you to interview the witnesses yourself; let an auto accident lawyer handle this for you.

How Can Witnesses Help My Case?

Motorcyclists have an unfortunate reputation for riding recklessly. The motorist and the insurance company may try to claim that you were at fault for the crash because you were allegedly speeding, lane splitting, following too closely, or otherwise behaving recklessly. Once your car accident lawyer obtains witness statements, he or she can use this evidence along with the physical evidence of the crash to substantiate your claim and help you secure the compensation you deserve.

How Can I Connect with Witnesses?

After the crash, try to write down the full names and contact information of any witnesses who were nearby, such as other drivers who may have stopped to lend assistance. Give this information to your motorcycle accident attorney. He or she can depose the witnesses, which means that the witnesses are asked questions while under oath. Even if there were no obvious witnesses at the scene or you were unable to obtain their names, your lawyer may be able to collect this information later. For example, if the crash took place in front of a restaurant or convenience store, there may be employees at the establishment who can testify as to what really happened.

For exceptional legal counseling in motorcycle accident cases, you can rely on the Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers. Our motorcycle accident lawyer, who is located in Prince William County, VA, can help you hold negligent drivers responsible for their actions. Call (703) 330-6300 today and let our car accident attorney get to work for you.

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