It’s Good to Have More Witnesses
Video Transcribed: Should you ask for witness statements after a motor vehicle collision? Hey everybody, Christopher Stevens here, a certified paralegal with the Wirth Law Office in Tulsa, Oklahoma working in personal injury law alongside a Tulsa personal injury attorney.
Today we’re going to be talking about whether or not you should try to get witness statements from people who may have seen your motor view vehicle collision. Now, I will say most of the time, you’re probably not going to get too many people to stop.
It’s one of the unfortunate realities nowadays. But if you are able to get someone who is stopping at the scene, checking to see if people are all right, just ask them, “Hey, would you mind if I get a brief statement from you?”
Now, a lot of the time you might have the police come out if they were called, and the police will give a statement, but it’s always good to have more witnesses if you can. So be it the person who maybe was exiting a gas station and saw the wreck at the intersection, or maybe another driver.
But it never hurts to just ask if the person would mind giving a brief statement. And in the past, I’ve had clients who that witness statement made all the difference. It went from he said, she said, till suddenly they had eyewitnesses who were able to identify the other party and state from their point of view, who was at fault.
Now, always remember what this type of thing it helps if you can get phone number, name, maybe even their address, just in case the phone number is written down incorrectly.
So never worry about reaching out to other people. And the bare minimum, just asking. Some people might not be willing to give a statement, others will be more than happy to. Just something to keep in mind.
As always, if you find yourself looking for a personal injury attorney in Tulsa in which you need to seek legal help concerning your automobile accident, feel free to contact a Tulsa Automobile Accident Attorney. We can be found at wirthlawoffice.com