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Staples, Ellis + Associates, P.A.
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Collect witness statements post car accident (if you are able)

Your first concern after experiencing a car accident is your physical condition. You should make certain that you are not seriously injured and a physician should examine you as soon as possible even if no injuries seem apparent. This is essential to your immediate well-being and it can have a positive impact on your case if you decide to take legal action.

With that out of the way, we would like to talk about the importance of witness statements in a car accident caused by another driver's possible negligence. Statements by witnesses on the scene may make or break a personal injury case. Whenever it is possible, you or another party should collect witness statements to support other accident evidence.

While gathering eyewitness names, phone numbers and addresses is better than getting nothing: Recording their accounts of what happened is the best approach. We feel it is important to collect these witness accounts right at the scene while it is still fresh and vivid in their minds. If you were traveling with a passenger who suffered no injuries, the task of gathering witnesses may fall to him or her. These statements can be jotted down on a piece of paper or recorded by cellphone.

We want to reiterate the value of witness statements by reminding you that some car accident injuries do not manifest right away. For example, a serious head injury may not begin to show symptoms for several hours or even several days. Having your statements at the ready will support you if you choose to seek compensation from the responsible party.

If you are seriously injured and cannot gather witnesses, rest assured that your lawyer will take on this task in your stead. While it might not be quite as effective as an immediate statement, Florida personal injury attorneys will leave no stone unturned when advocating for your cause. You will find additional information about car accident liability on our website.

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