With the added support of witness statements, victims are more likely to recover compensation after a car accident in Indiana.
There are specific witness statements that, when used in a car accident claim, can help victims recover compensation for their various damages. This includes testimony from eyewitnesses, experts, and others, like a victim’s friends and family. Our attorneys can get eyewitness statements by locating them in the days and weeks following your accident. Where appropriate, we will also retain experts, such as accident reconstruction experts, who can examine the scene of an accident while the evidence is still fresh and provide testimony regarding what caused the incident. Additionally, your loved ones can discuss the emotional and mental impact an accident has had on your life. Such witness statements can be reinforced by other evidence, including security camera footage, photographs, and medical records.
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Eyewitness statements can be incredibly useful evidence in a compensation claim after a car crash in Indiana. Speak to them at the accident scene to ensure you can easily contact eyewitnesses after a crash.
Statements from eyewitnesses can provide additional context to a car accident case and corroborate a victim’s telling of events. Witnesses can explain how an at-fault driver acted negligently, causing an accident in Indiana.
Because eyewitness statements can be so crucial to the success of your case, get their contact information at the accident scene. If you are too injured to do this yourself, our Fishers, IN personal injury lawyers can review the police report for your accident to learn the identities of eyewitnesses. Our attorneys can then contact eyewitnesses and see if their statements may be useful to your case. Contacting eyewitnesses quickly is important to ensure their memories of an accident do not fade.
Statements provided by expert witnesses can make all the difference in car accident cases in Indiana. Our attorneys might contact experts in accident reconstruction, the medical field, or others capable of providing an added layer of expertise and insight to your claim.
An expert witness is someone who has specialized experience or knowledge in an area that is pertinent to a case. For example, medical experts can explain the likely cause of a victim’s injuries and their expected recovery time. Medical experts can provide statements confirming the treatment a victim might require based on their unique injuries. For example, suppose you sustained a head injury in a car accident in Indiana. In that case, a neurologist might be able to provide a statement regarding the seriousness of your traumatic brain injury and the rehabilitative care you might need. Statements from medical experts can be especially helpful in a victim’s recovery of economic damages. Often times these experts are your treating physicians, but other times independent medical experts might be needed to render opinions, including on things like your future medical care needs and their cost.
Getting witness statements from experts is important for victims seeking compensation in Indiana. Negligent parties might also seek assistance from experts to undermine victims’ claims and avoid total liability for their damages. Depending on your case, our attorneys might use witness statements from other experts, such as vehicle experts, to prove that a negligent party caused your injuries.
More witnesses can give statements that can be used to strengthen your claim and help you recover compensation following a motor vehicle accident in Indiana. These might include statements from loved ones or mental health professionals.
Recovery of non-economic damages can sometimes elude car accident victims. Our attorneys might request statements from your friends and family to ensure you recover compensation for all your losses, including your emotional difficulties. Witnesses can attest to your reduced quality of life after an accident in these statements.
Statements from therapists can be similarly useful to victims. Mental health professionals can explain how a victim has struggled emotionally in the aftermath of an accident. As well as getting statements from those familiar with your mental and emotional difficulties, you may be advised to prepare a statement yourself to further explain the pain and suffering you have experienced because of another driver’s negligence in Indiana.
Our attorneys can gather additional evidence that reinforces statements made by witnesses in car accident cases. Such evidence might include security camera footage and a victim’s medical records.
The more evidence you can use to strengthen your claim, the better. Even if you have eyewitnesses prepared to make statements supporting your case, unearthing evidence that aligns with eyewitness statements will be important. Because of that, our lawyers will contact owners of security cameras near your accident site to acquire footage of your accident. Photographs from the accident scene can be similarly useful.
A victim’s medical records can also reinforce statements made by medical experts. Your records can show your exact injuries as well as the medical treatment you have needed for your injuries, further illustrating that your injuries require compensatory damages. Additionally, you will need to provide proof of your medical damages in the form of medical bills and invoices.
The degree of injuries in your medical records can also make it easier for you to recover non-economic damages in a car accident case. When coupled with statements from therapists or loved ones, such records might enable you to claim compensation for your pain and suffering.
Building a well-supported case often requires substantial proof of fault in addition to witness statements. This ensures you have the best chances of recovery following an accident in Indiana.
Call Wruck Paupore at (219) 322-1166 to get a free case review from our Gary, IN car accident lawyers.
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Don is a founding partner and one of the nation’s top-ranked personal injury litigators. He is a member of the Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum, which includes less than 1% of the nation’s trial lawyers, and awarded the highest ranking given by Martindale Hubbel and AVVO.
More importantly, Don understands representing personal injury victims is about more than recovering the best settlement: it’s about helping clients get back on their feet and supporting them in every aspect of their recovery.
In nearly all cases, our clients seek compensation from the wrongdoer’s insurance company. Before forming Wruck Paupore, Jason worked for a prominent law firm representing some of the world’s largest insurers. This experience gives Jason a deep understanding of the insurance industry and the strategies it uses to pay injury victims as little as possible.
Jason -- and our entire team -- put this inside knowledge to work to force insurance companies to pay what is actually owed. Often, we use the insurance company’s own tactics against them as we fight for the full compensation our client deserves.
For more than four decades, Keith has been fighting for injury victims. During that time, he’s watched the insurance industry change, with insurers now more interested in protecting their stock price than treating injury victims fairly.
Since the beginning, Keith has put people first. From his childhood in Gary, Indiana during the 1960’s and working his way through law school, Keith has risen to become one of the Midwest’s most respected trial lawyers. He has never forgotten that being a lawyer is about helping people -- and seeing injury victims through struggles in a way that could change their lives forever.
Over the decades, Keith, Don and Jason have fought relentlessly for clients, even when other lawyers have said the case was impossible to win.