CHICAGO, IL – The aftermath of a car accident can be chaotic, anxiety-provoking, and traumatizing. Accidents can occur very quickly which is why it’s important to have witness testimony, but having a witness that’s not credible can damage your claim more than it can help you.
What is a Credible Witness?
Credible is the quality of which a witness is believable in whose testimony is likely considered to be true and unbiased. Insurance adjusters, judges, and jurors are more likely to believe testimony from witnesses who are honest and credible.
Why Are Credible Witnesses Important to Have for My Case?
After being injured in a car accident, you have a large stake in the outcome of the car accident claim you file. Insurance companies are not your friends – they have a reason to believe your statements may be biased or self-serving since the outcome of the case directly impacts you.
The role of a credible witness is to provide essential information about the cause and outcome of a car accident that’s free from bias, prejudice, or clouded judgment. If it’s not clear who was at-fault, testimony from a credible witness may be your best way to show what truly happened at the scene.
Factors That Impact a Witness’ Credibility
When using eyewitness testimony to support your Chicago car accident case, be aware the following factors could impact the credibility of a witness like:
- History of criminal activity or dishonest behavior
- Relationship between the witness and drivers involved in the claim
- Cognitive difficulties, including memory problems, becoming confused easily, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Any vision problems that would obstruct or limit the witness’ view of the accident
- Any interest or stake in the outcome of the accident claim
- Inconsistencies in a witnesses testimony
How the Dinizulu Law Group Can Help You
The Dinizulu Law Group is here to help you when you need a reliable Chicago personal injury lawyer to help establish a strong claim and help identify credible witnesses to support your case. Call the Dinizulu Law Group, Ltd today at (312) 384-1920 for a free, confidential consultation.