Most of us do not realize what aspects are involved in a Georgia personal
injury case. Typically, there are a few basic things that must be gathered
in an effort to help in proving negligence and worth of a personal injury
or wrongful death case.
Items important to the health of your claim may include evidence, proof,
damages, liability, and witnesses. The latter component, witnesses, can
be a crucial past of supporting your claim if testimony is required.
There are two types of witnesses that are often used in personal injury
claims. The first is the most obvious: individuals who saw the accident
or negligence occur first-hand. Obtaining a statement from the incident
witnesses must happen as quickly as possible following an accident so
that they do not forget what they saw. Facts can be remembered differently
as time progresses. If possible, gather all witness contact information
at the scene of the accident to assist your lawyer in gathering the necessary
testimonies. Other witnesses may include lay witnesses, such as friends
and family members who saw first-hand how injuries caused by the accident
affect your daily life. This can help to prove the worth of your injury claim.
The second type of witness used to build a solid case is that of expert
witnesses. Especially in the event of a trial, expert witnesses are imperative
because they can explain complex issues simply to jurors and others involved.
Certain issues are only allowed to be brought before a jury if an expert
witness is present to testify about that topic.
Regardless of the type of witness to your accident, statements from these
individuals can be a huge aspect of personal injury claims. Hiring an
experienced personal injury attorney ensures that you do not miss important
details, such as these. For a free consultation or information about Georgia
injury claims, call (770) 427-5498 today.