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Witnesses to car accidents play an important role when they see a serious collision, not only in helping to determine fault, but in saving lives.

Here are 4 ways they can help when they witness a devastating accident.

  1. Call 911: Even if you can’t stop to help, call 911. Be prepared to give the exact location of the accident.
  2. Help the victims: Unless the car is on fire do not move injured victims. If they can walk, guide them to a safe place.
  3. Gather evidence: It is imperative to preserve as much evidence as possible. Take photos and videos of the accident scene on behalf of the victims.
  4. Offer a statement to police: Statements based on what you saw can be extremely helpful when trying to prove negligence in a car accident case.

Third-party witnesses are valuable because they have no personal connection to the people involved in the accident and no financial interest in the case.

Anyone who saw a car accident can potentially be a witness in an insurance claim or lawsuit. An experienced San Fernando Valley car accident attorney can help you interview witnesses of the car crash and request their court appearance.

Goldberg Injury Lawyers | Northridge, CA
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