Auto Accidents

How Witness Statements Support Your Car Accident Claim


In a lawsuit, the odds are stacked in your favor if you have enough evidence to exonerate yourself from blame. Car crash claims and cases are no different. The more witnesses you have on your side, the easier it is to show that you are not legally responsible for the crash. In fact, testimony presented at the court could make or break your case. But, how important is to have witness statements to support your case if you get sued for a car accident? A personal injury explains. Witness Statements Can Support Your Claim of Innocence Witness statements made at the court can reduce or eliminate accusations that you are to blame for the accident. Among other things, witness recollections can help determine the positions of the vehicle, the speed of one or both of the cars at the at time of the accident and statements made by onlookers soon…

Auto Accidents

What Are Your Legal Options When Hit By a Drunk Driver?


It is relatively easy to sue successfully a driver who causes an accident while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. As a matter of fact, assuming that the police have already determined that the at-fault driver was drunk, all you need to do is file a personal injury against the motorist and hope everything plays out in your favor.   There is a little twist, however, if you reside in a no-fault state. Your quest for compensation may not be as easy, and you need to be well acquainted with your legal options before filing a claim. When hit by a driver who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, here is what you ought to know. Filing an Insurance Claim is Always a Better Option For starters, if you live in a no-fault state, the law prohibits you from taking legal action against a negligent motorist unless your…