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Securing Witnesses After a Rochester Personal Injury

The Importance of Securing Witnesses After a Rochester Personal Injury

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Selected as a Best Attorney of America and American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, and His Team of Diligent Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Proudly Recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, Work Relentlessly to Build the Strongest Possible Cases for Victims Severely Injured in Accidents in Rochester, New York, throughout Monroe County, and Beyond.


Securing Witnesses After a Rochester Personal InjuryRegardless of whether you fall in a grocery store, get bit by a dog, or get hit by a pizza delivery car, the importance of having witnesses cannot be overemphasized. Bystanders who may have witnessed your accident, such as family, friends, or even random strangers, can help support your injury claim. Observers can provide another account to confirm your version of events. Without a witness, it could end up being your word against the word of the negligent party. For instance, if you hit a truck driver who failed to yield the right-of-way at a four-way stop sign, he may try to claim that he had the right-of-way. However, witness testimony may reveal that you reached a complete stop while the trucker ran the stop sign. Your word and your witnesses against the negligent truckers would make your case considerably more convincing, especially in front of a jury.

A witness’s role is to explain exactly what they observed in the incident at issue. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite attorneys refuse to accept anything less than your case is worth and realize that both witness statements and testimony could be essential to obtaining the compensation that you deserve. Our battle-tested negotiators are highly experienced at using observer’s statements to secure six and seven-figure settlements from insurance companies and negligent parties. Nevertheless, when insurance adjusters refuse to offer a reasonable settlement, our leading litigators are always prepared to fight in court. At trial, victims carry the burden of proving that a defendant should be held liable, and even the smallest details provided by onlookers could serve as the foundation for our seasoned litigator’s winning argument.

The truth is that pursuing your lawsuit may be one of the most crucial endeavors that you have ever engaged in. Choosing a law firm with a first-rate reputation for obtaining massive settlements and jury verdicts will force defense lawyers to take your case seriously. Accepted as a Best Law Firm of America and repeatedly honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, our magnificent law firm will battle to obtain the best outcome for your injuries and resulting losses. The Dietrich Law Firm’s unbeatable success rate comes from a combination of our immense legal expertise and painstaking level of preparation. Our veteran team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at (585) 939-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. The best part is that you can hire the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s top rated team without paying any upfront or out-of-pocket fees. You have nothing to lose by scheduling your free, no-obligation case evaluation today.

How Witnesses Can Impact Your Accident Claim

Securing Witnesses After a Rochester Personal InjuryAlmost every veteran personal injury attorney will agree that accident claims can be extremely complicated, and liability is rarely crystal clear. The party whose carelessness caused your injury is unlikely to admit fault. It is more plausible for defense lawyers to try and deny fault or even shift the blame to you. In lawsuits where the liability is contested, having witness testimony can easily make or break the case. A highly experienced attorney knows how to use onlookers to prove a defendant’s liability as well as defend you against any possible counterclaims. Therefore, observers often play a significant role in ensuring that negligent or reckless parties are held responsible for their actions. Some key benefits that witnesses can help provide are listed below:

  1. Spectators help provide an overview of events as they happened;
  2. Eyewitnesses may possess crucial insight and details that you lack;
  3. Onlookers typically observe accidents from different vantage points;
  4. Observers are often more convincing to juries, especially when the witness is someone you did not know before the accident;
  5. When determining whether to pursue a claim, it is important to know how bystanders perceived the accident unfold;
  6. A credible witness on your behalf can help refute any witnesses testifying for the defendant;
  7. The testimony of an eyewitness could help strengthen circumstantial evidence; and
  8. The particulars provided by onlookers may offer valuable clues on where to focus our investigation, uncover multiple parties to blame, and help our experts reconstruct the accident more accurately.

DID YOU, OR A RELATIVE, SUFFER GRAVE INJURIES IN AN ACCIDENT CAUSED BY ANOTHER’S NEGLIGENCE IN ROCHESTER, MONROE COUNTY OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS ELITE AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF ROCHESTER, NEW YORK PERSONAL INJURY ACCIDENT LAWYERS AT (585) 939-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Effectively Gathering Witnesses’ Contact Information

Personal injury accidents generally involve devastating injuries and other damages that must be adequately proven by a practiced attorney. Your attorneys have to be able to get in touch with onlookers as soon as possible. This is because memories tend to fade and witnesses may obscure or even forget vital details. Not to mention, finding other witnesses only becomes more difficult the longer you wait. The earlier that you hire the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., the sooner our battle-tested attorneys can begin collecting decisive evidence, contacting key bystanders, and building the most persuasive case.

Whenever possible, remember to obtain the names, phone numbers, and emails of onlookers at the scene. Even if a bystander did not see what occurred, they might recall essential facts to confirm your story. Observers typically have details in addition to the specifics provided by victims. The more information that you have to support your credibility, the stronger it will make your case. In case your injuries were too severe to gather witnesses’ contact information, it is important to contact a veteran personal injury attorney immediately.

At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our Rochester, New York, battle-tested attorneys know exactly how to find bystanders, the types of witnesses you need, and the significance of having witnesses to support your claim. We specialize in gathering and preparing witnesses so that your case ends with a favorable result. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. more than $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to resolve his clients’ cases. Our elite Rochester personal injury attorneys are available 24/7 at (585) 939-3939 or by completing the online consultation form. Please call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. now to schedule a complimentary case consultation so that we can secure spectators and evaluate their credibility. If you would like more information on collecting information to support your case, please contact our select lawyers. After all, you never know whether a minor detail provided by an eyewitness will be able to change the outcome of your case.


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (585) 939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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