8 Questions To Ask After A Car Accident
After a car accident, it is important to know what questions to ask any witnesses right away, while the event is still fresh in their memory. Asking these eight car accident questions after a wreck will help you identify the best witnesses to the accident and it helps to reinforce the chain of events in the witness’s mind. Waiting too long after an accident to locate and question witnesses can allow important details to slip away. These are the eight questions to ask witnesses after a car accident.
Questions to Ask Witnesses After a Car Wreck
1. Where Were You When the Accident Occurred?
It is important to understand what point of view the witness had. Ask them how far away they were from the accident, determine if any obstructions limited their view.
2. Who Was With You?
This is a good way to identify other possible witnesses. Other witnesses may have a different perspective on what happened. Getting as many details as possible will give a clearer picture of the events.
3. What Were the Weather Conditions at the Time of the Accident?
Weather conditions can change very dramatically over a short period of time. Weather conditions may also play a large role in the event of an accident.
4. What Details of the Crash Are You Able to Recall?
While they recount the events of the accident from their perspective, have them elaborate on factors like whether the vehicles were speeding or swerving. Often, witnesses do not even realize how important a minor factor might be or that they recall it.
5. Who Got Out of Their Vehicle First and What Was Said?
If witnesses were close enough to determine who was the first party out of their car they may have been close enough to determine what if anything was said between the accident parties.
6. Do You Personally Know the Parties Involved?
Witnesses should have an unbiased perspective if possible to ensure they are honest about the events.
7. Did You Have a Clear View? What Distractions Were Present?
What was the witness doing when the accident occurred? Were they on the phone? Any distractions that might have drawn the attention away from the accident should be identified and evaluated to determine how they affected the witness’s account.
8. Are You Willing to Sign a Written Statement and Provide Your Contact Information?
If the witness’s statement needs to be clarified or elaborated on, you or your attorney must be able to contact them.
If you have been in a car accident, you should seek the advice of a legal professional. In West Palm Beach, Florida, Casas Law has answers to your car accident questions. West Palm Beach Car Accident Attorneys, contact us today and fill out a free consultation form.
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