A look at how witnesses can help you after a car accident

In the moments right after you have been hit in your car and are coming to terms with what has just happened, you may feel all sorts of emotions in varying intensities. Maybe you feel guilty, panicked, angry, shocked or confused. At Messer & Messer Law Offices in Florida, we are committed to helping victims of car accidents to overcome the situation that has caused them mental, emotional and physical anguish. 

Depending on where your car accident happened, chances are there were other motorists, pedestrians or even people in nearby businesses who witnessed what caused your vehicle to collide with another. These people are called witnesses and if they are willing and available to provide a credible statement, their accounts could be highly beneficial to your case. Sometimes, you may not remember exactly what happened or are experiencing such a high influx of emotions that you are confused and unable to make sense of how you got to where you are. 

Allstate Insurance suggests that you speak with witnesses if you have the chance and ask them what they saw. Documenting their names and basic contact information can come in handy if you need to request further assistance from them in the future in regards to your accident. You could even ask them to remain on the scene of the accident and provide an official statement to the responding authorities. If you have been injured and are unable to call for help or get out of your vehicle, witnesses may be instrumental in helping you to stay calm while assessing your injuries and providing assistance until first responders arrive on the scene. 

When you are aware of how witnesses can help you if you have been involved in a car accident, you may be able to acquire information from them to support your case. For more information, if you need help making a case, visit our web page.