Importance of Witnesses After an Accident

Accidents are stressful. Whether you were in a car accident, bitten by a dog, or you were injured slipping and falling, you probably have a lot of pressing matters to settle. You may have climbing medical costs, property damage, or settlement negotiations in addition to your already busy life.

Hopefully, this is the first time you have experienced an accident like this. Regardless, the last thing you need on top of all this is the person who wronged you, denying liability. A liability dispute can significantly delay settlement negotiations with the insurance company.

There are ways to combat this and ensure you are not found partially at fault due to someone else’s negligence:

The full Accident Checklist can be found here.

Who Can Be a Witness?

Accident witnesses can be effective weapons against the insurance company in a liability dispute. It is important to find out, at the time of the accident, if anyone around you saw what happened. Witnesses could include:

  • Other drivers on the road if a car accident
  • People walking by when the accident happened
  • Individuals who did not see, but heard objects falling or screeching tires

If there are witnesses, make sure to ask them for their names, contact information, and whether or not they would be willing to testify on your behalf. The legal process scares some people, so it might be helpful to remind them you only want their information to help you verify your liability with the insurance company.

We Will Fight the Liability

At Bergener Mirejovsky, we have seen the difference a credible witness can make in a claim. We have seen an insurance company previously denying liability then accept it after hearing a witness testimony.

If you find yourself in an accident with a liability dispute, your most effective recourse is to contact an experienced and uncompromising personal injury attorney. The accident attorneys at Bergener Mirejovsky have successfully righted hundreds of liability disputes for our clients. We fight relentlessly to make sure our clients are treated fairly by the insurance company.

Your health should be your top priority after an accident. A liability dispute will add an unnecessary layer of stress. Let us take that layer of stress and do the heavy lifting for you. After all you’ve been through, the last thing you need is a fight.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-881-2021. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your claim. We can get you the care you need and the compensation you deserve.


That means we charge you nothing unless we reach a successful settlement of your claim. If we don’t get you compensated for your damages, you don’t pay us a dime.