In this issue
- Why YOU should contact witnesses before
- How to get information from your
- How to present witness information to the
- What format to use to give your witness
the most credibility
Hello!! Welcome to the January edition of
Settlement Central’s Newsletter. We are pleased to share this
newsletter with you, as our business is helping people get
satisfactory settlements for their personal injury claims.
In this issue, we will discuss why witnesses
can be essential in providing credibility to your injury claim.
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wonderful, and safe, new year!
Witnesses can be an essential aid in presenting
your case. The purposes of witness statements are numerous but
basically, they can be summarized in the following one or two main
areas: They support either your version of what occurred
during/after the accident, or your assessment of damages resulting
from the accident.
If you are handling your insurance claim
yourself, it is your responsibility to gather witness statements.
You can present the information to the insurance adjuster, gathered
from your witnesses in several ways:
You can cite what the witness would say in your conversation or
letter to the insurance adjuster giving him the name or contact
information for the witness should he wish to follow up.
You can prepare a quick handwritten note for the witness to sign
and either cite that for the insurance adjuster or photocopy it
and present it with your claim.
You can speak with the witness and prepare a letter for her/him to
sign to be included with your demand package.
You can prepare a formal declaration or certified statement, made
under penalty of perjury of the laws of your state, with a caption
format (even if you are not in litigation) and include that with
your materials as something, which carries the same weight as
actual testimony. This would be our recommendation to you as
it gives the most credible weight to your witnesses testimony of
For more free
information on handling witness, including why you should contact
witnesses before the adjuster, and how to get information from your
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