What happens if a witness refuses to give a statement?

One of the most important pieces of information in the investigation of an accident is a statement from any witnesses that may have seen the accident occur. However, what happens if the witness refuses to give a statement? Now, you are missing key evidence that proves that the other party was at fault in the accident. A statement from this person can completely make or break your lawsuit.

If there is no way that you will be able to win your case without this key piece of evidence, you may have options. You do not want to miss out on thousands of dollars of potential compensation that you may be entitled to. One of your most viable options may be to subpoena the witness to give a statement. With a subpoena of information, the witness will be legally required to provide the person conducting the investigation with what they saw at the time of the accident.

In the event that you were in an accident and the person who witnessed it refuses to give a statement, it may be in your best interest to have your personal injury attorney subpoena the witness. Having an experienced personal injury attorney to assist you in this difficult situation can make a huge difference in the compensation you receive.

Contact a New York premises liability injury lawyer at Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, P.C. with any questions you may have about your legal rights or to schedule a free case consultation and evaluation. Even more than Brooklyn premise liability attorneys, we consider ourselves client counselors. 

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