Can I File a Claim Without an Accident Witness?July 5, 2017
You were involved in a car accident, and you don’t have a witness to the crash. Can you still bring a claim in California? Well, the answer to that question is, “Most definitely, yes!” Just because you don’t have one eyewitness doesn’t mean the crash did not occur.
A lawsuit can be filed on your behalf, and discovery – the process where we learn about the case – can be commenced. We can depose the other driver. We can look at the other driver’s car. We can compare the paint transfers on that driver’s car to the paint transfers on your vehicle. We can look at the street and see if there is any skid marks or any physical evidence at the scene. So, in short, the fact that you don’t have a single eyewitness in your favor does not necessarily preclude you from bringing a claim, as the evidence can show that the accident, in fact, did occur.