None of us ever expect to be involved in a vehicle accident or expect to witness an accident, either. It is possible for accident witnesses to experience trauma as well. You may have seen a fatal or very serious accident, tried to help injured victims, called 911 and applied first aid while waiting for the police. It is definitely possible for a witness to experience intense emotional distress and grief.
Witnesses often serve as first responders for first aid and CPR, but they are also important observers of the accident and its possible cause. Law enforcement accident investigators count on witness statements to contribute valuable information to their accident reports, and to help determine the cause of the crash.
At The Advocates, we believe that anyone who is courageous enough to step up and help at the scene of an accident should be acknowledged and thanked. It’s not an easy thing to do. The information you provide about what you saw can help the victims of the accident and their families. That same information can also be helpful to their attorneys handling their claims and cases, and to the highway patrol or law enforcement who are investigating the crash.
Thank you from the attorneys and staff at The Advocates.