Witness | CarAccidentHome.com

Call any time for a free evaluation


What does Witness mean?

The witness in either a criminal or civil trial has the responsibility to provide information to the jury so they can reach a verdict. Witnesses must tell the truth and provide information which is true based on their experience and knowledge. Witnesses may be called by the prosecution or the defense.

Expert witnesses may also be called by either party and can be used to provide specific knowledge or information based on their education, training, skill, or experience which can provide expert information about the facts or issues of the case.

Witnesses should take their time, make sure they understand the question before answering, and dress professionally. If they are presenting information for the defense or the prosecution they should be prepped for testimony by the appropriate lawyer. Common witnesses for a car accident can include: another driver, a pedestrian, a medical expert, bartender, victim, cab driver, character witness, forensic scientist, breath test administrator and passenger.

« Back to Glossary

Browse Car Accident Terms Alphabetically:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | U | V | W | ALL

Do You Need a Lawyer?

Complete the short form and attorney will review your case for FREE. Don't wait -- Get Help Today!

See How Much You're Owed in Compensation!

- Click the Button Below for Your FREE Evaluation -

Why Should I Get an Evaluation with Car Accident Home?

  • Get more money - Getting an estimate will help you know the true value of your claim.
  • Insurance companies will try to pay you less than your claim is worth - don't let them.
  • You'll have the option to speak with a real auto accident attorney in your area - for free!
  • You have nothing to lose! The evaluation is COMPLETELY FREE.