If you’re considering filing a wrongful death claim, you’ll want to know what the most important piece of evidence you can have is. Read here to find out.

Witnesses Are Key in Wrongful Death Cases

Perhaps your husband was killed in a car accident on I5 or your mother died because of a doctor’s error at one of the hospitals in Seattle. Whatever the reason, you want justice for the untimely and unnecessary death of your loved one. The way you are choosing to get this is by filing a wrongful death claim.

In order to win your case, you’ll need to prove that the death was caused by negligence or the misconduct of another person or people. Typically, this information is given by witness testimony.

The Importance of Witnesses

Along with medical records and police reports, witnesses are key when attempting to prove fault in a wrongful death case. Witnesses are so important because they are valuable in a variety of ways.

  • Witnesses testify to exactly what they saw or heard relating to the death, which can help you to prove your case. Their testimony is far more gripping and compelling than anything written in a file or report.
  • Expert witnesses are often used in complicated wrongful death cases related to product liability, and product and workplace safety. Their expertise in the subject often grabs the judge or jury members and helps them to see your side of the story.

The Defendant Will Likely Use Witnesses As Well

The trouble with the effectiveness of witnesses is that both sides typically use them. As helpful as they are to proving your case, they can do the same for the defense. This is where having the help of experienced lawyer on your side is vital. An attorney can find ideal witnesses that may help to win your case, and can try to discredit the defense’s witnesses, or prove that they are wrong. Attempting to fight this battle alone or with a subpar legal team will only end in disaster.

Let Us Help You

The Andrew Kim Law Firm wants to help right those who have been wronged. Contact us today to learn how we have helped others in the Seattle area win their wrongful death cases, and how we may be able to do the same for you.