If the parties to a personal injury claim are unable to settle outside of the courtroom, the case will be tried before a judge. When each party presents their case, they will use a variety of evidence to support their side. Evidence may include the testimonies of expert witnesses, the presentation of medical bills, or eye witness accounts. Hearsay, however, will not be allowed in the courtroom.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, contact the Stevens Point personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 for a free case evaluation.
In order for a statement to be considered hearsay, it must concern an accident that the speaker was not actually present for. An example would be if two people are talking about a car accident, and Person A says, “The red car hit the blue one from behind” even though he or she was not there to witness the collision. Even if the statement is true, it may not be used as evidence in the courtroom. Only an eye witness may testify about the events of an accident.
If you have been injured in an accident and you think another party is to blame, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. Contact the Stevens Point personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to discuss the details of your case. Call 800-242-2874 to schedule a free initial consultation to determine your legal options.