A witness to my car accident is refusing to testify in court. Do we have any options?


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Question:

A witness to my car accident is refusing to testify in court. Do we have any options?

Answer:

If you are having issues with accident witnesses and a witness you need to prove your case will not show up, you do have options. Your best option is to request that the court subpoena the witness. This means that the court issues a formal order that the witness show up in court. The witness will be served with papers and will be required to come to the court room on the requested date or else can face contempt of court charges.

Of course, if you have to force a witness to testify on your behalf, you may have problems when the witness actually gets to court. He'll have to comply with court orders and can't lie or perjure himself of course, but he may not be too willing to help you. Your lawyer may get permission or be able to question him as a hostile witness, which means the lawyer can ask more leading questions than otherwise allowed, but the situation still isn't a great one.

If you need help dealing with issues with accident witnesses, you should speak with an experienced car accident attorney. Your lawyer can help you to determine if the witness is likely to help or hurt your case and can help you identify the best course of action to take for dealing with the witness in that particular case. 

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