Hit-and-Run Driver Kills OKC Bicyclist
After striking a bicycle rider, a negligent driver dragged 31-year-old Chad Epley for about ten blocks.
That business owner alerted employees to have the surveillance footage ready for review “because it was a pretty crazy accident.”
An attorney is more than an effective courtroom advocate.
Additional Witness Statements: Some people don’t like to talk to police officers. But they will tell a personal injury attorney about the things they saw and heard. Even if they only saw part of the crash, their testimony can be critical.
Nearby Surveillance Video: Unless a security, red light, or other camera caught the whole thing on tape; most first responders may not review it. But nearby surveillance video from several blocks away can be just as valuable.
Inquiring at Local Body Shops: Some business owners do not like talking to police officers either. But these individuals are usually willing to help a personal injury attorney obtain compensation for a victim.
Investigation and advocacy skills also come into play if the tortfeasor (negligent driver) is not found. Most victims can file claims against their own insurance companies in these situations. Like a traditional negligence claim, alternate insurance claims rely on evidence. Advocacy is important as well. There are some procedural differences between a trial and an insurance company arbitration.