Are witnesses important in New York spinal injury cases?

In spinal injury cases, witnesses are particularly important because these types of injuries often times have drastic effects on a person's life. For example, if a person can no longer walk, or can only walk in a very limited way, or cannot take care of their normal duties that they used to do, or requires special assistance with personal needs, then it's important for witnesses to be able to tell a jury how the person was before, and how they are after, and what the changes are. Especially with spinal injuries that may result in problems, personal issues with bathroom needs and so forth, it is very important to have the significant other, the spouse, to describe to the jury all the impact of that. That's a very important role in a spinal injury case.