Personal Injury Law
Personal Injury Law Questions? Ask Personal Injury Lawyers.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: This is general information for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. No specific course of action is proposed herein, and no attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by speaking to an expert on this site. By continuing, you confirm that you understand and agree to these terms.
I would recommend against this. The federal antigratuity law, makes it a crime to “corruptly give, offer, or promise anything of value to any person...with intent to influence [that person’s] testimony under oath...[in] a trial, hearing, or other proceeding.” On the other hand, the statute makes clear that Sections 201(b) and (c) do not prohibit “the payment...of witness fees provided by law” or “the payment...of the reasonable cost of travel and subsistence incurred and the reasonable value of time lost in attendance at any such trial, hearing or proceeding....”
I believe you would playing a dangerous game promising a portion of your settlement to any of these potential witnesses.