We rely on experts all the time in our everyday life. We rely on dental experts to clean our teeth and fix cavities, we rely on automobile experts to fix our cars when something goes wrong, and we rely on lawyers when we need some legal assistance. But us lawyers rely on experts too! When relevant to a case, we rely on expert witnesses to help strengthen our client’s case and get them the largest award possible. Here’s a closer look at why an expert witness can make or break your personal injury case.
Expert Witness in Personal Injury Cases
An expert witness is someone who has high-level knowledge in a specific field that is relevant to your injury case. For example, a doctor is probably the most common expert witness we call in personal injury cases. Doctors have an expert-level understanding of the body, specific types of injuries and how an injury or accident could cause certain physical impairments. Other types of expert witnesses include:
- Accident Reconstruction Experts
- Mental Health Experts
- Manufacturing Experts
- Economics Experts
These are just a few of the experts we commonly call on to piece together your injury claim, but their presence and testimony is very important because it helps to:
Sway the Judge or Jury – Many cases come down to he said-she said arguments between the claimant and the defendant, so testimony from an expert can typically help sway the case in your direction.
Prove Negligence – There may be no doubt about your physical injuries, but there may be some questions as to who is at fault. An accident reconstruction expert or similar expert can help show why the other party was at fault for your injuries.
Strength Through Impartiality – Lawyers for both the injured party and the defendant will pitch their stories of events, but the judge or jury will likely take those versions with a grain of salt. The impartial expert’s version is typically viewed as much more credible, and can really help to strengthen your case.
So if you’ve been injured and need help strengthening your case, reach out to the experienced lawyers at Hey Workers. We can reach out to expert witnesses who can verify your version of events. To learn more about expert witnesses or how we handle personal injury cases, reach out to our firm today.