If your personal injury case goes to trial, the outcome could rest on one of the most important aspects of that case: Having the right expert witness. They can be the difference between a total dismissal and winning your case. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we have experience with the best expert witnesses and can ensure that your case is argued as aggressively as possible.
To learn more about what an expert witness is and how they can help you, keep reading. Then reach out to us at 800-333-0000 if you are ready for a free legal consultation from an experienced personal injury attorney in Bakersfield CA.
The definition of an expert witness
Put simply, an expert witness is a person how is a specialist in their profession. They have training, knowledge, experience, education, or some combination of these into a specific subject and they can be called on I various cases to back up claims.
There are certain cases in which expert witnesses are more important
An expert witness could be used in any personal injury case but they are most often used in cases in which there are no unbiased eyewitnesses. For example, an accident reconstructionist can look at the evidence surrounding a car accident and determine how it happened.
Expert witnesses exist in many sectors
The type of expert witness needed for a particular case will depend on the specifics of the case. For example, we may call on an economist or vocational expert in the event the victim of an accident has missed time from work. The economist would be most useful if we needed to determine lost wages and future lost income, while a vocational expert is most useful for clients who may no longer have the ability to hold their same job and / or duties after the accident.
A healthcare provider may be called to testify about the injuries a person has sustained and the likelihood for long-term symptoms. They can testify about permanent injuries like spinal cord injuries regarding whether the victim will need future medical procedures, what their long-term pain is likely to be, and other factors.
You need the right expert witness
Even if a person is qualified within their profession, that does not mean they are going to be an excellent expert witness. For example, a person can be the best in their field but unable to explain the fact in an easy-to-understand way that a jury could understand. The purpose of the expert witness is more than just offering data – they need to be able to explain it to those who need the information.
No matter the type of accident you have been involved in, an expert witness may help you win your case. To learn more about your legal options, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free case evaluation.