The Role of Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases

The Role of Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury cases can be highly complicated, and to prove one’s claims regarding the full extent of damages suffered, sometimes expert witnesses are necessary. The job of an expert witness is to use their proficiency in a particular subject area and their specialized insight to provide more information on different aspects of a case.

Expert witnesses can be used against a claimant to support a defendant, and they can also be used by a claimant to strengthen their case. If your case goes to court, and the use of expert witnesses would be beneficial, your attorney at Fulgencio Law has the network and resources to select the right individuals to support your case and win the most compensation possible for your damages. 

What Expert Witnesses Do

The Role of Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury CasesWhen a negligent party harms you, and you file a personal injury claim, you can include the damages that you suffered as a result of the incident. These may include medical expenses, missed time away from work, pain and suffering, or property damages. It is dependent upon you, as the claimant, to show that it is likely that the party you file your claim against had a duty to you, violated that duty, an accident resulted, and damages were suffered. 

The testimony of an expert witness can help you with that legal burden you have to get the compensation you need. An expert witness can speak to how an accident happened and provide useful evidence to support their assessment. An expert witness may also testify to the extent of one’s harm, the depth of suffering in the future, and the prognosis for the extent of recovery that is possible. All of this information can not only place liability more clearly, but also detail the need for full compensation.

It is essential that experts who are used have specialized training and experience to qualify for such a role and provide their official opinions. As a result, examples of expert witnesses include:

  • Doctors
  • Accident reconstructionists
  • Financial professionals
  • Engineers
  • Vocational professionals

Expert witnesses add extra information and introduce supplemental factors in a case that can help a judge or jury understand more easily how an accident happened and how it affected a victim. Also, what these individuals have to say is usually taken seriously, and because of this, an expert witness can interject a significant amount of credibility to a personal injury case.

Speak with an Attorney at Fulgencio Law Today

If your case will be seen in front of a judge and/or jury, there are no guarantees on the results and the outcome. Although civil cases, like personal injury suits, require a lower standard to be successful in court than criminal cases, it is essential to be persuasive. As a result, having as much supporting evidence as possible is critical for securing the most optimal outcome with maximum recovery. Expert witnesses can elevate a claim and help victims get the total amount of financial compensation they are entitled to.

For help with your personal injury claim in Florida, please call the Tampa personal injury attorneys at Fulgenio Law at (813) 463-0123 to schedule your free consultation.

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