The Role of Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury Trials

The Role of Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury Trials

The outcome of a personal injury trial is dependent on which side is making the most compelling argument and has the most persuasive evidence. Personal injury cases can use a plethora of evidence, including expert witnesses, to argue their positions.

If you were injured in an unintentional injury accident in Florida, then you may want to file a lawsuit in the hopes of being financially compensated for your losses. You may be able to do this. A Tampa personal injury attorney at Fulgencio Law can review your injury accident and discuss what options you may have to file a legal suit.

Using Expert Witnesses

The Role of Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury TrialsEvidence that may be presented in an injury trial could include video footage, pictures, one’s medical documentation, repair bills, and more. Expert witness testimony may also be used.

An expert witness is a person who has a background, in-depth knowledge, and a thorough understanding of a particular subject area. For example, an eye doctor, or ophthalmologist may know how to conduct an eye exam and determine if a condition or disease persists, and when this is true, understand the best way to treat it. By contrast, an ophthalmologist may have no idea about how to inspect a bridge and determine if it is sound or not.

An expert witness can be an engineer, occupational therapist, accident reconstructionist, physicist, medical doctor, or any other individual with specific knowledge about a subject. When you go to trial your attorney will be looking at your entire case and will be collecting as much evidence as possible to support it. If your attorney believes that an expert witness could be helpful for your case, he/she will advise you on who should be used.

In a personal injury case, an expert witness can provide believable and trustworthy information that can support a suit. For instance, let’s say that you were injured in a Florida car accident. You may have pictures and your own account of how the accident happened, but then, the other side may also have their own pictures and account of what took place. Here, with the use of a professional accident reconstructionist as an expert witness, your story of how the accident occurred may be better confirmed and more likely than the other party’s. This can help you not only win your case but secure the highest amount of compensation from it.

The opinion of an expert witness can add a level of credibility and plausibility to your case. Since the burden of proof is by a preponderance of the evidence, you only have to make the judge and jury believe that what you are saying could have happened. Remember, a personal injury case is not a criminal case. The standard to achieve success is much lower than a criminal case which is beyond a reasonable doubt, or, that there is no possible way any other explanation could be true.

Call Fulgencio Law Today

Litigation can be complicated. If your personal injury case is going to trial, you can call Fulgencio Law at (813) 463-0123 to schedule your free consultation. When you come into Fulgencio Law, you will be able to review your case with an experienced attorney.

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