Is an expert necessary? Englewood personal injury lawyer, D.J. Banovitz can review your case to evaluate whether an expert witness is necessary for your claim. Such evidence may be needed to build a stronger case, especially if the claim ends up in a courtroom.
Role of an Expert Witness in a Personal Injury Claim
An expert witness can provide knowledge in a particular field or subject related to your case. The experience, training, education and skills of an expert can further substantiate what your lawyer is attempting to prove or demonstrate, thus benefiting your case.
The expert witness may investigate, review and analyze the facts and circumstances of your case. Based on this and other information, he or she will provide an expert opinion. This may be helpful disproving the other side or boosting credibility on your side.
Types of Expert Witnesses
There are numerous types of expert witnesses that can be used in a personal injury claim. One of the more common witnesses is a medical expert who can testify as to the severity and extent of an individual’s injuries. In addition, medical experts can provide information regarding the causes of injuries or medical conditions, estimated recovery time, testify to the likely impact on an individual’s lifestyle, and more.
Other expert witnesses who may be called upon in a personal injury case include a(n):
- law enforcement official;
- accident reconstruction professional;
- financial professional;
- forensic scientist/analyst; and
- product developer.
An expert witness isn’t suddenly called to the stand. His or her testimony is provided during the discovery process. Before the trial even begins, both sides are aware of the information that will be provided.
Consulting with an Englewood Personal Injury Lawyer
Evidence comes in many forms. In addition to an expert witness, your case may require statements from witnesses to the accident or from an accident report. Photographs, medical records and other types of documentation may also be helpful in establishing your personal injury claim.
With so much time involved in collecting evidence, don’t delay your case any longer than necessary. Get the ball rolling by calling Englewood personal injury lawyer, D.J. Banovitz at 303-300-5060. The sooner you schedule a consultation, the more time you and your lawyer will have to build a solid case. You may prepare for your case by ordering our FREE injury guide, 7 Costly Mistakes that Can Ruin Your Colorado Injury Case.