When Do You Need an Expert Witness?
When Do You Need an Expert Witness?

As the injured party in an auto accident case, you are responsible for proving that the accident caused your injuries. Additionally, you must prove that the injuries resulted in damages for which you should be compensated. In some cases, you might need an expert witness to help you prove those things.

What is an Expert Witness?

Expert witnesses are professionals in their fields who have specific technical or scientific knowledge pertinent to your case. They might be medical experts, mental health experts, accident reconstruction experts, economic experts, or others. They are credible professionals whose testimony can help validate your claims for the jury.

How Can an Expert Witness Help My Case?

If you reach a point in your personal injury case where your accident or injury is being disputed, it might be time to introduce an expert witness. For instance, perhaps the defendant is arguing that a rear-end crash did not cause your spinal injury. An expert witness on spinal injuries might confirm that the force of the accident did indeed cause these injuries. You might also need an expert witness to testify to how an injury will cause future damages. If your traumatic brain injury will likely affect your ability to remember things and perform certain tasks in the future, your witness can confirm this for the jury.

Many personal injury cases do not require expert witnesses in order to reach a settlement. However, in cases where the validity of the injury and the damages incurred from it are in question, it can be vital to have an expert witness provide the facts about the situation.

“Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you decide during the course of your case whether an expert witness would be a wise choice,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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