When another driver runs a stop sign or otherwise acts carelessly, and you suffer an injury as a result, it can often seem like an open and shut case. But in most instances, it’s critical to the success of your claim that you bring in expert witnesses. Here are some of the expert witnesses that can be instrumental in conveying all the necessary information to a judge and jury.
Accident Reconstruction Specialists
An accident reconstruction specialist, usually an engineer, will typically visit the scene of the crash, looking for evidence that allows him or her to determine exactly how the accident happened. This expert will measure skid marks, look for gouges or abnormalities in the pavement or roadway, and examine the damage done to both vehicles. In many instances, this expert can then prepare a graphic or even an animation that shows the jury what happened.
The medical expert will review all medical records and typically conduct a medical examination, identifying all the injuries sustained as a result of the crash. This expert will testify regarding both the injuries already suffered and the short and long-term consequences of those injuries. He or she will tell the judge and jury what medical issues you can expect to experience in the future, as well as what types of medical treatment will be necessary, and for how long.
Financial or Economics Expert
This expert will help the judge and jury understand the full financial impact of the accident on you. The economics expert will calculate lost wages, unreimbursed medical expenses, the value of any pain and suffering, loss of companionship or consortium, property damage and any other costs incurred as a result of the accident.
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