In the course of representing people who have been injured due to someone else's carelessness, it is often necessary to utilize the services of expert witnesses. An expert witness is someone who has scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge that help determine an issue that is in dispute.
For example, when the cause of an accident is being disputed (as is often done by insurance companies), an accident reconstruction expert can be employed. An accident reconstruction expert examines the physical evidence from the accident, reconstructs how the accident happened and determines what actually caused the accident.
In instances when the cause of one's injuries is being questioned by an insurance company (often, insurance companies claim that the injuries are pre-existing or not related to the accident), a medical expert (e.g. an orthopedic surgeon or neurologist) can be employed to conduct a physical examination of our client, to review medical records and to present an opinion on the cause of the injuries.
Other examples of expert witnesses are as follows:
- Life care planning expert, who can determine the cost of an injured person's future medical care.
- Vocational expert, who can determine whether or not the accident victim is able to perform the same type of work as before the accident, and if not, whether or not there are any other types of jobs available that the individual can perform.
- Economic expert, who can be utilized to calculate the present-day dollar value of the future losses to an injured person from the accident.
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