Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyer: Using Expert Witnesses For Significant Injury Cases

December 21st, 2018

In personal injury cases, witnesses provide important evidence towards winning your case.  While “fact witnesses” may testify concerning firsthand knowledge of the facts surrounding a personal injury such as a car accident or slip-and-fall accidents, Rhode Island and Massachusetts law also permits “expert testimony” under certain circumstances.  At the Bottaro Law Firm, we have the experience and resources to hire best experts in a variety of fields to help win your case!

What Is An Expert Witness?

An expert witness is a professional who has specific technical and/or specific knowledge in a particular subject area.  Provided your personal injury lawyer follows the correct procedures, expert witnesses may be admitted to testify concerning their opinions on matters that may require specialized knowledge to assist the fact finder such as a jury.

Expert witnesses are used to make a determination on key issues involved in a case. With their special knowledge, their testimony can help a personal injury attorney immensely.

Different Types of Expert Witnesses

There are two general categories of expert witnesses, consulting experts and testifying experts. A consulting expert may be enlisted to explain facts and issues that are shown in the case, but they do not testify in court.

On the other hand, a testifying expert is used to articulate and objective opinion and provides a testimony that will assist the personal injury attorney in the courtroom.

There are other, more specific types of expert witnesses for different types of claims. An engineering expert can testify about improperly structured building for a premises liability case, or how roadways were bit maintained efficiently.

When a personal injury case is against a manufacturer and their product, a manufacturing expert can testify. They can discuss how a particular automotive part or other product was defective, leading to a personal injury. Economic experts can be especially used when proving the impact of lost wages, providing a testimony about the economic impact of the accident on the victim.

Our Experience With Expert Witnesses After A Personal Injury Can Help You Win Your Case!

Many serious personal injury cases do not require expert witnesses. But, in certain cases, a person could receive a number of benefits by retaining an expert witness. With their specific knowledge, experts can provide an objective opinion through an analysis of the case, which would provide more credibility to the claim.

Additionally, with expert testimonies given in court that are backed by training, education, and objectivity, juries and judges may be swayed towards a beneficial outcome for your case.

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