When you’ve been injured in a vehicle accident, your ability to receive compensation may depend on the testimony of expert witnesses. An expert witness can provide detailed information and analysis based on his professional experience.
Types of Expert Witnesses
There are many types of expert witnesses who can testify on your behalf depending on the circumstances of your case. These experts include:
- Accident reconstruction experts. Accident reconstruction experts can determine the sequence of events leading up to your collision and demonstrate that your injuries are a direct result of the vehicle accident. They use physical evidence and witness testimony to reconstruct the conditions surrounding the accident, including visibility limitations, collision force, and vehicle speed.
- Economists. If you’ve missed work due to an injury, an expert in economics can offer testimony regarding the earnings and benefits you’ve lost. He can also discuss the impact on your future earning potential due to the injuries you’ve sustained.
- Engineers. An engineer can offer testimony regarding the defective design of a vehicle or part in instances where that defect caused the vehicle to malfunction. He can also testify that a vehicle wasn’t properly maintained and explain that a lack of maintenance contributed to the accident.
- Medical experts. A medical professional can provide testimony regarding the severity of your injuries. He can also offer his opinions on probable recovery times and the long-term impact of your injuries on your health. A medical expert can discuss treatments you’re likely to need in the future, and he can explain the pain and suffering typically associated with your injuries.
- Transportation safety experts. An expert on highway safety can offer testimony regarding roadway conditions at the time of your collision.
- Mental health experts. A mental health professional can discuss the impact of your injuries on your emotional health and quality of life.
Expert Witnesses Are Often Necessary
Experienced professionals testifying on your behalf can enhance the credibility of your case and clarify the cause and extent of your injuries. To learn more, contact the Law Office of Ben Crittenden to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation.