As the injured party, you will bear the burden of showing the other party caused the accident and the full extent of your damages. Expert witnesses can be useful in personal injury cases when important facts and issues are in dispute and can help explain complex information in a simpler manner.
Contact our legal team at Peter T. Nicholl Law Offices to schedule a free consultation. We often consult with expert witnesses on behalf of our clients to help build their case. We are prepared to review your situation and determine the legal options available to you.
An expert witness must meet certain criteria before he or she can be classified as such. This requires showing the following:
There are generally two classifications of witnesses: lay witnesses and expert witnesses. An expert witness has particular knowledge, skill, experience, training or education that make him or her qualified as an expert and a specialist in their field. A lay witness does not have these traits.
Lay witnesses are limited in the type of information they can provide in court, such as only information they know from their own perceptions. Unlike an expert witness, a lay witness cannot provide opinions of a scientific, technical or specialized nature.
There are several advantages to using expert witness testimony. Expert witnesses may provide useful insights and explanations of highly scientific or technical information. This can be useful when important information is in dispute in a case.
Expert witnesses help explain facts or issues involved in the case. They can make inferences based on the scientific techniques and theories they use. Additionally, they can summarize the key information involved in a particular issue, what the implications of the evidence are and how the results should be interpreted.
Some of the times when expert witness testimony may be most useful include:
If you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, an expert witness may be invaluable to your potential case. The Maryland personal injury lawyers at our firm are prepared to offer more information about using expert witness testimony during a free, no-obligation legal consultation. We charge no upfront fees and you only pay us if we help you recover compensation.