Expert witness testimony is some of the best testimony you can have on your side when you are involved in a personal injury case. An expert witness is someone who is qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, and training. They usually have a scientific or technical knowledge dealing with the injury or accident at hand and can give some of the best testimony in the field to help you. As an accident victim, you and your attorney will sit and consider if having an expert witness is one of the best methods to use in your case, and if the additional cost is worth the testimony.
The Various Types of Expert Witnesses
There are two different types of witnesses you may use in your case: a consulting witness or a testifying expert. A consulting expert will explain key issues and the facts in your case, while a testifying expert will actually provide testimony in front of a judge based on what they have knowledge in. In personal injury cases, you are most likely to find expert witnesses in the medical and health industry. There are many more experts, such as those who will testify when you have been injured by a roadway that was not maintained properly, or those who will show that a particular automotive part was defective and caused your injuries. Every single one of these witnesses could be vital to your case in some way.
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Am I Required to Have an Expert Witness?
Expert witnesses are not required in a personal injury case. However, there are many benefits of having an expert witness, such as in automotive accidents, slip and falls, product liability cases, and more. There is greater credibility through using an expert witness. Find out how you can use an expert witness by calling us today. At Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi, we will help you handle your claim with the help of an experienced attorney who understands the laws regarding your case.