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Can expert witnesses improve your accident and injury claim?

On Behalf of | May 10, 2023 | Personal Injury

Most motor vehicle accident and injury cases are settled outside the legal system. However, should you need to consider a lawsuit to obtain compensation for your harm, such witnesses can add strength to your claim.

Even if you anticipate no trouble getting a fair settlement, discovering the advantages expert witnesses can offer is a good idea. That way, you are prepared if you ultimately decide to sue the at-fault driver or an insurance company.

What is the purpose of expert witnesses?

According to Federal Rules of Evidence, “scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge” helps judges understand the associated evidence and other details unique to the situation. Expert witness testimony can show judges the many ways a car accident harmed the victim.

What witnesses should you consider?

It depends on what you hope to prove. For example, if you want to show that the other driver was 100% at fault for the crash, you might consider a forensic accident investigator. If proving your injuries will affect you for a long time or forever, a medical expert could help.

You can also drill down on specific issues by engaging experts who have specialized knowledge of the injury you suffered. For instance, those suffering from severe brain trauma could seek testimony from an expert on brain injuries.

How do you know if you need expert witnesses?

As mentioned, most New Mexico car accident claims find resolution without going to court. A review of your case by a legal professional can help you decide if you need to file a lawsuit and hire expert witnesses. Chances are that experienced legal guidance can help you obtain fair compensation without litigation.