How Could an Expert Witness Help Your Personal Injury Case?

Not all personal injury cases require the help of expert witnesses but they can be helpful in many different cases. Keep reading to learn more about how they may help your case. If you have not yet chosen a personal injury attorney, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.

You May Need an Expert Witness to Testify About the Accident

One of the most common types of expert witnesses needed is an accident reconstruction expert. They have years of experience and knowledge in physics, engineering, and other topics that enables them to recreate the way the accident happened and what happened as a result of the accident. They will consider the type, size, and weight of all vehicles. They will determine the angles and speed at which they collided. They will consider the weather and road conditions.

At the end of the day, this expert’s testimony can give the jury a clear idea of what happened. This is especially important in a car accident in which the argument is basically one person’s word against another’s. The reconstruction expert can provide facts that give the jury an idea of the truth of a case – not just one person’s memory against another’s.

Medical Experts Can Help Prove Your Injuries and Your Pain Levels

If you have a simple injury, such as a broke bone, then the judge and jury may understand it easily enough. However, for more complex injuries such as traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries, they may not be able to understand it without an expert there to explain the process. The medical expert can also explain how the injury not only affects your past but will affect your future.

Likewise, they can explain pain levels. It is a common misconception that the worse an injury looks, the more pain it causes. This is often not true and leads to people with hidden injuries to not be trusted about how much pain they are in. That is where a doctor can help. They can provide their expert advice on how painful a broken vertebrae is, or why a broken foot is not healing and is causing so much pain.

Financial Experts Can Prove Costs

In most cases, it is easy enough to show how much your past medical bills are: You have receipts and invoices to prove it. What is more challenging is estimating future medical costs. Even more difficult is estimating the cost of loss of household help, or the long-term impact of having to change careers. We work with financial experts who can provide valuable evidence about your short-term and long-term losses associated with the injury.

Are you ready for a free legal consultation to learn more about your potential options? Then contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 today and we can get you started.