Expert Witnesses in Automobile Collision Cases

November 5, 2021
Authored By marisa
Category: Car Accident
Expert Witnesses in Automobile Collision Cases

This is the fourth of a 12 part series of Blogs regarding automobile collision claims for physical injuries.  The series will address topics such as do you need an attorney to assist you with your claim, what you should consider in choosing an attorney, secrets of the insurance industry, and other pertinent information related to your claim.

Attorneys recognize the importance of experts to your claim and have connections to the experts you’ll need.  In order to get the most out of settling your case or in the event you need to go to trial, there are several types of experts that can be used to assist you.  An experienced attorney can help identify what type of expert you may need, find that expert, and get the right statement from the expert.   Some common types of experts are identified below:

  • Medical experts establish your injuries and directly relate those injuries to the collision. Medical experts can also testify as to the necessity and reasonableness of your medical care and identify any long-lasting injuries or need for future medical care.   They can help establish any costs related to your future care.
  • Economists can assist in proving any lost wages and benefits.
  • An accident reconstructionist may be needed to prove that the collision was someone or something else’s fault.
  • If your injury is long-lasting or permanent, a rehabilitation expert can testify as to job counseling, training, or other services you may need to assist with getting back to work or finding new employment.

It can be a daunting task for someone to identify the need for and obtain the services of an expert without the assistance of an attorney.  Let Owens, McCrea & Linscott help you get the experts you need.