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Should You Hire an Expert Witness for Your Truck Accident Case?

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Not every truck accident injury case requires expert witnesses, but there are situations when expert witnesses can be very useful. An expert may help you prove that the defendant was at fault or prove the value of your damages, for example.

As an injured party, it can be difficult for you to know whether an expert witness is important to your claim and worth the expense. However, experienced truck accident lawyers who have represented other truck accident victims and who have worked with expert witnesses can accurately evaluate your claim and decide whether expert witnesses are valuable for your case.

Different Types of Truck Accident Expert Witnesses

Not every case that requires an expert witness requires the same type of expert. Some of the witnesses that may be important to your claim include:

  • Doctors. Doctors and other medical professionals can provide testimony about what your future injuries are likely to be and what limitations those injuries will have on your life.
  • Mental health professionals. A social worker, psychologist, or psychiatrist can help prove the value of your emotional suffering after a serious truck wreck.
  • Accident reconstructionists. These professionals can help prove why your accident happened and determine which parties have legal liability for the crash and resulting injuries.
  • Safety experts. People who have the qualifications to speak about road conditions, compliance with trucking regulations, or other factors could be important to your claim.
  • Economists. If you are likely to lose out on future income because of your injuries, then an economist can help provide a reliable valuation of your future lost income.

The complexity of your case, the quality of the other available evidence, and the estimate of your damages will be relevant to determining whether you need one or more expert witnesses to help you make a fair recovery.

How to Pick an Expert Witness That’s Right for Your Case

Any expert that you choose should be relevant and helpful to your case, reliable, and qualified to provide an expert opinion. We’ve worked with many experts and we can help you get the experts that will make a difference in your claim. To learn more about how truck accident cases work and about how to protect your rights, please contact us today for a free consultation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham

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