If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you are within your rights to seek compensation for losses stemming from the accident. However, before you can recover compensation for your damages, you will be required to satisfy the burden of proof. Essentially, you will be required to prove that the other party’s negligence directly caused your injuries. To fulfill the burden of proof, your attorney may use different outside experts to assert the facts of your case. Outside experts can make or break your case. Keep reading to learn how outside experts can benefit your personal injury case and discover how a determined Middlesex County Personal Injury Attorney can help you navigate your legal options.
How are outside experts used in personal injury cases?
A personal injury attorney can assist you in fulfilling the burden of proof by helping you gather pertinent evidence that supports your claim. Another way your attorney can help you satisfy the burden of proof to collect monetary compensation for your economic and non-economic damages is by working in conjunction with outside experts. In some cases, it is necessary to have expert witnesses with special knowledge, experience, training, and education in a specific field testify about the matters at hand. The extent and severity of your injuries can be verified by a variety of outside experts. Oftentimes, attorneys work with medical experts which can include doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers who can testify on the caution of injuries. Essentially, establishing the accident is what caused your particular injuries. Additionally, medical experts can testify about how your injuries have impacted their mobility/function. They can also testify about the reasonably expected need for medical care in the future.
As mentioned above, attorneys can work in conjunction with various types of outside experts to prove their clients’ claims as it is often required when disputes arise on what caused the accident and who was at fault. For example, if you were injured in a car accident, your attorney may work with an accident reconstruction expert that will assess all the facts of the collision to determine the cause of the accident and establish liability. An attorney will also sometimes work with economists or damage experts that can testify about the economic impact the injuries have had on the plaintiff’s life. This can include lost wages and lost earning capacity. Moreover, they may work with life care planners that provide the courts with an accurate representation of the need for future medical care. Ultimately, an attorney can work with different types of outside experts to help prove the other party’s negligence directly caused your injuries.
If you have been injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence, please contact one of our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys. Our firm is prepared to offer you individualized legal counseling. Allow our firm to represent your interests today to maximize your chances of achieving favorable results.