Even though an expert witness has not actually witnessed your accident, he can provide a highly plausible version of what took place based on the evidence. Applying the different facts and evidence of the case, an expert witness will be able to present convincingly to the jury, why the other party should be held liable for the accident. Here are some of the things expert witnesses will be able to do for your personal injury case.
Estimating Medical Costs
If you have suffered serious injuries or you have to undergo a long treatment plan, an expert medical witness is required for estimating medical costs and the level of your pain and suffering. This is very important, since the jury will consider the testimony of the expert witness while determining the compensation amount that should be awarded to you.
Leverage for Settlement and at Trial
Sometimes you can avoid the cost and effort of going to trial by hiring an expert witness. Such a witness could provide the required leverage you need for obtaining a reasonable settlement. However, an expert witness can also provide leverage for swaying the jury into providing a higher settlement as well. Whatever your case involves, the more expert testimony you are able to provide, better are your chances of acquiring a fair and quick settlement.
Cost vs. Results
Hiring the services of an expert witness can work out to be expensive, especially when you have to hire more than one expert. However, you need to consider how much your case could be worth. You also need to consider the evidence that is available, and strength of the defense arguments. If your case is worth a large amount and there are fantastic and genuine chances for the testimony of the expert witness of turning the case in your favor, then it is definitely well worth the expense of hiring one.
The other party is hoping you go the inexpensive route.