You Can Still Sue After a Car Accident If You Weren’t Wearing a Seat Belt
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You may have heard of expert witnesses, yet not be sure of who these individuals are and what they do during a court case. Expert witnesses are professionals who have education, training, and considerable experience in a specific subject. They are used in personal injury cases to explain complex or technical issues to the judge and jury and to answer questions regarding the accident, your injuries, and your future after being hurt. Whether or not your claim would benefit from one or more expert witnesses depends on the type of accident you were involved in and the type and extent of your physical and emotional injuries.
The Ohio personal injury attorneys of Kisling, Nestico & Redick can explain the advantages of expert witnesses and why they may be useful or necessary in your case. Call KNR today at 1-800-HURT-NOW to find out how we can help you.
You must prove multiple elements during a personal injury case based on negligence:
Your attorney begins to prove these elements by providing evidence that the other person or company had a duty toward you and that the party breached that duty. For example, drivers all have a duty of reasonable care, which means they must drive safely to avoid injuring other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Driving recklessly or breaking traffic laws could be evidence of a breach of duty.
Next, your attorney will show that because the party did not uphold its responsibility, you were hurt. Your lawyer will offer the insurance company or court information that connects your injury to the party’s negligent actions. Additionally, your attorney will present evidence of your physical, emotional, and economic injuries. This serves to show that you were hurt and to prove you should receive the compensation you requested.
To prove all of the elements of a negligence case, you may need expert witnesses. Some of the most common types of expert witnesses retained in personal injury cases include:
If you have been injured in an accident and need to recover compensation, do not hesitate to contact us at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. We have decades of experience handling personal injury claims arising from a diverse range of circumstances. We will investigate your claim and advise you on the best way to move forward to seek the recovery you deserve. If we feel your case would benefit from expert witnesses, we can find and retain the right professionals for your needs.
To learn more, contact us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.