Proving liability in some car accident claims is fairly straightforward. For example, when a speeding motorist collides into the rear-end of a vehicle that is stopped at a red light, liability is obvious. When fault is not as clear or the injuries have lifelong repercussions, though, recovering fair compensation becomes more complicated. Fortunately, accident victims do not have to take on the opposing party’s insurance adjuster alone.
Upon hiring a seasoned attorney, you will gain access to all kinds of expert witnesses who may contribute to the strength of your case and may help you secure compensation for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. If you were hurt in a wreck with a drunk, distracted, or reckless driver but you’re not sure how to prove liability or damages, turn to Eells & Tronvold Law Offices, PLC.
A compassionate Cedar Rapids injury lawyer will assess the circumstances of your collision to determine if you have grounds for a claim. Call 319-393-1020 to schedule a free consultation.
What Kinds of Expert Witnesses May Contribute to the Strength of Your Car Accident Claim?
Every successful car accident claim involves two main elements: liability and damages. Claimants need to prove both in order to recover compensation, and different kinds of expert witnesses can help with either.
Those who are struggling to prove liability, for example, might turn to an accident reconstruction expert, a civil engineer, an auto mechanic, or a traffic law expert. Those who need help proving the extent of any damages they have incurred, on the other hand, would likely turn to medical experts, rehabilitation specialists, and economists.
How Do You Find Expert Witnesses to Testify on Your Behalf?
It is not uncommon for the treating physician to testify on the claimant’s behalf regarding the extent of the injuries; however, if the damages are significant and there is a lot at stake, the insurance adjuster may also require testimony from an impartial medical specialist and/or economist.
When it comes to spinal cord injuries (SCIs), for example, the lifetime costs for healthcare alone can amount to millions of dollars. In such a scenario, the accident victim can strengthen his or her claim considerably by consulting with an SCI specialist, who can confirm the prognosis, and with an economist, who can calculate indirect costs like loss of earning capacity and lost benefits.
One of the easiest ways to find credible expert witnesses is by turning to a reputable law firm. An experienced practice will have access to all kinds of legal resources, including specialists and experts who can provide testimony on a client’s behalf.
If you sustained catastrophic injuries in a collision that was not your fault and think an expert witness could contribute to your claim, turn to Eells & Tronvold Law Offices, PLC. Contact us online or call 319-393-1020 to schedule a free case evaluation with an injury attorney in Cedar Rapids. You can learn more about accident claims in Iowa by visiting the USAttorneys website.