How Can The Expert Witness Be Helpful In The Premises Liability Case?
The last thing anybody expects is that they will be injured due to the negligence or carelessness of a property owner. However, premises injuries occur regularly, and they happen in various ways. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, our Charlotte premises liability attorneys understand that these cases can be complex. Here we want to discuss how an expert witness could be helpful when working to prove these cases.
Premises liability cases may need an expert witness
When determining whether to hire an expert witness in a premises liability case, your attorney will be analyzing several factors. First, expert witnesses add to the cost of a case. That may not be a major concern for an accident victim, particularly if your attorney is fronting the costs of the case. However, in order to justify the expense, it needs to be determined that the expert witness is necessary and adds value to your claim.
It is important to understand that those involved in the case may already have the requisite knowledge needed for the case. The EMS professionals that responded and the treating physician could be used to provide testimony for a jury.
However, an expert witness could bring value to your Charlotte premises liability claim, particularly when it comes to the following issues:
- Building inspections and engineering: These witnesses can help testify about a building code violation that caused an injury. Even if there are no code violations, an engineer can help point out potential hazards that could have caused the injury.
- Accident reconstruction experts: Accident reconstruction experts will be able to visit the accident scene, review video and photo surveillance, and use other evidence to recreate the scene. They may use computer software to make a reenactment for a jury to see.
- Medical experts: If the premises claim is based on a serious injury that could impact a person’s ability to work or function in their daily lives, a qualified medical expert may be needed.
- Vocational experts: If you need to make a career change due to a permanent disability caused by the injury, a vocational expert can explain how your injury limits your abilities.
- Economic or financial experts: It may be necessary to show a jury how your future income will be affected by your injuries and how this amplifies the need for a higher settlement or verdict.
Our Charlotte premises liability attorneys will help
If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the negligent actions of a property owner or their employees, you may be entitled to significant compensation. At Brown, Moore & Associates, PLLC, we are going to conduct a thorough investigation into the case so we can obtain the compensation you need. This includes coverage of your:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages if you cannot work while you recover
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment images