Posted in Personal Injury on August 20, 2023
If you were harmed in an accident, your Columbus personal injury attorney will file a claim or a lawsuit seeking damages against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to your injuries. If your case goes to trial, your personal injury lawyer will demonstrate how your injuries were caused by somebody’s careless actions.
In many cases, more than one party shares responsibility for the victim’s injuries. Perhaps the truck driver who crashed into your car was speeding, but poor truck maintenance also contributed to the severity of your injuries. In a case like this, your attorney may file claims against the driver, his employer, and the mechanic whose job it was to fix the truck’s brakes and replace its tires.
Determining how an accident occurred and who bears responsibility for your injuries can be complicated. That’s why the court often relies on expert witnesses who can break these issues down and explain them to a jury. Choosing the right expert witness will improve your chance of winning in court and can increase the size of the settlement you receive.
According to Georgia law, an expert witness is someone who has “scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge” that will assist the court in understanding evidence and determining the facts of a case. A witness qualifies as an expert based on their “knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education” of a particular field related to the case.
Types of experts who are frequently called upon in personal injury trials include:
Having the right expert witnesses makes a huge difference in the courtroom. At Butler Prather LLP, we work with some of the most trusted and respected expert witnesses in the nation. Our firm relies on these experts when we litigate various types of personal injury lawsuits, including:
At Butler Prather LLP, we think it’s only fair for the person who harmed you to answer for their actions. For over 35 years, our experienced trial lawyers have been getting justice for accident victims.
Butler Prather LLP has won hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients in over 30 states. Our Georgia injury attorneys have won over 60 verdicts and settlements of over $10 million and nine verdicts exceeding $100 million.
Call us at (706) 322-1990 to schedule your complimentary consultation today.
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