An expert witness, unlike a lay witness (Florida Statute §90.701), is any professional who has been qualified in court based on education, specialized training, and professional experience, to give testimony relating to their area of expertise to assist the judge or jury in making decisions. If you have been injured and you would like to know more about how an expert witness could support your claim for compensation, call the Montero Law Center today at (954) 767-6500 for a confidential free, initial case evaluation.
Expert Witnesses Can Strengthen Your Case
Courts and juries often rely on experts to give opinions and clarify matters that are outside of their area of knowledge. Every state requires that an expert must be qualified before they may provide testimony. For example, Florida Statute §90.702 states that “[a] witness may be qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training or education.”
Generally, courts have recognized that an individual may qualify as a witness based on study of authoritative sources or practical experience. However, Florida Statute §90.702 also states that to successfully qualify the witness as an expert, the judge’s inquiry must demonstrate that:
- The testimony is based on sufficient facts or data.
- The testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods.
- The witness has applied the principles and methods to the facts of the case.
Also, expert witnesses may give opinions relating to the ultimate legal issue in question. Because experts must meet such rigorous standards to qualify, their testimony can be quite influential in court. So, an expert who is qualified to give testimony about your injury could make all the difference in the outcome of your claim. If you have been injured and have concerns about expert witnesses to your injury, contact the Montero Law Center today at (954) 767-6500.
The Montero Law Center May Help You Find an Expert Witness
Depending on your specific type of claim and injury, an expert witness who is qualified to give medical opinions in court may be necessary. In many cases, the complex nature of a physical injury can produce evidence that requires an explanation that only an expert may be able to provide. We have retained many expert witnesses for our injury clients. We are also prepared to:
- Gather and analyze evidence supporting your case
- Represent you in court, if necessary
- Handle all communications with relevant parties
- Valuate your damages
- File paperwork within appropriate timelines
- Keep you updated at all stages of your case
If you decide to let us represent you, the attorneys at the Montero Law Center may be able to help you find an expert witness who specializes in giving testimony about your type of injury. Call our offices today at (954) 767-6500 to learn more. Do not wait.