The Legal Strategies Behind Complex Personal Injury Litigation

The Legal Strategies Behind Complex Personal Injury Litigation

Personal injury cases are one of the most common types of civil lawsuits. They involve injuries suffered in automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, product defects, premise liability, and more.

These are high-dollar cases that require knowledge of complex legal procedures and strategies. The team at Saber Law Group knows what it takes to win in these cases.

  1. Defendant’s Expert Witnesses

Expert witnesses are a critical part of proving non-economic damages in a personal injury case. Unlike a lay witness, who only provides opinions based on what they saw, experts provide evidence that is objective and unbiased.

For example, if you are involved in a car accident that results in serious injuries, an expert medical witness can help prove the severity of your injuries.

In addition, an expert can help interpret complex data or evidence that is relevant to the case. This can help the jury understand what is being presented to them and allow them to make better decisions about the case.

  1. Defendant’s Testimony

During the pre-trial stage of a personal injury lawsuit called discovery, both sides exchange documents and witness statements to better understand the case. Some of the more intriguing evidence may come from the defendant’s own mouth.

Testimony from a defendant can be crucial to a plaintiff’s success, especially in cases where no other witnesses can provide details. For example, if there are no witnesses at the scene of an accident or incident, the defendant’s account of the event can be of the most significance in determining a jury’s verdict.

Aside from the defendant’s own testimony, one of the most powerful tools in a plaintiff’s arsenal is the use of video and photographic evidence to support their claims. This may be via a dash cam, street camera, or other form of video surveillance equipment.

  1. Defendant’s Expert Witnesses

Expert witnesses are a crucial part of any trial strategy. They can help explain technical or medical issues, provide analysis or opinions, and interpret complex data or evidence.

A common type of expert witness is a medical professional. These experts can be doctors, physicians, nurses, surgeons, physical therapists or other healthcare professionals.

They also can be vocational rehabilitation experts or accident reconstruction specialists.

These experts can help a judge or jury better understand how to evaluate a case, and whether it is worth pursuing.

However, trial courts use a standard called the Daubert test to determine whether an expert is qualified to offer testimony on a subject. If they are not, or if their opinions are based on unreliable methods, a judge may exclude them from the trial.

  1. Defendant’s Expert Witnesses

Expert witnesses are needed to help your lawyer make a case for your claim. Often, these witnesses can identify details that your attorney might not otherwise notice.

The expert witnesses used in a personal injury lawsuit may be medical professionals, engineers, accident reconstruction experts, financial/economic experts or mental health experts.

In some cases, an expert witness can provide a scientific explanation of data or evidence that makes it easier for a judge or jury to understand.

However, many expert witnesses are excluded from trial when a defendant attempts to use them. This can be a challenge for your attorney to overcome.

  1. Defendant’s Expert Witnesses

Expert witnesses are important in many personal injury cases. They can provide the judge and jury with a better understanding of complex issues and how they relate to the case.

They are often brought into court to testify about medical injuries and how they affect a victim. They can also be called to testify about financial losses, such as lost wages, pain and suffering, and future damages.

They also can help attorneys demonstrate that a defendant breached industry standards and should be held responsible for the injury or death. In some cases, they can offer evidence to help establish non-economic damages, such as emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life.

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