March 1, 2021
It is common knowledge that expert witness fees can be one of the highest costs in litigation, if not the highest. Especially if a referral service invoices for the expert assisting on the case. Therefore, an attorney will try to mitigate these costs by:
Finding an expert on their own, and using that expert on multiple cases
Asking around, via email blast or word of mouth, to see if anyone has an expert in the required specialty
Using a local doctor to screen their case, and trying to find an expert that agrees with this opinion
In addition to the risks and costs of the above there are many expert horror stories, that involve:
-Not disclosing a disciplinary action
-Not actively performing the procedure or care in question
January 29, 2021
Every day about 8 people in the United States are killed in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.1
What Is Distracted Driving?
- 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6% from 2015 NHTSA
- 10% of fatal crashes and 15% of injury crashes in 2015 were distraction-affected. NHTSA.
- Distracted driving crashes are under-reported and the NSC estimates that cell phone use alone accounted for 27% of 2015 car crashes. NSC
- In 2015, there were 3,477 people killed and an estimated additional 391,000 injured in crashes involving distracted drivers. NHTSA
- The fatal crash rate for teens is 3 times greater than for drivers age 20 and over (IIHS)
- Driver distraction is responsible for more than 58% of teen crashes. AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
The growing frequency of distracted driving is alarming:
April 20, 2020
Changing times mean new opportunities. Not only are attorneys being asked to work in new ways, but clients are going to ask new questions that you should be prepared to answer. The following is a guide to finding your way during the pandemic.
What clients need:
The search term “getting a will” has risen sharply since March 8th according to Google Trends. Many people in uncertain times look to put a plan in place in case of illness or death. This trending search indicates many Americans are getting their proverbial houses in order. It is also a good time to discuss with clients the need for power of attorney should they become incapacitated.
Interpretation of changing federal and state benefit laws (more…)
October 24, 2018
There are many factors that can make or break a case, especially one’s involving injuries, death(s), or monetary losses. Accident reconstructionists and investigators can often be the deciding factor in lawsuits and insurance claims involving automobile accidents.
Determining if hiring an accident reconstructionist will benefit your case ultimately comes down to what type of accident investigator you hire. Do they have the right traits, experience, and skills to be a positive addition to your case? Or will they simply be an added cost that doesn’t add value? Knowing what to look for in an accident reconstructionist and where you can find one is essential.
March 8, 2018
Auto accidents are a leading cause of serious injury and death. Accident Reconstruction, liability, and severity analysis experts will strengthen your case, but many times cost is a worry. Follow our straight forward referral process that allows you to calculate your cost of hiring an Expert so you can focus on the case, not the cost.
January 18, 2017
Updated March 31, 2019
At any point during the day, over 600,000 people are on a cell phone or using an electronic device while driving (NOPUS). If an individual is involved in a car accident while using a cell phone, there is a high probability that he or she will be sued. The reason for this is due to negligence.
Whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant, an expert witness can provide the expertise that is required to scientifically prove who is at fault in a car accident case. (more…)
October 27, 2016
Are your expert’s deposition fees being challenged as excessive? If so, it may not be the expert who is driving up your costs but the service that is billing for the expert. (more…)
October 19, 2016
Over the past two decades, the number of truck accidents has increased by 20%. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in 2002, 4,897 individuals died and 130,000 people were injured in crashes that involved a large truck. (more…)
July 21, 2016
Auto accidents are a leading cause of serious injury and death. Accident reconstruction, liability, and severity analysis experts will strengthen your case, but many times cost is a worry. Follow our straight forward referral process that allows you to calculate your cost of hiring an Expert so you can focus on the case, not the cost. (more…)
June 8, 2016
Expert Witness Fees Can Get Expensive
One of the largest expenses for plaintiff and defense attorneys alike is the retention of an expert witness. (more…)