September 27, 2011
Choosing the right expert witness can make or break your case. Even if your case isn’t going to trial, a credible expert witness can be the key to settling in your client’s favor. Your brilliant theory about how an accident happened holds no water if you can’t back it up with the support of an accident reconstruction expert. Your client’s claim regarding injuries suffered have little validity without confirmation from a medical expert witness.
Good attorneys understand that theories mean nothing without the facts to support them. These facts come from credible, believable expert witnesses.
The wrong expert witness can destroy even the most solid of cases. If your expert weakens against cross examination, has a blemish in his past that can be used against him, or simply doesn’t have enough experience in his area of expertise, not only has the expert lost his credibility, but you’ve lost yours, too.