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Difference Between Lay Witness and Expert Witness

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Lay witnesses and expert witnesses serve different functions in litigation, and the formalities surrounding the admission of each form of testimony differ as a result. Read on for a discussion of the primary differences between lay witness and expert witness testimony. If you need expert testimony, consultation, or advice in your litigation, call a… Read More »

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What’s the Max Number of Medical Experts in a Case?

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Many cases such as personal injury, toxic tort, or medical malpractice lawsuits require expert testimony to proceed. Experts from both sides are necessary to establish or refute negligence, causation, damages, and other specific factors relating to the matter. Many cases become a battle of the experts and turn on the experts’ respective credibility and… Read More »

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Tips for Lawyers Dealing With Expert Witnesses

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Expert witnesses, like lawyers, can be a special breed. They are likely very advanced in their field (particularly if you chose well), but there is every chance that they are not as experienced with legal proceedings. Certain good practices should be maintained whenever retaining and relying upon an expert for advice, an expert report,… Read More »

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What Are the Benefits of a Neurosurgeon Expert Witness?

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Medical experts are essential to proving or disproving a variety of legal claims. Whether you are trying to establish duty, breach, causation, or harm, if any of the necessary elements turn on a matter of medical expertise, you need the right professional in your corner in order to have any chance of prevailing. Read… Read More »

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What Criteria Might be Used to Establish Someone as an Expert Witness?

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Not everyone can be an expert witness. An expert must have relevant education, understanding, and experience in the particular field at issue to be qualified to issue an expert opinion. Experts base their testimony on their professional opinions, not on their personal observance of the facts at issue in the case, so the basis… Read More »

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How to Get an Expert Witness

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Expert testimony is a required element in many personal injury, medical malpractice, tort, and criminal cases. Without a qualified, intelligent, and effective expert in your corner, your case can easily fall to pieces. Many plaintiffs’ cases will be thrown out if they lack a qualified expert, and defendants can abandon all hope to survive… Read More »

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What Makes Someone an Expert Witness

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Simply having detailed knowledge about a given area of interest does not make someone an expert witness. State and federal rules of evidence, along with a long line of court opinions, have specifically delineated what qualifies someone to offer an expert opinion in a state or federal legal matter. Read on to learn what… Read More »

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What Can Expert Witnesses Testify To?

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State and federal evidentiary rules and case law limit the types of expert opinions that are admissible in court. Expert testimony is limited to matters of scientific, technical, or otherwise specialized knowledge, about which a jury might not know. Experts can testify about matters covered by their own expertise, so long as their opinions… Read More »

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Do I Need an Expert Witness?

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Medical experts are a vital part of many lawsuits, whether they involve medical malpractice, defective products, or other personal injuries. When you are building your case, it is important to ask whether you need an expert witness, either to advise you on the matter or as a necessary element to establish your side of… Read More »

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Who Can Be an Expert Witness?

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If you have a medical malpractice case, an expert opinion is invaluable. You need a strong, persuasive, and admissible expert opinion to either prove your claims or disprove the claims of the plaintiff. In many instances, the battle of the experts will be determinative of the outcome of the matter, often on summary judgment…. Read More »

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