The Role of Expert Witnesses in Oklahoma Personal Injury Cases

The Role of Expert Witnesses in Oklahoma Personal Injury Cases

If you were injured in a personal injury incident, the evidence you have to support your claim and your damages is critical to being successful and obtaining the total amount of compensation you are owed. After an injury accident, you may gather evidence such as pictures, video footage, witness statements, keep records of your medical diagnosis and your medical treatment, and more. Sometimes, to make the details of your accident more understandable and clear, an expert witness may be used.

The personal injury claims process can be time-intensive and stressful. There are several considerations for an injured victim, such as the statute of limitations which is the amount of time you have to take legal action, or what steps to take to protect a claim in the aftermath of an accident. A personal injury attorney can assist victims and manage the claims process on their behalf so they can focus on healing and recovery. 

In Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City personal injury attorneys at the Putnam Law Office offer legal counsel and advice as well as representation to individuals injured by negligent parties. An attorney at Putnam Law will ensure you have the most robust and comprehensive case to obtain the highest amount of compensation possible.

Why Use an Expert Witness in a Personal Injury Case?

The Role of Expert Witnesses in Oklahoma Personal Injury CasesYou may have a decent amount of evidence to support your account of how your injury accident happened and regarding the damages you sustained. But, when you are taking legal action, the other side that you are aiming to secure compensation from usually will not make it easy for you to get the monetary recompense you deserve. 

Since an expert witness will be a trusted authority in a particular subject area or discipline, they have the ability to add an extra layer of believability and credibility to your case. There are several professionals that can make for supportive expert witnesses including

  • Engineers
  • Doctors
  • Forensic Accident Reconstructionist
  • Physicists
  • Architects
  • Mechanics
  • Financial experts
  • Product safety professionals

The above list provides many examples of expert witnesses, although it is not inclusive. Your attorney can assess your case and determine if an expert witness will be helpful and which professional will be best suited to support yoru case.

Oklahoma’s rules for expert witnesses state that when selecting an individual to provide testimony they must satisfy the following:

  • Their opinion and testimony are fact and data-based.
  • Their opinion and testimony come as a result of using reliable methods for assessing a case and applied to the case facts.

As a result, it is not just anyone who can be used as an expert in a personal injury case.

Speak to an Attorney at the Putnam Law Office Today

For assistance with your personal injury case and for more information on whether an expert witness would be advantageous to use, an attorney at Putnman Law is here for you and ready to help.

Call the Putnam Law Office today to schedule a free consultation at (405) 849-9149 with an Oklahoma City personal injury attorney.

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