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The Experts Who Could Help You Win Your Truck Accident Case

If you suffered a serious injury in a truck accident, you would need to prove the truck driver’s negligence and the extent of your injuries. This can be challenging if the cause of the accident is disputed or your compensation is more difficult to calculate because you will need to be off work for a lengthy period of time or you are permanently disabled. Often expert witnesses can be helpful to prove liability and the amount of compensation you are entitled to.

The Experts Who Could Assist in Maximizing Your Truck Crash Settlement

An expert witness is a person whose work, education, training, and reputation in a particular field qualify him to give an opinion about issues related to his expertise in your case. Often the trucking company will also hire an expert to dispute your claims, so having a good, qualified expert can be crucial to obtaining a favorable settlement. Depending on the facts of your case and the disputed issues, you could find one or more of these experts helpful:

  • Medical professionals. Physicians and other medical specialists are often needed to explain your injuries and how the accident caused them. These specialists can also testify about the treatments needed and your long-term prognosis. In some cases, your attorney may want to hire an independent medical specialist to confirm the diagnosis and medical care you are receiving from your doctor.
  • Mental health experts. If your injuries have affected your mental or emotional state, a mental health professional can be useful to support your claim for compensation for your mental health treatments, emotional trauma, and changes in the quality of your life.
  • Accident reconstruction experts. When the cause of an accident is disputed, an accident reconstruction expert may be needed to show in detail how it was caused and the link between the accident and your injuries.
  • Economic experts. An economic expert can help you show the long-term financial losses you will suffer because of the accident. This can be extremely useful if you are no longer able to continue in the same occupation or become permanently disabled due to your injuries.

An experienced truck accident attorney can advise you as to the type of experts you will need and should have qualified professionals he has worked with in other similar cases who may be of assistance in your case. Call me at 888.716.8021 to schedule a free consultation to learn about your legal options and the compensation you could be entitled to.