Personal injury claims arising from auto accidents may be more complex than you may first believe. You may be required to present specific and detailed evidence to the court and jury in order to demonstrate that the other party acted in a negligent manner to cause the accident and your injury. You must also adequately show the amount of all of the losses you have suffered as a result of the accident. Even if you do not make it to trial, you will have to make a case for yourself in negotiating a fair settlement. Luckily, an experienced Coweta County auto accident attorney can help you through every step of your case.
An experienced attorney will use expert opinion to help your case. The following are some examples of experts who often testify in auto accident cases:
- Accident reconstruction—This type of expert uses physical evidence, witness statements, and often advanced computer software to recreate the events of the accident.
- Engineering specialist—If the accident happened because of an unsafe road or a defect, such as a pothole, an engineer can help illustrate this fact.
- Medical professionals—Doctors and other medical workers will have to testify to the full extent of your injuries and the type of necessary treatment you received. Doctors can also testify to the amount of your medical costs and whether or not you will be able to return to work in the future.
- Economists—If you cannot return to work, you are likely seeking damages for future lost wages, future medical bills, future benefits, and more. An economist uses inflation rates and other calculations to estimate your future losses.
Contact a Coweta County auto accident lawyer for a free consultation
Auto accident attorneys know how to best use expert opinions in your favor so you may receive the maximum amount of compensation. If you have suffered an injury in an accident, do not hesitate to call Shane Smith Law today at (980) 246-2656 for assistance from an experienced auto accident lawyer.