Eyewitnesses that were present at the time of your accident may testify in your personal injury case. But you must not forget about the option of outside experts at your disposal. Continue reading to learn the different types of outside experts and how an experienced Howard County personal injury lawyer at Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates can help determine what is useful for your claim.
What are the different types of outside experts useful for my personal injury claim?
By definition, an outside expert is an individual who possesses specialized knowledge in a certain field of work. With such specialized knowledge, they may offer an expert opinion on your personal injury accident that may land to your benefit. Examples of different types of outside experts that may testify in your case are as follows:
- An accident reconstruction expert: this individual may recreate your accident through computer models and offer an expert opinion on who the liable party is.
- A highway safety expert: this individual may analyze the scene of your accident and offer an expert opinion on what hazardous road conditions contributed to your incident.
- A manufacturing expert: this individual may study the characteristics of a product and offer an expert opinion on what faulty parts contributed to your incident.
- A medical expert: this individual may assess your medical conditions and offer an expert opinion on what treatments are required for your healing.
- A vocational rehabilitation expert: this individual may assess your job position and offer an expert opinion on how your medical conditions inhibit you from continuing to perform these job functions.
When should I hire a lawyer?
You should not have to go through the hiring process of outside experts alone. Instead, you should first hire a lawyer who can vet these experts on your behalf. What’s more, a lawyer will work in conjunction with these experts and build a legal strategy around their testimonies. Overall, a lawyer will help you navigate your personal injury case proceedings in a manner that these experts are simply not meant to function.
Of note, you will have to hire these outside experts within a certain timeframe. This is because the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in the state of Maryland is usually three years. Meaning, you will only have three years from the date of your personal injury accident to bring forward eyewitnesses, outside experts, and all other valuable pieces of evidence.
While it may take time to gather your outside experts, a lawyer may be able to help you expedite this process. So, before it is too late, you must retain the services of a skilled Howard County personal injury attorney. We are ready and willing to take on your case.