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Whether you were injured in a car accident or hurt by improperly secured fixtures in a retail store, you are entitled to compensation when another person’s negligence is the cause of your injuries. However, it can be hard to prove the extent of the damages you’ve endured. As such, outside experts can help support your case. Keep reading to learn what these experts do and discover how a Maryland personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the process of pursuing financial compensation.

What Are Outside Experts?

Expert witnesses are individuals who can testify on behalf of a plaintiff or defendant during a lawsuit. They have the necessary qualifications, education, and experience to speak on a particular subject as it relates to the claims at hand.

In order to testify, an expert hired by an attorney for the plaintiff or defendant must verify their qualifications. Ultimately, it is the judge’s discretion to allow or bar an expert from testifying if they believe they are not eligible.

How Can These Professionals Help My Case?

Expert witnesses provide valuable supplemental information about the circumstances surrounding your case to help support your claims.

For example, if you are injured and suffer disabilities as a result, a vocational rehabilitation attorney can speak to the type of work you are limited to because of your injuries. If you are unable to do the work you did before the accident, you will likely have a diminished earning capacity, making you eligible for more significant financial compensation.

Another expert who can assist after you’ve been injured in an accident is a life care planner. These individuals can provide the necessary information about the extent of the injuries someone suffers and how much money they’ve spent on medical care as a result. Similarly, they can speak to the likelihood of recovery, what ongoing treatment you must receive, and if you’ve experienced a diminished quality of life.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

Though you may think an expert’s testimony alone is enough to win your case, this is not true. You’ll need the assistance of an experienced attorney to help you through the process of filing a lawsuit, examining the evidence, and representing you during the case.

Outside witnesses provide valuable information. Your attorney will work with the expert to help strengthen your case against the negligent party.

If you were injured, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz, our dedicated firm will examine the details of your case to fight for the best possible outcome for your unique circumstances. Contact us today to learn how we can assist you.

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