In personal injury lawsuits, a person seeking damages based on the negligence of others has the burden to prove their case to a jury. This burden involves demonstrating that the defendant (or defendants) breached a duty of care that they owed to the victim, that this negligence caused the victim’s injuries, and that the defendants owe damages to the victim. To successfully prove these elements, personal injury attorneys rely on “experts” to present their opinions that support the victim’s claims.
What are Expert Witnesses?
Experts are individuals who have specialized education, experience, and knowledge of a specific field. Judges and juries rely on the opinions of objective experts because they are qualified to speak on their subject—and their expertise lends weight to their reports and testimony.
In the context of personal injury claims, where a victim has suffered a catastrophic injury, experts play a vital role in proving fault and damages. Catastrophic injuries are those characterized by long-term or permanent disability or disfigurement, such as brain injuries, severe burns, paralysis, spine injuries, amputation, and chemical exposure.
The impacts of these injuries can include pain, suffering, loss of income, numerous surgeries, loss of functions, the inability to continue working, rehabilitation, and live-in care. In essence, these are the most serious and life-altering injuries a person can suffer short of death. Therefore, the stakes are high and calculating damages is a complex proposition for these claims.
At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P., we understand how to obtain maximum compensation for our clients. Our firm has built relationships and partnerships with qualified, respected experts in a variety of fields who can help us bring the strongest personal injury claims possible. For a catastrophic injury, this may include the utilization of medical experts, mental health experts, accident reconstruction experts, forensic experts, life care experts, financial experts, and vocational experts.
Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. is Here for You
At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P., our top-rated personal injury attorneys have a proven track record of fighting for victims of catastrophic injuries. Utilizing our years of experience and our many partnerships with respected experts, we have obtained millions of dollars in damages for our clients. You deserve an attorney who sees your struggle, and is motivated to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf. Call Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. today at (775) 227-2280 to schedule a free case consultation or contact our office through our website.