Catastrophic Injury Lawyers in Baltimore: The Role of Expert Witnesses in Catastrophic Injury CasesNovember 29, 2013
The consequences of a catastrophic injury can be compared to the ripple effect that happens when a stone is thrown into the middle of the lake. There is the immediate violent and noisy splash of the accident, followed by waves of immediate needs and responsibilities that gradually even out into long-term requirements. When we represent clients who have been seriously injured, we know they are going to require professional care for the remainder of their lives. We want to account for all the immediate and long-term needs they may have on the rest of their life journey. To build a strong case and recover damages from the negligent party who was responsible for the injury, we rely on qualified expert witnesses.
Catastrophic injury cases are complex and may require analysis and testimony from:
- Accident reconstruction experts
- Medical professionals
- Vocational rehabilitation specialists
- Life care planners
- Forensic economists
These experts have specialized training and professional affiliations that allow them to make accurate and thorough evaluations in their particular area. Each component of the case is important and interconnected. For instance, a life care planner relies on information from the medical expert and vocational rehab specialist in formulating recommendations for the optimum short- and long-term treatment and care necessary to maintain a good quality of life for the client. Putting a realistic price tag on these services requires the kind of economic training and background of a knowledgeable forensic economist.
Part of our job, as catastrophic injury lawyers in Baltimore, is making sure we have the best experts on our team as we put the case together and, if necessary, when we litigate the case in court. We want to make sure that you can afford the care and resources you and your family need. Contact LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. today.