July 18, 2021
Car Accident Attorney
When there’s a car accident, a claim of medical malpractice, or any kind of significant injury that results in lost income sometimes the truth isn’t completely clear and the lines are blurrier than the court would like it to be. The poses a problem because when a case finishes, it important that justice reigns in the end and this can only be accomplished if all the fact are revealed, acknowledged and considered. Hearsay will only get you so far if not anywhere at all so when the courts need a point of view to settle the score on the finer details and facts in a case, who do you call? The third parties.
And not just any third party, only special individuals that are in possession of an expert point of view or opinion will be considered with their testimony being a large influence in the ruling of the case. Here are a few below:
In a medical malpractice case, while you might be very convinced that your claim is well-founded, you’ll have a little trouble convincing the courts by yourself given that you yourself do not have any medical experience. So in order to argue your claim you’ll have to acquire an affidavit of merit: a sort of endorsement signed by a medical expert supporting the validity of your claim. Given their acumen and training, the courts will heed more so the words of another medical professional and getting their seal of approval will help your case.
In the event of a significant injury or untimely death, there is usually a loss of income to the family of the injured or deceased. Personal injury cases are conducted with the goal to recover the damages lost and this includes the income lost as well. Certain cases call and allow for the recovery of the income “expected” to be lost and for that, one needs the consultation of an economist or vocational rehabilitation specialist. They’re capable of calculating the income expected to be lost through numerous facets regarding employment, attendance, taxes, bills, and the like. Their testimony is especially useful in a trial where you’re seeking an amount beyond the opposing party’s insurance policy limit.
The king/queen of all third party influencers is the eyewitness. A person who has seen the accident in part or in full who is not directly related to nor has expressed affinity or allegiance to you, thus eliminating conflicts of interest and fostering a higher probability that an unbiased, accurate and trustworthy statement will be produced. Not that individuals with the above qualities can’t be called upon to testify, but the more distant the connection the better.