Why an Expert Witness
While there are many valid reasons why experts can make or break a court case, the most convincing benefit of using one is the expert witness testimony they will provide. Below are the top five reasons why expert witnesses are truly invaluable for a trial in ways that other resources cannot match.
Reason One – Expert Witnesses have normally worked on similar cases.
In courtroom jury trials, testimony from an expert witness almost always helps represent the facts in an accurate, clear way that the jury will understand. Sometimes, such as with complicated toxicology cases, getting the facts across and proving the point is especially difficult because of complex medical jargon and technical word use. Expert witness testimony is convincing and persuasive because it gets through to the jury.
Reason Two – The use of an expert witness can and does achieve case settlements.
If the ultimate goal of the legal proceedings is to achieve a fair and reasonable settlement rather than drag the case through years of litigation and complicated court proceedings, then it is beneficial to also consult with an expert witness. Often, just knowing that an expert professional witness will be testifying in court is enough to convince the other party to settle the case out of court.
Reason Three – Expert witnesses can be beneficial to either party in a case.
The common perception is that only defense legal teams choose to work with expert witness testimony by hiring expert witnesses. This is a misconception. Both defense and prosecuting legal teams should be aware of the benefits an expert witness is able to provide. Anytime a certified professional can explain the facts speak more clearly and convincingly, there is a strong argument for using expert witness testimony.
Reason Four – An expert witness can provide more than a simple testimony.
Obtaining expert witness testimony is only one reason for retaining an expert witness. Whereas the testimony itself is extremely valuable, an experienced, professional expert witness also knows how to explain complex issues in a clear and understandable manner for everyone.
Reason Five – Qualified expert witnesses, such as Dr. Shaul Gabbay offer indispensable professional insight and case-specific knowledge.
Even if expert witness testimony is not essential in a specific case, qualified expert witnesses can still provide the insight and vision needed to ensure a positive case outcome. Consulting with, seeking advice from an expert witness, to understand their point of view, to benefit from their experiences and knowledge of similar cases can be invaluable.