Michael Damaso / 03-20-2023 / Truck Accident

Why Expert Witnesses Are Important to Your Truck Accident Claim

Truck accidents can be much more severe than a wreck with a standard motor vehicle. Due to their sheer size and weight, truck accidents can cause extensive property damage and more life-threatening injuries. To make matters worse, filing a claim for compensation can also be more legally complex. Fortunately, a skilled attorney can partner with expert witnesses to add clarity and credibility to your claim. 

At Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis, our attorneys have over a century of combined experience helping truck accident victims recover the maximum compensation available for their injuries and other losses. We understand how challenging recovering from a truck accident can be and dedicate ourselves to making the claims process as stress-free as possible. When you retain our services, we will thoroughly investigate every detail of your case and build a strong claim on your behalf. 


How Can an Expert Witness Help With My Truck Accident Claim?

Determining the liable party in a truck accident claim can be considerably more challenging than in a traditional car accident claim. Truck accident claims typically involve various laws and regulations that may impact the outcome of your claim and can be difficult to understand, especially in the wake of an accident. Additionally, semi-trucks and 18-wheelers have different mechanisms, technologies, and safety concerns that may impact your case.

Expert witnesses who understand these intricate details can explain them to the jury in plain terms. An expert witness can testify on your behalf to explain how the accident occurred, who was at fault, and how your injuries impact your life. With this valuable information backed by a credible source, the jury will have a clearer picture of what occurred and may be more likely to rule in your favor. 


Types of Expert Witnesses That May Be Able to Help With Your Case

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, your attorney may call on one or more types of expert witnesses to testify on your behalf. A few types of expert witnesses that may be able to help with your truck accident case include the following:

  • Accident reconstructionists: These experts can use their expertise to recreate and determine the exact cause of your accident.
  • Medical and psychological experts: Medical experts can speak to the extent of your physical and emotional injuries caused by the accident. 
  • Roadway design experts: If the condition of the roadway contributed to your accident, a roadway design expert could explain the conditions that made it unsafe. 
  • Mechanical experts: Experts who understand a truck’s inner workings can testify to neglected maintenance or parts malfunctions.
  • Toxicologists: A toxicologist can determine if drugs or alcohol use contributed to your accident. 
  • Trucking safety investigator: These experts can investigate and explain if the trucker or trucking company has any previous safety violations. 

At Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso, & Dennis, our attorneys can connect you with various expert witnesses to support your claim. We understand that no two truck accidents are alike and will work with you to determine the best course of action to pursue justice. 


Partner With a Skilled Truck Accident Attorney at Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis

If you have been injured in a Florida trucking accident, you deserve compensation for the full extent of your injuries and other losses. The skilled attorneys at Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis dedicate themselves to helping truck accident victims achieve favorable outcomes for their claims so they can get their lives back on track. When we take your case, we will become an aggressive advocate for your rights and interests. 

To learn more about how we can help you and schedule a free consultation with a member of our team, call us at (407) 843-7060 or complete our contact form today.

Disclaimer: All verdicts and settlements listed here are gross amounts before deductions for attorney fees and costs. Past results do not guarantee similar results in the future. Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result. Before choosing a lawyer, ask for written information about the lawyer's legal qualifications and experience.