Might not. It depends on the case. Experts in divorce, child custody cases, accident reconstruction, medical malpractice, slip and fall, 18-wheeler accident cases, all have one thing in common: 1) specialized knowledge that helps the court understand the evidence or determine facts in a jury trial.
The expert may be limited by the trial court to certain areas based on the knowledge, skill, experience or training that the expert has.
There are some cases that an expert must testify in. Medical malpractice is one area in which a special expert must testify not only how something happened, or did not happen, but how that failure caused the damages complained of.
If you don’t have the right expert your case will be dismissed by the court.
As a former nurse, I can read medical records and determine what specialty is needed for a particular court case. A medical malpractice case might need more than one expert.
Divorces might need an expert to testify in court regarding what is in the best interest of a child. Experts might be needed to evaluate businesses so the court can make a just and right division of property.
Accident reconstruction experts explain to the court how the accident happened. Sometimes the police report is inaccurate and you need an expert in court.
Every case is different and Cathy is here to help. Reach out to us today, we are here to help you.