When you get into an accident, recovery is going to cost money. That is the same whether your injury happens on the road, on the job or even at the grocery store.
Getting compensation, unfortunately, involves a lot of people who do not really understand medicine or the details of your injury. That is where medical testimony comes in.
Who would be an acceptable medical witness?
Medical testimony is evidence that medical witnesses provide for your case. These witnesses should have knowledge and experience about the specific type of injury that you have.
For example, if you had severe burns, you would probably want an explanation from a doctor who specialized in burn care. Complex injuries might call for multiple types of doctors.
Just being a good doctor often is not enough. These witnesses are often also excellent communicators who are able to explain complex, scientific topics to judges and lawyers who have no medical education.
How medical testimony helps injury cases
The more specific and complete your testimony is, the better chance you typically have at getting the type of compensation that you deserve. There are two main reasons for this.
The first reason is that your opponents, who are often insurance companies, have a large amount of medical data on their side of the argument. Without supplying your own, you might be inviting a judge to favor the other guys.
The second reason is that your injury is unique. A medical witness should be able to explain the details that make you different from the average case.
The bottom line here is that the other side of your lawsuit will probably try to depict you as a statistic. A medical witness is a knowledgeable, impartial person who shows the court exactly what you, specifically, deserve.