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Types Of Expert Witnesses In A Personal Injury Case: Medical Experts

Expert Witnesses in a Personal Injury Case: Medical ExpertsWhen you are injured by someone else’s negligence, you have a legal right to pursue compensation for the injuries and pain and suffering that you suffered. However, you must be able to prove the compensation that you are entitled to. This includes demonstrating the extent of your injuries, the treatment that you required, the treatment you will need in the future and the permanent impact that your injuries will have.

When you file a claim for personal injuries against the person responsible for your injuries, their insurance company will fight you every step of the way. Insurance companies are going to want to settle your claim for nothing or significantly less than you deserve. Often, insurance companies will claim that your injuries were not caused by the accident or will argue that your injuries existed prior to the accident and, therefore, they are not liable.

If you suffered a serious personal injury in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York or anywhere in New York State, you want the best personal injury lawyer to fight for the compensation that you deserve. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has the resources and access to world-renowned medical experts that can help to prove your case and get you the best result possible for your injuries. A medical expert will help establish the cause, severity and permanency of your injuries and can explain the treatment that you required or will require in the future because of your injuries.

You do not want to go up against the big insurance companies alone! Even if an insurance company offers what you think might be a reasonable settlement offer, it is best to consult with an experienced Buffalo, New York personal injury lawyer to ensure that you are being adequately compensated. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has been practicing serious personal injury law since 1999 and he knows what compensation you are entitled to. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., a Best Law Firm of America, today at 716-839-3939.

Types Of Medical Experts In A Personal Injury Case

The type of medical expert needed to prove your personal injury case often depends on the injuries that you suffered and the severity of those injuries.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. is an experienced Buffalo, New York personal injury lawyer who has worked with medical experts on numerous occasions to get the best possible results for his clients. Having a medical expert testify on your behalf can be vital to the success of your case. A medical expert can provide concrete testimony as a result of their training and education in a particular type of injury.

Medical experts who may be useful in your case include:

  1. Orthopedic Surgeon
  2. An orthopedic surgeon is a trained medical professional who specializes in the diagnosis and operative treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Injuries to the bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons often occur in car accidents, slip and falls, construction accidents and other types of personal injury accidents.

    An orthopedic surgeon can testify on your behalf about how a type of injury occurs, the treatment that you required (both conservative and operative treatment), your nature and level of disability, and the future treatment that you may require for your injury. The opinion of an orthopedic surgeon can help prove your injuries to a jury who will ultimately value what your injuries are worth.

  3. Neurologist or Neurosurgeon
  4. Brain and spinal cord injuries commonly result from injuries sustained in car accidents and falls from a height. Neurologists or neurosurgeons are medical experts who can provide credible testimony regarding injuries that affect the spinal cord, brain and nervous system. A neurologist or neurosurgeon can explain the severity of your injuries, the treatment that you required or will require in the future, and the lasting impact that your injury will have on your life.

    Jed Dietrich, Esq. has been practicing serious personal injury law since 1999 and has access to leading neurologists and neurosurgeons who will help illustrate the severity and significance of your injuries to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries.

  5. Pain Management Specialist
  6. Pain can be difficult to describe following an accident and is not capable of being seen with the naked eye. A pain management doctor specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients who suffer from various types of pain. A pain management doctor can explain prescription medication and injection therapy treatment options for your pain and the effects these types of treatment can have on an individual both physically and financially.

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  7. Primary Care Physician
  8. Your primary care physician will be in a position to provide first-hand expert testimony and clarification about any questions that may arise regarding the cause, extent or permanency of your injuries. Having assessed your condition, yoru primary care physician will understand the medical treatment that you need, and will be able to provide factual evidence concerning your ongoing treatment in court. A primary care physician may also be able to determine and inform the court of any specialized care that you may need in the future as a result of your injuries.

  9. Neuro-Psychologist
  10. Traumatic brain injuries resulting from an accident may require you to undergo years of rehabilitation. A neuro-psychologist can assess and demonstrate the level of the psychological trauma that you suffered to help prove your case and get the compensation that you deserve.

  11. Medical Examiner
  12. If your loved one suffered a wrongful death due to another person’s negligence, having a medical examiner testify about the actual cause of death will go a long way in helping you receive the maximum compensation for your claim. The examiner will carry out examinations and an autopsy to provide expert opinion on what led to your loved one’s death and how long they suffered prior to their death.

If you, or a loved one, suffered a serious personal injury because of someone else’s negligence, you want the best personal injury lawyer in Buffalo, New York to fight for the compensation that you deserve. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of top rated personal injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York have access to leading medical experts to prove your injuries and get you the best result possible.



What You Should Do To Enhance The Testimony Of A Medical Expert In Your Personal Injury Case

As a plaintiff in a personal injury case, you have a role to play in ensuring that the testimony provided by your medical expert sticks in court. Injuries are personal, and a medical expert’s testimony will be limited by the medical treatment that you receive.

To ensure that your medical expert’s testimony stands out, you should:

  1. Seek Medical Attention Immediately After The Accident
  2. Medical Attention Immediately After the AccidentYour reaction immediately after an accident occurs will determine whether experts can, later on, establish a direct link between your injuries and the incident. If you wait a while before seeking treatment, the defendant may argue that your injuries were sustained elsewhere, not at the scene of the accident. Seeking medical treatment right away will help demonstrate the severity of your injuries and make sure that you are properly taken care of.

  3. Keep Up With Follow-Up Treatments And Doctor’s Appointments
  4. After your initial treatment, your physician may suggest that you seek treatment with a specialist or undergo rehabilitative care like physical therapy. Failing to follow your doctor’s orders will give the defendant a chance to claim that your injuries are not serious. This would reduce your chances of getting the maximum compensation.

It is important to remember that you should seek medical treatment if you feel that you need it. Your focus should be on your health and well-being rather than strictly on the value of your case. Jed Dietrich, Esq. will use your medical history and the testimony of a medical expert to establish the severity of your injuries to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at 716-839-3939. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Strives To Get You Maximum Compensation For Your Injuries

Similar to how your team of top rated personal injury lawyers and paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will acquire medical experts to support your injury claims, the defendant will seek medical experts to discredit your injuries.

Often, the defendant will request an Independent Medical Examination. This involves you seeing the defense’s medical professional of choice to examine you and assess your injuries. Beware that the priority of such a doctor will be to discredit your injury claims in order to persuade the court that you are exaggerating or fabricating your injuries. The defense’s doctor will be looking for inconsistencies in your medical records and medical history in an effort to distance your injuries from the incident.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. is familiar with the approach and tactics used by the defendant’s medical expert witnesses that try to lower the value of your case. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has helped many clients in Buffalo, New York overcome these tactics and receive their rightful compensation for their injuries. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of top rated personal injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York today at 716-839-3939 so that we can begin pursuing the compensation you deserve.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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