Expert testimony is typically required to support New Jersey / New York personal injury claims when the subject matter is so complex that jurors of common knowledge and experience would be unable to make a case determination without the benefit of information and opinions expressed by a person with specialized knowledge. This is an important, but many times overlooked, concept.
Without proper, qualified expert(s) to support a case, an injured person’s lawsuit will be be vulnerable to dismissal, and thus no recovery. Whether to retain one or more expert witnesses to support a case is typically a decision left to the injured person’s lawyer. Thus, it is imperative that seriously injured persons consult with an experienced New Jersey / New York personal injury lawyer who can analyze the facts and controlling law of their case, and retain all appropriate expert witnesses who may be needed to prosecute the personal injury lawsuit.