Things You Should Know About Using Expert Witnesses

If you have ever been part of a court case, or even seen one play out on television, you may have heard the term “expert testimony.” Expert witnesses are hired by the defense or prosecution to help them prove their case by presenting and analyzing evidence based on the witnesses’ expertise. For example, finance expert witnesses may be hired to prove financial crimes.

How They Work

Expert witnesses use their expertise to review documents and evidence. Then, they draw logical conclusions from this information. Their conclusions must have a logical progression. They are not allowed to present their personal opinions, but they are allowed to present professional conclusions based on the evidence.

Testimony of Facts

Although they may be hired by one party, they are not required to be loyal to that party. If you hire expert witnesses and they find evidence that is detrimental to your case, they do …