The Role of Experts in Truck Accident Claims From Victims

December 10, 2014

How Outside Experts Help Victims Build Strong Evidence in Truck Accident Claims

Victims who go up against large trucking companies after an accident are tasked with proving the extent of their injuries and the emotional, physical, and financial changes the accident has caused. As part of that process, it sometimes becomes necessary to bring in experts and professionals who can help victims prove their claims. This might include the services of:

  • Medical experts
  • Attorneys
  • Trucking-industry and safety experts
  • Economic experts
  • Accident reconstructionists


These outside experts play an important role in truck accident cases, and the testimony they provide can make a big difference for victims with serious injuries or unusual circumstances.

Bringing in an Expert Can Help You Prove an Injury Claim After a Truck Accident

The legal process that victims must go through to claim compensation for their injuries is often difficult. Victims can collect evidence from the scene, keep their receipts from medical care, and save their medical records, but presenting and making sense of the information is a huge part of winning a claim. Expert witnesses can help prove a victim’s claims by:

  • Interpreting existing evidence. Doctors, engineers, trucking professionals, and other experts understand industry-specific language, procedures, and common practices, and they can offer insight into what documentation and facts really mean in practice.
  • Providing expert opinions. Expert witnesses can also provide opinions and important calculations when it comes to questions of how an accident took place or what your financial and medical future might look like as you recover from the accident.


Getting access to the expert witnesses you need isn’t easy on your own, but an attorney who is experienced with truck accident claims will have the resources, connections, and knowledge to arrange for everything needed to prove your claim and get a fair outcome after you have been hurt by a driver’s recklessness or a trucking company’s negligence.

Need more information about your rights after a truck accident? Request your free copy of our book, The 8 Steps to Follow After Your Illinois Car Accident, or contact our Chicago personal injury team directly to start taking control of your case today.

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