Experts for Motor Vehicle Injury Claim in Alberta
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What Expert Witnesses Are Brought In for Your Motor Vehicle Injury Claim?
When you work with an experienced injury lawyer, they have access to a wide range of experts that will not only help you recover from your injuries, but also help support your claim.
Each case is different, and a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer knows which experts to consult to ensure that their clients are able to quickly recover and secure compensation. KMSC’s Injury Law Team works with a multitude of personal injury experts in any given case.
Accident Claim Experts
Accidents often come down to credibility, and an expert witness can be brought in to assist your claim and help the court determine fault. Expert witnesses can include:
Accident Reconstruction Expert is a professional engineer who specializes in accident reconstruction by reviewing all of the witness accounts and police evidence. They also provide accident scene inspections and the impact damage of the vehicles involved. This includes downloading essential information from the black box of each vehicle.
Economists specialize in litigation support that take vocational factors, including historical earnings and your future capabilities to create a report on your economic losses. This includes the present value of your past and future care, your loss of income, and your future income loss.
Forensic Accountant combines accounting knowledge with investigative skills in various litigation support and investigative accounting settings. Lawyers, law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, government organizations or financial institutions hire forensic accountants to investigate fraudulent activity.
Neuropsychologists are involved in how the brain and the rest of the nervous system influence a person’s cognition and behaviours. Professionals in this branch of psychology often focus on how injuries or illnesses of the brain affect cognitive functions and behaviours.
Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, study, and treatment of mental disorders. These expert witnesses can testify on various abnormalities related to mood, behaviour, cognition, and perceptions.
Psychologists evaluate and study behaviour, emotional and cognitive disorders, counsel clients, provide therapy and research and apply theory relating to behaviour and mental processes and mental processes. A psychologist can help injured claimants in a motor vehicle accident overcome trauma.
Occupational Therapist (OT) will test your functional and occupational needs, and provide a narrative report that outlines your medical history, functional testing results, the care requirements and the cost of that care over your lifetime. Without the OT report, the insurance company, or ultimately a Judge, has no credible evidence of your needs.
Orthopaedic Surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumours and congenital disorders.
Otorhinolaryngology is a surgical subspecialty within medicine that deals with the diagnosis, management, and treatment of diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT) and related structures of the head and neck, including the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx (mouth and throat).
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Physicians / Physiatrists treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Their treatment focuses on helping the patient become as functional and pain-free as possible in order to participate in and enjoy life as fully as possible.
Speech Pathologists are health-care related professionals who study anatomy and physiology, as well as neuroanatomy, genetics, human and language development, linguistics, psychology, acoustics and more, which is why they are qualified to evaluate, diagnose and treat a broad range of speech delays and disorders.
Temporomandibular Disorder (TMJ, TMD) Specialists handle a variety of conditions that affect TM joints, jaw muscles and facial nerves. TMD may occur when the jaw twists during opening, closing or side-motion movements.
Vocational Experts are a trained psychologists who can interview and test you and tell your lawyer what your vocational deficits are and what your aptitudes are. You can proceed in the recommended vocational or educational retraining, and your lawyer can use this information when instructing the Economist to calculate past and future income losses.
Alberta Injury Lawyers
There could be other experts called upon to help evaluate your claim and to help you on your road to recovery. Starting with your free consultation, the Injury Law Team works to help you understand all of the information that you will need to recover from your injuries and secure fair compensation.