Yes, in certain circumstances, you will be able to use expert testimony to advance the theories of your bicycle accident lawsuit.
How can I use an Expert Witness in my Bike Accident Case?
An expert witness is someone who has knowledge of a material factual matter beyond that of an average person because of education, training, or experience. 107 Ill. 2d R. 220(a)(1). Illinois courts have accepted engineers, bicycle designers, and even former bicycle racers to testify as bicycle experts. Schaffner v. Chicago & North Western Transp. Co., 161 Ill. App. 3d 742, 750 (Ill. App. Ct. 1st Dist. 1987). These experts may testify to the bicycle's safety features, or other design aspects that may or may not have contributed to the accident.
Regardless of my Experts, What Do I Have To Do To Win My Bike Accident Case?
You clearly articulate how you were injured, how the defendant was at fault and why you are entitled to relief. Expert testimony fits within a trial strategy geared towards incorporating all available resources. In discovery, you obtain information and evidence. Finally, at trial, you explain your case to the jury and reply to defendant rebuttals.
Want to Know More About Bicycle Accident Trials?
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can walk you through the phases of Illinois bicycle accident lawsuits. If you hire us, we represent you on contingency, you don't pay bills or costs until you get the award or settlement you deserve. There's no reason to wait. If you've been injured in an Illinois bicycle accident, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers today.