When you’ve been hurt or injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve help, hope, and peace of mind. At Martin G. Schulz & Associates, our goal is to give you just that. We have a team of compassionate wrongful death lawyers who are ready to represent the families of victims of accidents resulting in wrongful death. We offer helpful legal solutions & advice to ensure your financial and emotional security stays protected.
In Canada, expert witnesses can play a significant role in wrongful death cases. Expert witnesses are individuals who possess specialized knowledge, training, or experience in a particular field relevant to the case. They provide expert opinions to assist the court in understanding complex technical or scientific issues that may arise in the case.
In wrongful death cases, expert witnesses can be called upon to provide opinions on a range of issues, including the cause of death, the standard of care that should have been provided, and the extent of the damages suffered by the surviving family members. For example, a medical expert may be called upon to provide an opinion on whether the deceased received appropriate medical care, while an accident reconstruction expert may provide an opinion on the cause of a fatal car accident.
Expert witnesses are typically retained by one of the parties to the case, either the plaintiff or the defendant. The expert's duty is to provide an unbiased opinion based on their expertise and the evidence in the case, regardless of which party retained them.
The expert witness's role is to provide evidence to the court that assists those who must consider the facts, usually a judge or jury, in reaching a decision. The court will consider the expert's opinion, along with other evidence presented in the case, in determining liability and the appropriate amount of damages to be awarded.
Overall, the role of expert witnesses in wrongful death cases in Canada is to provide unbiased and informed opinions on technical or scientific issues that may be difficult for the average person to understand. Their testimony can be critical in helping the court reach a just and fair decision in the case.