Most Boston car accident cases will settle prior to even being filed in the Suffolk Superior Court. In some cases, when a settlement offer by the at-fault driver’s insurance company is insufficient, the case will be filed in court, and then often settled prior to trial. A small number of claims will end up going to trial. In these situations, there may be the need for expert witnesses to be consulted and even to testify at trial.
The need for an expert witnesses is determined by the subject matter of the evidence being offered. Many things presented as evidence in the form of witness testimony or exhibits is considered to within the purview of the layperson on the jury. Anyone who is not an exert in a certain field relevant to the evidence is a layperson under the law. Continue reading