In Get the Most From Engineering Experts, Christopher L. Brinkley writes on how thorough preparation of engineering expert witnesses is the key to winning your case. In this excerpt Brinkley discusses challenges you may face regarding their expert witness testimony.
It is good practice for the expert to conduct his or her analyses in a manner that will satisfy a Daubert challenge. The expert should rely on materials and methods that are used by engineers working in the relevant industry. These include:
6) raw test data, test reports, applicable test protocols, photographs and videotapes, and equipment calibration reports 7) mathematical formulas, input data, and calculations preformed 8) notes, photographs, videotapes, and other materials related to inspections, measurements, examinations, or analyses 8) other factual information relevant to the engineer’s analysis 10) diagrams, animations, models, charts, or illustrations of the engineer’s work and the underlying engineering concepts.
Find #1-5 on previous blog entry.
More to follow…….
Excerpted from Trial Magazine, November 2007