Optimizing Your Engineering Expert Witness’s Testimony

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.

Virtually every products liability case requires the assistance of one or more experts in the field of engineering. To use thse expert effectively at trial, you must be prepared to contront and overcome the unique legal and practical challenges associated with their testimony.
The law views expert engineering evidence from a unique perspective. Whether an engineer’s work constitutes sound practice within the engineering community is often of secondary importance to how the law evaluates the engineer’s methodology. As a result, you must make sure your engineering experts are aware of the procedural and substantive law that is applicable to their testimony.

Excerpted from Trial Magazine, November 2007