Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers
Cleveland personal injury attorney at Paulozzi LPA are dedicated to assisting their clients with getting the justice they deserve after being hurt due to another party’s negligence. Call us now at 440-332-7189.

Paulozzi LPA

600 East Granger Road, Suite 200
Brooklyn Heights
21380 Lorain Road, Suite 202A
Fairview Park
943 1/2 Main Street, Suite 3
1655 West Market Street, Suite 445B
1093 Fishinger Road, Suite 2

Personal injury cases frequently require testimony from expert witnesses to establish one or more elements of a claim. Because this expert testimony may be highly technical and require significant analysis to understand, Ohio courts require parties to a law suit to exchange expert reports for all expert witnesses expected to be called to testify at trial.

Who is an Expert?

Under Ohio law, an individual may testify as an expert witness if their testimony relates to matters beyond the understanding of laymen, the witness is qualified to opine on those matters, and their opinion is based on reliable science, techniques, or specialized information.

The Expert Report

An expert report is a statement of an expert’s opinion about those matters within his expertise and outside the scope of expertise of the layman. The report will typically state the facts and assumptions that serve as the basis of the expert opinion, the methodology used for reaching the stated opinion, and a concise statement of the resulting expert opinion derived from the analysis.

The expert report is essential to providing opposing counsel adequate notice of the technical arguments and defenses that may be made at trial. For this reason, the Court may prohibit an expert from testifying if an expert report has not been timely produced.

Expert Reports in Personal Injury Law Suits

Experts may be retained in personal injury cases for opinions regarding a broad range of technical areas, including medical malpractice, engineering, calculation of damages, and motor vehicle accident reconstruction, among many others. Your attorney will decide if and in what capacity an expert should be retained to establish your personal injury claims.

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