Articles by Stephen Gomez, J.D.

Forensic Engineer Speaks to Vehicle Speed After DUI Accident

This case involves an alcohol-related motor vehicle accident. The defendant was driving home after meeting with friends for lunch, during which he ingested two glasses of beer. After driving for a while, the defendant began to get drowsy and, according…

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The five things you should figure out before hiring a medical expert witness

1.) Budget Money talks and experts can be aware of this. Medical expert witnesses are some of the most expensive (in terms of per hour fees) experts in all of litigation. This largely stems from the demand, as many jurisdictions…

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Robotic Surgery Expert Witnesses: An update for attorneys on litigating claims

Back on April 1st, we published a litigation guide on the da Vinci Robot Surgical System (produced by Intuitive Surgical, Inc.). It details the different litigation issues, medical summaries, and robotic surgery expert witnesses used in those types of cases. Since that…

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Cross-Examination Tips for Questioning an Expert Witness

As expert witnesses’ roles in litigation become increasingly important, so does the manner in which attorneys converse with said experts. Therefore, we’ve compiled a number of cross-examination tips for questioning an expert witness. While finding the right expert is a…

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Expert Witness Testimony and its Impact on Litigation

Expert witnesses, from construction expert witnesses to medical expert witnesses, are becoming a mainstay in modern litigation. Experts are brought on to discuss the intricacies of a case. Expert witness testimony helps to clarify the issues of fact for the jury.…

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School Safety Expert Witness Discusses Bus Accident

This case involves an accident allegedly caused by a bus driver’s failure to adequately ensure the safety of pedestrians and bus passengers. The bus driver had been serving the same route for over thirteen years. In recent years, he started placing…

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Safety Expert Witness Opines on Child Being Struck by Vehicle

This case involves an injury to a minor while participating in an after-school youth group.  The after school group was run by a youth organization and included numerous activities that the children could participate in. The after school program’s center was…

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Engineering Expert Witness Comments on Load-Bearing Capacity of Chair

This case involves an injury to a male which occurred while the male attempted to reach some boxes. Two weeks prior to the incident in question, the plaintiff purchased a chair at a large retailer. The chair featured wire legs and…

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Fiduciary Duty Expert Witness: An Introduction To Fiduciaries

Fiduciary law, like many new niches in the legal environment, is a relatively recent invention. It is a product of the evolving specialization in different legal fields. As such, fiduciary law litigation (largely arising from the concept of a fiduciary…

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Nursing Home Expert Witness Comments on Elderly Abuse Case

This case involves alleged elderly abuse by a nurse in a nursing home. The plaintiff, in this case, was a seventy-nine-year-old female who frequently attempted to walk the halls at night, which had been determined to be due to her…

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