The Use Of Experts In A Lawsuit Case
Sometimes, other experts are required for reasons other than financial expertise.
For instance, I often use accountants as well as handwriting experts. Handwriting is an issue in lawsuits because people try to falsify documents. This expert can date the ink used or determine whether the handwriting has been forged or copied. Handwriting experts can compare documents and signatures, and they are being called on more than ever before.
Experts may be required for medical advice, or for a construction lien matter, or for another issue such as price deficiencies that are being claimed. Lawyers are not contractors or engineers, so we need someone with that expertise because that is the only person the judge is likely to believe, not the lawyer.
An expert has to be prepared to give evidence, if necessary. They have to be able to write a report that is clear enough for lawyers and judges to understand. So over time, lawyers accumulate a list of experts they can call on depending on the case.
If you, or someone you care about, is dealing with litigation law issues in the Toronto, Ontario Region, contact Steinberg, Morton, Hope & Israel LLP for a consultation.