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courtroom-300x225-300x225Let’s start with the assumption that you are well-educated and charming. You are board certified and have all the specialist certifications anyone in your field could hope to have in a lifetime. You love your family and your country. You know your field. People call you an expert and seek your opinion. So, does that mean you are ready to be an expert witness? Not necessarily.

The Miami personal injury lawyers at Wolfson & Leon have worked with experts in Florida for more than 60 years. Here are the top 8 things our attorneys say you should know about testifying as an expert witness:

  1. You are what your records say you are. If there are any public records that might prove embarrassing, you can rely on a decent trial lawyer to find them. Understand that part of trial work is investigating the witnesses. That includes civil and criminal records; any state or federal records that are available; and even the property appraiser. If you are going to be an expert in court, then you should make sure your online presence in social media is pristine.

What situations do personal-injury laws cover? Put simply, anyone who suffers injuries because of the negligent actions of another party is eligible to seek compensation through a personal-injury lawsuit. A personal-injury lawyer can help clients who have been injured through car accidents, medical malpractice, product liability and boating accidents.


Oftentimes, negligence is not entirely clear-cut, and the injured party may experience difficulty determining whether or not they should file a lawsuit. At Wolfson & Leon, LLP, we believe that everyone should seek legal advice before filing a claim, so we offer free case evaluations to prospective clients.

We’ll review your injuries and the situation that led to them before letting you know if a lawsuit is warranted. With more than 50 years in the business, you can trust us to give you honest, reliable legal advice, no matter what your circumstances are.

How many times have you heard the phrase “frivolous lawsuit?” Insurance companies and their lobbyists pin many of society’s problems on personal-injury lawsuits, but, under all the inflammatory phrases and exaggerated reporting, there are real people and legitimate cases that they don’t want to discuss.   aaron

For example, they probably don’t want to talk about Aaron Beauchamp and his family. This fourth grader boarded his school bus like he did every day. He fastened his seat belt along with at least 19 of his classmates and waited for the bus to drop him off in his neighborhood. He never made it home.

Along the way, Beauchamp’s bus driver accidentally made an illegal turn in front of a semi trailer. The two vehicles collided with so much force that the truck flipped over, and the bus spun across the road. By the time emergency personnel arrived on the scene of the auto accident, Aaron was dead.

“I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.” This line comes from the Hippocratic Oath, which has been taken by physicians for more than 2,000 years. It seems straightforward enough, but not all physicians who take the Oath mean what they say.

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We trust our surgeons and doctors to do their best when treating us. We trust our doctors to take care when making a diagnosis, and we trust our surgeons to be rested and alert for our procedures. Unfortunately, not all that trust is well placed.

When a negligent physician harms a patient, it is the personal-injury lawyer’s job to help them seek justice for their suffering. Medical-malpractice lawsuits serve to compensate victims and spread the word about negligence, hopefully preventing future cases of malpractice.

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