Tire Experts Find Fault With Manufacturer In Sacramento Auto Accident, Part 3 of 5

The following blog entry is written to illustrate a common motion filed during civil litigation. Reviewing this kind of filing should help potential plaintiffs and clients better understand how parties in personal injury cases present such issues to the court.

(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this car accident lawsuit and its proceedings.)

In her expert witness disclosure statement Dr. Brown identified seven (7) retained experts Of these seven, two were voluntarily withdrawn by the plaintiff, leaving five. Of those five:

Paul Smith, M.D. , is a neurologist designated to testify regarding Dr. Brown’s head injury and dementia. None of the other retained experts are qualified to provide expert testimony on any medical/neurological issue.

Alexa Chong, R.N., is a home health care expert, designated to testify regarding the value of the services rendered to Dr. Brown by her family members. No other expert designated by any party is qualified to give such testimony.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

Sven Bakstrom, Ph.D., is an engineer who will give testimony regarding his reconstruction of the subject collision and he analysis of the failure of the tire. No other expert designated by Dr. Brown is qualified to perform accident reconstruction, and no other expert is a mechanical engineer.

Bob Hall, Ph.D., is a professor of chemistry. Dr. Hall will give testimony regarding the chemical factors associated with the failure of the subject tire. Dr. Hall is not an accident reconstructionist. The focus of his testimony will be on the chemical factors that lead to tire failure by age.

Peter Goldberg is a European researcher hired to perform extensive research into the area of warnings given by automotive and tire manufacturers in the European and American markets. Mr. Goldberg was designated by both Dr. Brown and Mr. West.

While Drs. Bakstrom and Hall may testify to some common issues – principally related to the scientific causes of failure of the tire – these experts come from very different background with very different specialties. Neither one could replace the other (a chemist is not mechanical engineer, and an accident reconstructionist is not a chemical engineer). (See Part 4 of 5.)

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

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