THE USE OF A SKILLED and knowledgeable expert witness can either make or break a court case. An expert witness is recognized as having greater knowledge, greater credentials and more experience than the average citizen.
Often an attorney will call upon an expert witness to prove or disprove a testimony or situation involved in a trial. At MIR Appraisal Services, Inc., we offer expert witness testimonial services.
In the matter of determining authenticity and value, often times the average citizen, lawyer, or insurance company will not have sufficient knowledge to act as a witness. Therefore an expert witness is necessary to proceed. Our appraisers are accredited members of either the I.S.A. or the A.S.A. and are permitted to serve as expert witnesses in court. Expert witnesses may be called upon to:
- Assist in Case Studies. As experts in our field, we can assist lawyers in evaluating their case, help determine if the claim has merit, and give specific and knowledgeable information to the council.
- Provide Written Statements. An expert witness may be called upon during a trial to prepare a report of his findings to be used in negotiations. With our experienced and knowledgeable staff, MIR Appraisal Services, Inc. is qualified to testify with supporting documents and evidence.
- Testify at a Deposition and/or Trial. It is important to help persuade the judge, jury, or arbitrators in any trail. With the use of our expert witnesses, your case will be argued with complete confidence and experience.
Accredited: Given official approval to act. You are accredited when you have met the specific requirements of an institution–in this case, the I.S.A. and A.S.A.
Deposition: The sworn testimony of a witness taken before trial and held out of court with no judge present.
Expert Witness: An expert witness is a person who by virtue of education, training, skill, or experience is believed to have expertise and specialized knowledge in a particular subject beyond that of the average person.
Testimony: A solemn statement made under oath that serves as evidence in a trial.