What Do Investigator and Expert Witnesses Do?

As an investigator at the Galloway Jefcoat law firm, Chris Starling has a lot of job responsibilities. One of those is making client contacts and investigating accidents. As an investigator he is there to represent the the victim and get a first-hand account of what actually happened in the accident. Starling was recently qualified as an expert witness in accident reconstruction which he did while he was a police officer. Find out why he believes that helps benefit the firm and more in this video.

Video Transcription:

I make client contacts and then I also locate people and investigate accidents. Pretty much anything the firm needs to do. As far as for picking up any information on cases we would be there to represent the the victim where there are the potential client and and have a first-hand knowledge of what actually happened in the accident. I’ve just been qualified as an expert witness in accident reconstruction which was one of the fields that I did while I was a police officer. And that benefits the firm as well as it would benefit any potential clients. An expert witness can offer an opinion whereas a regular witness would not be able to testify to hearsay information or to their opinion. I would go out to the scene and I could take measurements or I could look at the evidence that’s on the scene and I could provide an expert opinion, you know due to several things. The training that I’ve received as well as the many years of being an accident reconstructionist and could go and then testify in court utilizing all of those methodologies and experience. I’d be able to testify to my opinion and/or formulate an opinion as to how I believe that the accident actually occurred. For a free consultation give us a call we’re Galloway Jefcoat law firm, Lafayette, Louisiana. Our telephone number is (337) 984-8020 or you can also reach us at GallowayJefcoat.com


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The law firm of Galloway Jefcoat, LLP is located in Lafayette, Louisiana, serving the communities of the Acadiana Region, including Rayne, Crowley, and Abbeville. Our attorneys represent residents in Jennings, Church Point, and Breaux Bridge, with successful verdicts and settlements for those in Maurice, Broussard and Youngsville. With office locations in Lafayette and Lake Charles, we assist Sulphur, Calcasieu, and Carencro residents. New Iberia, St. Martinville, and Jeanerette residents can depend on our lawyers for quality representation. Our services also reach Scott, Opelousas, and Franklin, LA. Since 1996, our firm has turned wrongs into rights for individuals and families in Lafayette Parish, St. Martin Parish, St. Landry Parish, and Vermillion Parish in addition to Acadia Parish, Iberia Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish, and Evangeline Parish.

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