Forensic Experts

Over the years, the Law Offices of Ian Mattoch has developed working relationships with world renowned experts.  The forensic experts retained by the Law Offices of Ian Mattoch have academic positions in the finest national and international research and educational institutions.

Forensic experts are retained by the Law Offices of Ian Mattoch to address issues of liability:  to examine evidence, to conduct inspections and tests, to review depositions of witnesses, and to offer their findings and opinions on how an accident occurred, to provide opinions on the cause(s) of the accident, and the mechanism of injury.

Forensic experts are also retained by the Law Offices of Ian Mattoch to address medical issues: to examine medical records, to review radiographic studies, to review depositions of treating providers, to conduct examinations and tests, and to offer findings and opinions as to the treatment rendered, the prognosis, disability, and impairment as a result of accident-related injuries.  The medical forensic expert may make recommendations for further medical care, suggestions on the injured person’s reintegration into the community, future medical care and recommendations of equipment, housing, and assistance over the lifetime of the injured person.

There may be forensic experts retained by the Law Offices of Ian Mattoch to address the economic loss sustained as a result of a client’s injuries:  to review medical bills to calculate the medical expenses incurred as a result of the subject accident, to review projections of future medical costs and needs to provide opinions with regard to costs of life care, equipment needs, housing and transportation costs.  In addition, the forensic economist can be asked to review income taxes and earnings statements to provide opinions with regard to lost wages and future economic losses as a result of the disability or impairment caused by the subject accident.

In addition to impeccable credentials, the written and oral communication of a forensic expert is paramount in creating credibility of their findings and opinions in the eyes of the insurance adjusters, defense attorneys, arbitrators, mediators, judges and jurors.  Without this credibility, a forensic expert will appear to be a hired gun and their opinions and reports will be worthless.

Over the years of a personal injury practice, the Law Offices of Ian Mattoch has developed working relationships and mutual respect with professionals that have reputations of being the best in their fields of practice.  Moreover, the Law Offices of Ian Mattoch has the resources to be able to advance the costs of retaining these experts.