What is an expert witness?
An expert witness or professional witness is an expert 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, sufficient that others may officially and legally rely upon the witness’s specialized opinion about an evidence or fact issue within the scope of his expertise, referred to as the expert opinion, as an assistance to the fact-finder. Expert witnesses may also deliver expert evidence about facts from the domain of their expertise.
The Benefit of Having an Expert Witness
There are various circumstances when an expert witness is needed. They, usually lead up to a potential trial situation.
For 25+ years Continental Adjusters’ President, Steve Mayor, has fulfilled the “expert” needs of attorneys. His expertise is substantiated from real world, “boots on the ground” experience. He has inspected, estimated and negotiated thousands of (manufacturing and distribution facilities, school districts, cities, apartments, etc.) locations from the moment of the loss through final construction. This experience contributes to developing a case and providing a unique perspective. We don’t just show up on our deposition date and state our opinion. Rather, we work side by side with many of the country’s largest law firms to help shepherd the case to the best possible outcome.
In one instance Mr. Mayor, along with his tenured staff, inspected, surveyed and estimated losses for over 2.5 million square feet of buildings spread over fifteen school campuses; total loss exceeded $100,000,000 to a school district after a devastating hurricane. Also, Mr. Mayor was engaged by this law firm to provide expert testimony including his expert opinions and conclusions as to relative causation. As stated by the Senior Partner in the law firm “Mr. Mayor performed all services professionally and expediently. Continental was responsive to all requests and provided excellent work product, which largely contributed to our success in litigation.”
Mr. Mayor possesses over twenty-five years of experience as a fact and expert witness for multiple properties and product liability claims. He has trial experience as an expert witness and provides his expert witness capabilities only to the plaintiff.
Our company has the expertise, experience, and knowledge that may be needed for your claim, whether it be for the structural, contents, BI or the additional living portion of your claim or case.