Effectively Using Experts in Personal Injury Cases

Production Date: October 08, 2015 Practice Areas: Personal Injury and Negligence, Litigation, and Communications & Telecommunications Estimated Length: 3702 minutes


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The success of a personal injury or medical malpractice suit is usually connected to choosing the right expert to evaluate the claim early on in the litigation. Join experienced litigator Andrew Smiley for this introductory presentation on the advantages of using expert witnesses and how to retain the best one for your cause of action. Mr. Smiley shares personal war stories on a variety of cases from hiring experts to testify on subjects such as personal training, nefrology, bartending and construction defects.


This program also provides tips on when to hire an expert, how to spend as little as possible while gaining the maximum benefit, and websites and companies that can direct you to the appropriate type of expert. In addition, Mr. Smiley dissects the role of the expert in all stages of the litigation process, including prior to depositions, summary judgment motions, and pre trial settlement demands.


Learning Objectives:

I.    Understand the benefits of an expert 

II.   Identify different types of experts 

III.  Know how to find the right expert 

IV.  Gain familiarity with experts' cost 

V.   Comprehend considerations inherent in meeting the expert in person

Stacie F.
New York, NY

Lecture was very engaging. Interesting and informative

Mark C.
Forest Hills, NY


Ronald W.
Fairfield, CT

very well done

Dwight B.
Flatwoods, KY


Vasiliki N.
Lake Oswego, OR

Dynamic, pragmatic speaker.

Charles G.
Winchester, VA

Great speaker. Very knowledgeable.

John T.
Chantilly, VA

Very practical and informative--well done!

Diana M.
New York, NY

Expertly done

Bill H.
Tyler, TX

great presentation

Lesa C.
Houston, TX

great balance. really practical.

Marc P.
Longmont, CO

Well done

John M.
Jensen Beach, FL

Excellent speaker, very knowledgeable

Elyssa L.
Boca Raton, FL

Great lecture and presenter!

Ralph C.
Ozone Park, NY

I thought it was a good course.

Matthew W.
Houston, TX

Excellent review on expert witnesses.

Ruth P.
Louisville, KY

This was a very good course.

Anthony L.
Houston, TX

Gotta love Smilely

Moshe S.
Chicago, IL

Very supportive & clear, points well made.

Andrew P.
Lawndale, CA

Great program, Great presenter!

Elizabeth E.
New York, NY

Smiley was terrific. engaging and not boring at all. thank you!

Donald H.
Williston Park, NY

Great presentation!

Daniel C. M.
New Bern, NC

Good teacher - well experienced

Matthew S.
Cypress, TX

Great course.

Mitchell D.
Sea Cliff, NY

Intelligent, informative, and well presented lecture.

Benjamin K.
Durham, NC

This is excellent presentation, giving examples of the proper way to secure an expert. I recommend it.

John K.
woodbury, NY

This was a good lecture, covering a wide area and several expert uses that were new to me. Thanks for a good presentation.

Michael W.
Orange, CT

good solid presentation

David A.
new york, NY


Carl R.
Champaign, IL

I always enjoy Andrew Smiley's courses.

Kevin B.
Carrollton, GA


Margaret H.
Petal, MS

Great job!!!

Nicole N.
Irvine, CA

Very helpful and informative!

Steven H.
Bayside, NY

Very fine presentation.

Miriam S.
Orinda, CA

excellent practical advise

Harrison F.
Houston, TX

Good material and presentation..

James D.
East Islip, NY

Excellent lecturer

Ira Miles P.
White Plains, NY

Really interesting presentation. Easy to follow.

Charles C.
Wilmington, NC

Great on Issues but a rock star on letting you know as an attorney that this is a great area to practice because every day is different.

Joel T.
Palm Harbor, FL

Good presentation

Youngstown, OH

Attorney Andrew Smiley is so well educated when it came to this subject matter. I was completely impressed and in awe of how well this was presented.

Benjamin D.
Hawthorne, NJ


jon s.
Brownsville, TX

Excellent, MORE Andrew J. Smiley, please.

Steve S.
delray beach, FL


Pietro B.
Exton, PA

Very pleasant presentation

Rhonda W.
Bellmore, NY

Lecturer was very engaging.

Dennis M.
Columbus, OH

Excellent basic presentation.


Best of the best!! Intelligent & very well presented.

Steven W.
Squaw Valley, CA


Dwayne R.
Seattle, WA

Very helpful. Excellent preparation and presentation.

Jan h.
Hampton, VA

interesting presentation

Chris T.
New York, NY

this guy is a great lecturer. he has a good attitude and keeps the lecture stimulating and interesting.

Olivia S.
West Palm Beach, FL

I think the presenter did an excellent job of explaining the materials.

Charles S.
Arlington, VA

Fairly informative

Kathryn H.
Charlotte, NC

The presenter was clear and easy to follow.

Russell B.
Norfolk, VA

Presenter did an excellent job.

Martin S.
Glenview, IL

Very well done.

Byron M.
Chicago, IL

very good presentation; concise and informative

Walter M.
Chesterfield, VA

Great course

Erin B.
Salamanca, NY

Very helpful information, especially regarding non-medical experts

jesus D.
Houston, TX

one of the best


Very informative.

Dawn S.
New Rochelle, NY

good lecture--

Hamburg, NY

Well done & interesting

James D.
Chicago, IL

Engaging and very helpful overview. It helped me!

Daniel H.
East Northport, NY

It was a good discussion of the use of expert testimony at trial

Vincent C.
Portland, OR

very well done

Steven B.
Chicago, IL

Great speaker.

Eric B.
new york, NY

Great course

William B.
Pompano Beach, FL

Good Course

Henry A.
Fairfield, CT

Great program

Richard K.
Niceville, FL

Smiley is one of your best presenters

patricia s.
Jacksonville, FL

Great demeanor of instructor!

Loretta G.
Mount Prospect, IL

this attorney knows his subject area; wee presented

Michael P.
Palmdale, CA

Thorough yet to the point.

Fabian B.
Washington Crossing, PA

excellent presenter

kenneth m.
ny, NY

Impressive and knowledgeable speaker

Bena O.
Chicago, IL

Enjoyed his style of lecture

Marc S.
Englewood, CO


Mark W.
Fort Covington, NY

excellent learning experience

Rodney S.
Staten Island, NY

Very good

Mario R.
Houston, TX

smooth and entertaining

Vera S.
Key Biscayne, FL


Stanley O.
East Northport, NY

Excellent course. Good preparation, presentation and insights with practical examples

Derrick R.
Venice, CA

excellent course.

Gerardo G.
McAllen, TX

Effective presentation.

Caroline P.
Pensacola, FL

good presentation and kept me interested

Thomas M.
Washington, DC

Fast paced and authentic.

Elizabeth H.
Evergreen, CO

Great presenter and excellent material. Good overview of this subject.

Peter H.
Leetonia, OH

This lawyer is really sharp

David T.
Beaumont, TX

A superb lecture on expert witnesses.

Jeffrey W.
Dallas, TX

The speaker did a great job

Janice G.
Cleveland, OH

speaker was really good!

Arthur G.
Brooklyn, NY

Easy to understand. Presented well.

Natasha M.
Milwaukee, WI

Practical advice

Veronica O.
Franklin Square, NY

Well done, clear and concise

Elizabeth K.
Cleveland, OH

very good presentation

Diego V.
Chula Vista, CA

Very informative.

Brandon A.
White Plains, NY

excellent and comprehensive

Margaret I.
Round Rock, TX

Good program!!

Angela D.
San Rafael, CA

Excellent speaker

Eugene M.
Kildeer, IL

I knew it all!

Christopher C K.
Orchard Park, NY


Drake B.
Birmingham, AL

Very good.

Virginia H.
Glen Rock, NJ

Great speaker; well organized and interesting presentation.

john w.
Pennington, NJ

Basic course well suited to newer attorneys practicing personal injury law

Bruce K.
New York, NY

He has skills!

Andrew P.
Manvel, TX

Great presentation; well organized.

Melvin A.
Encino, CA

Great presentation.

barry t.
Chesapeake, VA

Great presentation

William R.
Dallas, TX

This speaker was articulate and clear - despite having a cold - and the information was neatly packaged. Great job.

Michael B.
Irvine, CA

I learned a tremendous amount even though I have never handled a PI case. This was a great course.

Stuart T.
Portland, OR

basic but beneficial

Judd M.
Suffolk, VA

easy to listen to

John F.
San Diego, CA

As always, Mr. Smiley is very effective!

Kurt C.
Houston, TX

It was very insightful. Great presentation

Stuart G.
Ridgewood, NY

Very good presentation, chock full of info.

Timothy S.
East Greenbush, NY


Timothy S.
Jacksonville, FL

Very basic but still helpful.

Jeffrey T.
Dallas, TX

Very effective speaker. Will be looking out for Mr. Smiley on other web-based courses.

Napha T.
Saint Paul, MN

great tips and examples!

claude w.
Richmond, VA

He did a good job!

Timothy H.
Tazewell, VA

well done

Raul T.
Arlington, VA

Great presenter