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The Role Of Expert Witnesses In Maryland Negligent Security Cases


If you or someone you care about was harmed due to inadequate security measures at a Maryland business, building a strong case could require the expertise of professionals. In order to shed light on who was negligent, expert witnesses could provide valuable insights.

To learn more about the value of your negligent security claim, how to achieve maximum recovery, and to explore the possibility of using expert witnesses to support your claim, have a conversation with a Baltimore personal injury lawyer.

Types of Witnesses and Their Significance

Statements by expert witnesses can help establish the standard of care that should have been expected in a given situation. In negligent security cases, this means evaluating whether a Maryland property owner or manager took reasonable steps to ensure the safety of people within the space, visitors, guests and residents alike.

Experts who have supplied statements for negligent security claims:

  • Security consultants. Experts in evaluating and designing security measures, security professionals can assess a property’s layout, lighting, surveillance systems, and control centers. After their review, they will determine whether the property owner implemented appropriate security measures based on the nature of the premises.
  • Trained to analyze criminal patterns and behaviors, criminologists can provide insights into the potential risks associated with a specific location. This is important in negligent security cases because a criminologist’s testimony can help establish whether the property owner should have been aware of the potential for criminal activity and taken steps to mitigate those risks.
  • Forensic experts. When a case involves criminal incidents on a property, forensic experts can provide a review of the incident itself. This may include analyzing surveillance footage, crime scene evidence, and other relevant information to determine the sequence of events and assess whether additional security measures could have prevented the harm.

Expert statements can also bring professional credibility to insurance claims and, when needed, expert testimony can be powerful in a courtroom. Insurance adjusters, judges, and juries value the opinions of qualified experts who can use their professional expertise to objectively assess a situation.

Experts Can Corroborate Claims

A crucial way an expert could help a harmed individual to connect with the recovery they need to move forward with their life is to corroborate their claims. They do this by providing an independent and professional evaluation of the negligent security practices. This reinforcement strengthens the victim’s argument for compensation and increases the likelihood of a favorable outcome.

As soon as you share your story with a Baltimore personal injury lawyer, they can look into the possibility of security consultants, criminologists, or forensic experts giving a new perspective to your claim. One that could significantly impact the outcome of your case.

Should you hire an expert to strengthen your claim? If you’ve suffered due to a Maryland business having inadequate security measures, know that a Baltimore premise liability lawyer at Iamele & Iamele, LLP can give you access to expert witnesses who could be key to securing the compensation you deserve. Contact us to book your fee-free appointment.

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