post by Ammar K.
An Expert Witness is someone who through the virtue of his training, education or experience can be considered an authority in his area of expertise. As such he can legally present his technical and specialist opinions in front of a court. An expert witness can be required in any number of forms by a court, whether he is a Financial Whiz or just a common mechanic, their opinion is considered highly valuable.
In some cases, the need for an Environmental Expert Witness arises. An Environmental Expert Witness is usually a technical expert whose domain is connected to the case in question. These cases may revolve around Air Quality Check-Up, Radiation, Soil Contamination, Toxicology, Waste Management, Ground Water Contamination, and Ecological Restoration among other things. They perform valuable services to the court by helping the court understand the implications of all the scientific jargon that the attorneys had been referring to.
An environmental expert witness usually has to rely heavily upon finding valuable samples and then analyzing them properly so that they can be presented in the court. This is one of the reasons that many of the Environmental Expert Witnesses occupy Research based positions in their various organizations. Their research expertise helps them in providing the court with results of their researches which relate to the case or help them in laying foundation of their arguments.
Sometimes, in high profile insurance and corporate cases, video productions or video depositions are used. During a video production/deposition, expert witnesses have to give their testimony on camera so that in case of death, their advice is duly heard. Video productions/depositions are useful in cases where any of the people that are prominent actors in the resolution of the case have to record their evidence before the trial starts as a fail-safe mechanism in case of their death before the proceedings start.
Expert Environmental Witnesses also help to find where the breach in code of conduct has occurred and may be approached to help find solution to those problems. In many cases, especially in cases that involve Ecological Disaster that have been caused by unethical dumping of waste materials by corporations, these Expert Environmental Witnesses help by demonstrating to the court how dangerous the situation may become if action is not taken to ensure its rectification.
Using Video Production For Your Environmental Deposition
“In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.” Albert Einstein