Here are a few questions you might consider asking the defense expert during cross-examination:
- Can you explain the mechanics of how a spinal injury can be caused by a low-speed collision?
- Are there any factors that can increase the likelihood of a spinal injury occurring in a low-speed collision, such as the angle of impact or the position of the body at the time of the collision?
- Can you provide any examples of cases where a spinal injury was sustained in a low-speed collision?
- Are there any medical studies or research that support the idea that a spinal injury can be caused by a low-speed collision?
- Can you explain why you believe the plaintiff's spinal injury was not caused by the low-speed collision in this case, even though it occurred shortly after the accident?
By asking these types of questions, you can challenge the defense expert's claim and present evidence to support the idea that the plaintiff's spinal injury could have been caused by the low-speed collision.
Scott D. Hughes is a California personal injury lawyer practicing in State and Federal Court.