Since firearms may pertain to many different cases, firearms expert witnesses often have varying backgrounds, depending on the nature of each particular lawsuit. Firearms expert consulting may provide valuable information for cases involving such areas as forensic ballistics, explosives, criminalistics examination, forensic science, forensic accident reconstruction, forensic acoustics, law enforcement, security, and other disciplines involving the use of firearms.
Firearms expert witnesses are often from a background in law enforcement, as the field incorporates the use of firearms as a form of protection. Like other types of weapons used in law enforcement and security, however, the use of firearms must adhere to rules and regulations regarding the use of force, as violations may lead to potential accidents, as well as grounds for possible lawsuits.
Firearms expert witnesses may also have experience with laboratory testing, as the ballistics and firearms found in a crime scene may serve as forensic evidence. Police may be able to recreate the crime scene via shooting reconstructions based on the guns, bullets, bullet residue found on clothing, and/or bullet trajectories. Whether it concerns officer-involved shootings or other types of violence, a firearms expert witness may be asked to provide an expert opinion based on the findings of an accident investigation and reconstruction as a means of reaching criminal justice for the lawsuit in question.
For more than twenty years, ForensisGroup has connected attorneys with highly qualified experts from across the country. Call us today for more information or fill out and Submit An Expert Request Form to retain a reputable firearms expert witness for your case.