Insurance lawyers find it helpful, in the right case, to use an expert. What is important to understand is the criteria courts look at to determine whether someone qualifies as an expert. This issue is discussed in a 2022 opinion from the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division. The opinion is styled, Craig Janssen v. Allstate Vehicle & Property Insurance Company.
This case arises out of a hail and wind storm event alleged to have caused damage to Plaintiff’s property.
Allstate filed a Daubert Motion to Exclude and/or Limit Testimony of Plaintiff’s Designated Expert. This motion seeks to exclude the proposed testimony of Plaintiff’s designated handling expert, Gary Johnson.