Jury instructions regarding expert witnesses in Indiana are outlined in Indiana’s Model Civil Jury Instructions, Rule 307. IND. MODEL CIVIL JURY INSTR. 307 (2016). These rules instruct the jury that expert witnesses are permitted to testify to opinions relating to the case at hand based on the expert’s “knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education.” Id. Additionally, the jury is given authority to determine how much weight and credibility to afford each expert’s testimony. Id. The rule instructs the jury to determine how much weight to afford each witness based on “the witness’s skill, experience, knowledge, and familiarity with the facts of this case; the reliability of the information supporting the witness’s opinions; and the reasons for the opinions.” Id.

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