If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation. But, in order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to prove that this negligence occurred. This can be difficult to do when it comes to car accidents. Luckily, an accident reconstruction expert may be able to help. Read on to learn more.
What is Accident Reconstruction?
Sometimes, it can be difficult to prove fault in a car accident lawsuit. In cases like these, you may benefit from accident reconstruction. Car accident reconstruction is performed by an expert in order to determine the events leading up to the accident and what happened at the moment of collision. This can be done by:
- Visiting the scene of the accident
- Inspecting the damage done to all vehicles
- Reviewing any medical records of injured parties
- Studying the police report
- Examining pictures/videos of the accident/scene
- Interviewing witnesses
- Studying debris, point of impact, skid marks, etc
Who Could Need an Accident Reconstruction?
It is important to know that not all car accident cases require reconstruction to determine fault. However, there are many situations where the injured victim can benefit from it. Some of the following situations may warrant accident reconstruction:
- You do not remember how the accident happened
- There are few or no witnesses
- The vehicles are totaled and cannot be repaired
- It is complicated to prove liability
- Victims suffered severe injuries or died
- Pieces of important evidence are missing
How Can Accident Reconstruction Help a Case?
When an expert studies the scene of a car accident in order to determine fault, they can uncover a great deal of information to lead them to a decision. For example:
- The vehicle speeds and movements
- The crash scene physics
- The accident sequence of events
- The vehicle positions
- The magnitude of impact
- If those involved were wearing seat belts
- If visibility was an issue and why
- If vehicle lights were used
- Steering angles
- If brakes were used leading up to the crash
- If a vehicle accelerated before collision
- If engine indicator lights went on
- If cruise control was engaged
Determining these factors can help prove fault, helping you recover the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact our firm today to speak with an experienced and dedicated attorney.
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