After a car accident takes place, the injured party is able to recover compensation as coverage for any damages stemming from the incident. However, they are required to prove fault in order to do so. This can be done by gathering a variety of evidence. In some cases, this can include car accident reconstruction. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for assistance during this time.
What is Accident Reconstruction?
In order to prove fault in a car accident, some people use reconstruction. This involves an expert examining the details of the case to rebuild the accident and the events leading up to it. This allows them to determine how the accident took place. Methods that are used to do so can include:
- 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. This includes those who are facing the following circumstances:
- They 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. This can include the following:
- 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
Contact our Firm
Our firm understands how serious criminal and personal injury cases are. We are prepared to guide you towards a favorable outcome because we believe false accusations or preventable injuries should never cause a person harm. This is why those who require experienced legal counsel in New Jersey should do themselves a favor and contact The Law Office of Andrew S. Maze today for any criminal and personal injury matters.