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New Jersey Car Accident Reconstruction | What to Know

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 play a large role in a car accident case. Read on to learn more. 

Can I recover compensation after a car accident?

If you were involved in a car accident due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation for medical expenses, damage to your car, pain and suffering, and more. However, it can be difficult to determine fault when it comes to determining fault, as car accidents happen quickly and for any number of reasons.

What does accident reconstruction involve?

An expert may determine the events leading up to a car accident and therefore fault 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 benefits from accident reconstruction?

Not all car accidents require reconstruction, as some are more complex than others. However, you may benefit from car accident reconstruction if: 

  • 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 my case?

Car accident reconstruction can help by determining: 

  • 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 the collision
  • If engine indicator lights went on
  • If cruise control was engaged

If you have any questions or concerns about car accident reconstruction, our firm is here to help. Reach out today to discuss your case with an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney.

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