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Can an accident reconstruction help your case?

Oct 15, 2021 |

If you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries in a motor vehicle accident, then you need to know what you can do to find accountability and recover compensation for the damages that have been suffered. This might sound pretty straightforward, but in reality personal injury claims that have the potential for a large recovery are often hotly contested. Therefore, you might have to dig deep into the legal tool bag to find ways to bolster your claim and maximize your chances of success. One of those tools that may prove helpful to you is an accident reconstruction.

How an accident reconstruction might help your case

In its simplest terms, an accident reconstruction is the process whereby an expert utilizes science, such as the laws of physics, to analyze a car crash to determine how it occurred and is responsible for it. To reach their conclusion, these experts take into account every aspect of the accident. They’ll look not only at tire marks and the final resting positions of the vehicles involved, but they’ll also consider the road and weather conditions at the time of the crash as well as any witness accounts.

These investigations can be powerful in your case, especially if your injuries were suffered in a multi-vehicle accident where it’s challenging to allocate fault. The expert who conducts the reconstruction will generate a formal report that you can use in your case, even using that expert as a witness at trial if needed.

Be prepared to defend the report

Beware, though. Defense attorneys will do their best to poke holes in your expert’s report. They might even have their own expert ready to testify to a contradictory conclusion. This means that you need to know how to address this type of testimony so that you can protect your claim as fully as possible.

Secure the legal assistance you need

In cases involving catastrophic injuries there’s simply too much on the line to put forth anything less than the best case under the circumstances. That’s why you might want to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you develop the strong legal arguments you need and deserve.