When a car accident happens, the injured party is required to prove fault in order to recover compensation for damages. However, car accident claims are not always easy, as the parties involved may disagree regarding who was at fault for the crash. It is because of this that injured parties must recover a wide variety of evidence from the accident to do so. Depending on how complicated the case is, it may be beneficial to use accident reconstruction. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced Texas personal injury attorney for assistance during this time.
What is Accident Reconstruction?
In order to prove fault after an accident, some people may use accident reconstruction. This involves hiring a qualified expert to recreate the scene of the accident after thoroughly examining the details of the crash. The process of doing so investigates, analyzes, and comes to conclusions about the cause of the crash as well as the events that led up to it. This can be done through the following methods:
- 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
Once this information is obtained, the individual can create different scenarios as to how the accident could have happened and use computer programs to re-enact the accident.
Who Could Need an Accident Reconstruction?
Not all accident victims need an accident reconstruction as evidence for their case. Those who can benefit from it are individuals who find themselves in the following situations:
- 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?
With the assistance of an accident reconstruction expert, conclusions can be drawn about 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
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If you or someone you know has been wrongly injured, you must not wait. Our firm is ready to help you through each step of the legal process to help ensure you recover the financial compensation you need to move on with your life. We are ready to help–all you have to do is contact Brock & Goetzmann, PLLC today.