How Our Car Accident Attorneys Utilize Accident Reconstruction Experts


March 19, 2015

Successful pursuit of a motor vehicle accident claim depends on gathering relevant evidence and carefully analyzing the facts. Frequently, there are conflicting witness accounts regarding which driver was at-fault. While physical evidence like skid marks, vehicle damage and the position of the vehicles might corroborate a particular version of the facts, sometimes there are still multiple interpretations of the physical evidence and witness testimony. The use of an accident reconstruction expert can constitute a valuable tool when deciphering conflicting evidence and developing a compelling case for the judge or jury.

Many people have a vague familiarity with the term “accident reconstruction”, but they have less of an understanding of what this term describes. The term “accident reconstruction” refers to the forensic process that involves evaluating all factors that contribute to a collision, such as conduct of the parties, weather conditions, lighting, road conditions and other factors that contributed to the collision. Many accident reconstruction experts are engineers or have engineering training. The process of evaluating crashes involves analyzing evidence, such as:

  • Photos of the accident scene taken from multiple angles
  • Law enforcement reports
  • Investigation of the accident scene
  • Collision points
  • Accident debris
  • Vehicle damage
  • Black box data (tractor-trailers)
  • Skid marks

There are many ways that our auto accident lawyers work with accident reconstruction experts to build the most persuasive claim for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement and other forms of loss. Depending on the facts of a particular case, our law firm typically secures relevant eyewitness statements and conduct investigations to gather evidence. We also may examine the vehicle with experts to identify potential malfunctioning components that might have contributed to a collision. Some specific ways that we might use an accident reconstruction expert to strengthen your auto accident claim include:

  • Determining the speed and direction each vehicle was traveling immediately prior to the crash
  • Evaluating the physics of the collision
  • Proving testimony regarding the expert’s findings
  • Analyzing the precise circumstances that a cause crash and the way injuries were incurred

Accident reconstruction experts are just one tool our personal injury lawyers may employ to build a compelling personal injury claim. If you or someone close to you suffers injury in a personal injury collision, you should be aware that insurance companies seldom agree with injury victims on the cause of a motor vehicle crash. Alternatively, insurance companies typically  dispute the severity of injuries experienced in an auto accident. It is not uncommon for the insurance company to contest both of these issues, which is why working with proven motor vehicle accident attorneys is an important step to protect your claim for damages.

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Category: Auto Accidents

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