How an Accident Reconstruction Expert May Help Your Claim
Some car accidents are difficult to assess. For example, there may be multiple parties and conflicting accounts of what happened.
That is why having an objective third party review the situation may be necessary. For instance, you may need an accident reconstruction expert to study the crash to help determine who should be held financially liable for your damages.
Our Brunswick car accident lawyers have helped many crash victims secure compensation and are prepared to bring in experts if necessary. Like you, we are focused on recovering full compensation for your damages to help you begin to move forward. We know how important it is to obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Below, we discuss what an accident reconstructionist does and how his or her testimony may help your claim.
What is an Accident Reconstructionist?
An accident reconstructionist is a person with expertise in rebuilding an accident scene to determine its cause. They may have expertise in reviewing a variety of accidents, but most focus on auto accidents. Generally, these people work as engineers, mechanics or even law enforcement officers with highly specialized training. Their job is to study an accident and provide their opinion as to how and why it occurred and who may be responsible.
The testimony from these experts may be used during a jury trial for injury victims who have filed a lawsuit against a liable insurance company.
It is important to note that both an injury victim and the liable driver may hire an accident reconstructionist to help prove their version of events.
How Can an Accident Reconstructionist Help Validate My Claim?
An accident reconstructionist’s findings may be able to help you prove whether the at-fault driver was speeding prior to the accident. He or she may also be able to find evidence of other forms of negligence, including evidence that may contradict the at-fault driver’s claims.
Accident reconstruction experts may review a variety of things to reach their conclusions, such as:
- Damage to vehicles
- Eyewitness statements
Additionally, as their title suggests, an accident reconstruction expert may be able to determine who caused an accident by rebuilding the accident scene and using physics, engineering and other physical sciences to help explain how it occurred.
Having this type of hard evidence may help strengthen the validity of your claim.
When Will a Claim Require Help from Accident Reconstructionist?
An experienced attorney is often able to help an injury victim prove another driver may be liable for his or her injuries and other damages without consulting an accident reconstruction expert. However, every case is different, and one may prove more challenging than another. It is important to have an experienced attorney who is prepared to consult experts if necessary.
An accident reconstructionist may be needed in some of the following scenarios:
- When evidence is difficult to find
- The injury victim does not recall details of the crash
- When there are no eyewitnesses
- If there are no videos or photos of the accident
- When there is a large amount of money on the line
Whether your case will require expert knowledge from an accident reconstructionist will depend on the facts of your claim, so it is important to speak to an experienced attorney as soon as possible to see how he or she may be able to help you.
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