If you have been injured in a car accident, you may wish to pursue legal action. But, this can be difficult if you do not remember the crash, or you and the other driver have vastly different opinions about what actually happened. In this case, you may benefit from car accident reconstruction. Read on to learn more.
What is Accident Reconstruction?
Accident reconstruction is done by hiring a qualified expert that examines the details of the crash to recreate the scene of the accident. This allows them to come to conclusions about the cause of the crash and the events that led up to it 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
With this information, the expert can create different scenarios as to how the accident could have happened and use computer programs to re-enact it.
Who Could Need an Accident Reconstruction?
Not every accident calls for reconstruction. Some individuals who may benefit from it are those 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?
Through accident reconstruction, you may be able to determine 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
Determining these factors can help prove who was at fault for the accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in New Jersey, contact our experienced firm today.
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