After being involved in a car accident, recovering compensation for a claim can prove to be difficult in many situations. This is especially so if the parties involved disagree regarding who is at fault for the crash. That is why injured parties must gather a range of evidence that shows the other party’s fault and involvement. In some cases, this can include accident reconstruction. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for assistance during this time.
What is Accident Reconstruction?
There are many people who use accident reconstruction to help build their case after a car accident. This 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?
It is important to note that not all victims of an accident need accident reconstruction for their case. Individuals who can 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?
By using accident reconstruction, injured parties can determine the following about their case:
- 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
Contact our Firm
We understand the impact a serious injury can have on an individual’s life. If you have been injured in New Jersey due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney who can assess your situation and guide you through your legal options. Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.