After a car accident happens, liability must be established in order for the injured party to recover compensation for the damages. This is not always easy to do and victims need to gather evidence in order to prove liability. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, this can include car 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?
In order to prove fault in a personal injury case, car accident reconstruction can help. This involves using an expert to examine the details of the accident in order to determine the events that lead up to the accident and how it occurred. There are various methods used to do so, including the following:
- 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
Who Could Need an Accident Reconstruction?
It is important to note that not all car accident cases require reconstruction in order to determine fault. However, there are situations in which injured parties can benefit from doing so. This includes those who are facing the following circumstances:
- 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 car accident reconstruction, the expert can study the case and rebuild the scene in order to uncover a variety of details about the accident and how it happened. This can include 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
Contact our Firm
If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an automobile accident, please contact my office as quickly as possible following the subject accident. It is important to consult with us early on so that we may begin the process of fighting for your rights in regard to any potential claim that you may have. The process is complicated and requires the expertise of a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney. CONTACT US TODAY!