Few car accident cases are completely black and white. Even in a fairly straightforward crash, the driver, victim, and witnesses may not accurately remember what occurred given how quickly and suddenly the vehicles collided. In other cases, liability may be much more confusing. That is where an accident reconstruction expert could help you prove the other driver’s liability and obligation to compensate you.
The victim of a car accident must prove the other driver caused the crash in order to obtain a good settlement or a jury award of damages at trial. You cannot rely on the police investigation to prove the cause of your accident. In many cases, they will not do a thorough investigation unless someone died, a crime was committed, or a hit and run driver was involved. An accident reconstruction expert could be helpful in many situations including:
An expert can reach conclusions about many important factors that impact the other driver’s liability and the amount of your compensation. He may review and draw conclusions regarding the following:
An accident reconstruction expert should have extensive education in physics and engineering and could also have some medical expertise concerning your injuries. The expert will utilize a wide range of information in determining the cause of your accident. This could include:
After completing his investigation, the expert would create various scenarios of how the crash occurred and analyze the data. Often he would use computer programs to recreate the accident and determine how various factors contributed to causing it. Using this information, he could answer some of these questions important in your case:
An experienced car accident attorney can advise you on whether you need an accident reconstruction expert and can help you find a qualified one. Call us at 888-733-2992 to schedule a free consultation.