Determining fault after a car accident can sometimes be tricky. It is because of this that injured parties are required to gather evidence that proves another party’s negligence and involvement in order to recover compensation for their case. There are a variety of ways this can be done, one of which includes car accident reconstruction. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced New York personal injury attorney for assistance during this time.
What is Accident Reconstruction?
People sometimes use car accident reconstruction in order to help prove fault in their personal injury case. This is done through the use of an expert who examines the details of the case in order to understand how the crash happened as well as the events leading up to it. This is done with various different methods, such as 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 every car accident case needs reconstruction in order to determine who was at fault. However, parties who can benefit from it can include those facing 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?
There are several ways that car accident reconstruction can help an injured party prove someone else to be at fault for the accident. This is because it can 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
Contact our Firm
A personal injury accident can have a great impact on your life and your bank account. At Katter Law Firm, we believe that everyone should be held liable for his or her own negligence; you should not have to bear the burden of someone else’s mistakes. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, visit us online or call us today!