In the aftermath of a car accident, injured parties can pursue legal action to recover compensation for the damages they incur. This is not always easy, as parties often disagree with who is at fault for the accident. It is because of this that they are required to gather evidence that proves the other party is at fault. This can include various things, including accident reconstruction in some cases. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced New York personal injury attorney for assistance during this time.
What is Accident Reconstruction?
Car accident reconstruction is often used to help prove fault in a lawsuit. This is done through the use of an expert who examines the case to recreate the scene of the accident in order to reach conclusions regarding the crash and events leading up to it. This is done 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
Who Could Need an Accident Reconstruction?
Car accident construction is not needed in all accident cases. Individuals who can benefit from it are those who may be 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 a variety of ways that car accident reconstruction can help injured parties in their case, including 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 injured in a personal injury accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.