Accident reconstruction of collisions is sometimes necessary to prove who was at fault, especially in complicated car accident cases. The outcome of a case depends on gathering evidence that can establish the other party’s negligence.
As the name “accident reconstruction” implies, the process reconstructs how the accident occurred. Doing so sometimes reveals the existence of one or more accident causes. In any case, the at-fault party or parties must bear the responsibility of compensation for damages.
Accident reconstruction specialists are typically engineers. In addition, they have specific training related to vehicle accidents, enabling them to analyze and evaluate causes. Their knowledge of regulatory standards also helps them determine whether a vehicle was defective or in need of repair. They can perform tests and conduct simulations to demonstrate how an accident took place. Some of the factors they examine might include:
Conflicting facts about the accident can complicate a case. One driver might give one account. Yet, another driver might have a completely different perspective of how the accident happened. Perhaps, there were no witnesses, or perhaps investigators could not locate the witnesses. In addition, evidence may be missing.
Another possibility is that the opposing counsel for the other party is using an accident reconstruction specialist. If that is the case, to argue the effectively, your attorney must refute those facts. By hiring their own reconstruction engineer to gather data, other plausible causes could be presented.
At any rate, when a complicated accident involves severe damages, building a strong case is crucial for achieving a favorable outcome.
A lawsuit can help you offset high medical and other accident related expenses. Sackstein, Sackstein & Lee, LLP provides a free consultation to review the accident and determine whether grounds for a lawsuit. Call our toll free number at (888) 519-6400 or reach out to us through our contact form