After a car accident takes place, injured parties can pursue legal action in order to recover compensation. To do so, they are required to prove the other party involved in the accident was negligent. There are a variety of pieces of evidence that can help an injured party do so. When liability is in question, car accident reconstruction may be able to help.Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney for assistance during this time.
What is Accident Reconstruction?
Car accident reconstruction can be used in a case to prove who was at fault for causing the incident. This is made possible through an expert who examines the car accident to determine the events leading up to the accident as well as how it took place. This is done through different methods, 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?
While not every car accident case needs a reconstruction expert to help determine fault, there are many situations that can benefit from it. This can include individuals facing the following situations after their accident:
- 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?
Reconstruction can help to prove fault after a car accident in many different ways. This is because, by rebuilding the accident, it can allow the expert to learn 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
We understand the implications of a serious accident. If you believe you were injured due to another party’s negligence, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm. We are more than willing to help you recover the compensation you need to get your life back on track. Our personal injury specialists at Greenberg & Walden, LLC are standing by for a free initial consultation. Call us at 201-528-6928.