In order for a car accident victim to recover compensation for damages, they are required to prove fault in a lawsuit. This is not always easy, as those involved in an accident may not agree regarding fault. It is because of this that the injured party must gather evidence that proves it, such as car accident reconstruction in some cases. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney for assistance during this time.
What is Accident Reconstruction?
Car accident reconstruction exists in order to help prove fault in a personal injury case. This is done by an expert who examines the details of the accident in order to rebuild it and determine what happened. This includes the events leading up to the accident and how it occurred. Various methods are used to do so, including:
- 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?
Not all car accident cases need car accident reconstruction in order to figure out who is at fault for causing it. While this is true, there are many situations that can benefit from it. This includes individuals who are dealing with the following circumstances:
- 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?
When an expert studies a car accident and works to rebuild the scene, they can uncover a variety of details that allow them to determine who was at fault for causing it. This can include 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
Marc N. Needelman is an experienced attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. If you need an attorney who is ready to fight for the financial compensation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up a free initial consultation. Our firm deals with matters relating to real estate, personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, and more.