A car accident can sometimes be simple, and it is easy to tell who the at-fault party is. But most times, it is extremely complex and may require the help of several expert witnesses. An accident reconstructionist is one such expert who you may need in your car accident case to gain more clarity. Reconstruction helps in understanding how the accident unfolded and who is at fault.
If you were injured in a car accident, you deserve compensation. However, you would not be able to recover any amount from the defendant party unless you establish liability. Proving the other party guilty is not easy and requires solid information. Contact experienced attorneys at Sattiraju & Tharney, LLP in New Jersey, and know your options today.
What is accident reconstruction?
Accident reconstruction involves finding out how and why an accident happened by analyzing the remaining pieces of the accident from the site and reconstructing the events that occurred right before, during, and after the accident. The physical evidence left by the accident helps in determining the clues.
Accident reconstructionists work in reverse. They document and study evidence at the accident site and draw conclusions about the causes of the accident. Accident reconstruction can reveal several things, including:
- Car part or equipment failure.
- Running red lights or stop signs.
- Unsafe lane changes or wrong way.
- Visibility issues
- Dangerous road conditions
Reconstructionists may also develop 3D models of the accident or 3D animation to demonstrate how they believe the accident took place based on the conclusions they have drawn.
How can an accident reconstruction help your case?
The other party and the jury may not trust your word but will believe the evidence. Thus, facts found in accident reconstruction allow you to back up your claims and support your side of the story. Some benefits of accident reconstruction are as follows:
- You will get a more accurate picture of the data.
- You will be able to determine whether information from eyewitnesses is true.
Be prepared to defend and attack
Remember that if you have hired an accident reconstructionist, it is possible that the other party may have hired one as well. Now, what their reconstructionist may have concluded may not be the same as the conclusions that you have. You must be able to back up your expert’s interpretation with solid evidence and arguments while at the same time looking for areas where you can attack the other party’s reconstruction.
Remember that the insurance company will use everything in its power to deprive you of compensation. An attorney can ensure they do not succeed.