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Can an accident reconstruction help build your case?

| Dec 9, 2020 | Car Accidents

If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another, then you probably want some sort of compensation for your damages. After all, those damages can be quite extensive, affecting your physical, emotional, and financial well-being. While a personal injury lawsuit might help you recover the compensation you need, these cases aren’t always as clear-cut as they may seem. That’s why you need to understand the facts of your case, the law, and how to build a legal strategy that supports your position.

The role of an accident reconstruction

An accident reconstruction can be a great way to build your case. An accident reconstruction utilizes the rules of physics and other sciences to determine how an accident occurred. To reach a conclusion that is issued in a written report, an expert in the field analyzes a number of things, including tire marks, resting position of the vehicles involved, the weather, road conditions, road sign positions, and eyewitness accounts. The conclusions reached by one of these experts can be especially helpful when it’s not obvious how the accident occurred. Therefore, it can help you in your efforts to impose liability and recover compensation.

Be prepared to defend your expert

The chances are high that your accident reconstruction expert will be attacked by the other side, and the other side might have their own expert whose opinion differs. Therefore, you need to understand the ins and outs of taking, protecting, and attacking expert testimony. This can be a fickle thing given the legal nuances that can be involved. There’s also a lot at stake with this testimony, so you’ll want to handle it as competently as possible.

Build the holistic case you need to succeed

Success on any given claim isn’t guaranteed, but diligently working to build your case can maximize your chances of reaching a favorable outcome. Attorneys who are experienced in this area of the law know how to develop lines of questioning for expert witnesses, craft compelling legal theories, and argue persuasively for their clients. You could benefit significantly from that kind of advocacy and thoroughness. So, if you’ve been injured in a car accident, then you might want to discuss any potential legal action with an attorney of your choosing.

 

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