When liability is sought after a car accident, the injured party is required to prove that negligence took place. To do so, they must gather a variety of evidence that establishes another party’s fault for causing the accident. There are many different types of evidence that can help a case. One that is not always common but can be helpful includes car accident reconstruction. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney for assistance during this time.
What is Accident Reconstruction?
Car accident reconstruction can be used by an injured party in order to prove fault during a personal injury case. This is possible through the use of an expert to examine the case in order to figure out the events leading up to the accident and how it took place. The expert uses various methods to do so, 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?
Not every car accident case needs reconstruction to determine fault. However, there are different parties who can benefit from doing so. This can include those facing the following situations:
- 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?
There are many different ways that car accident reconstruction can help an injured person to prove another party is at fault for causing the accident and their injuries. This is because thoroughly studying the case and rebuilding the accident can help to determine 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
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If you have been injured as a result of a personal injury accident and wish to speak with an attorney, contact Ruben Law Firm today.