When a car accident occurs, any of the parties involved may hire an accident reconstructionist if they desire. If the motor vehicle accident is serious or fatal, and if severe injuries occur, the first responder may be the one to call in the reconstruction specialist.
Now, some of you may be wondering, what is an accident reconstructionist and what does this have to do with my case?
What is an Accident Reconstructionist?
An Accident Reconstructionist is an expert, who is specially trained and qualified to recreate the accident scene after examining all aspects of the crash. Often times these experts have an engineering or science background or are law enforcement officers with specialized training.
The job of an accident reconstructionist is to investigate, analyze, and come to conclusions about what occurred leading up to the accident, and the accident itself.
To begin, they will analyze the accident from the final resting place of the vehicles. The will look at all factors of evidence including the crash scene, vehicle damage, injuries to the victims, and the weather.
The goal of an accident reconstructionist is to be able to reach conclusions about the speeds in which the vehicles were traveling, the severity of the accident, what the drivers were doing leading up to the crash, and any other factors that may have caused the collision to occur.
Accident Reconstruction is a combination of scientific analysis of the data gathering process that is formulated into a clear and concise report that is backed by expert testimony.
Do I need an Accident Reconstructionist?
If you were involved in a car accident that needs answers such as vehicle speed, collision severity, code violations, avoidability, or sight distance, then an accident reconstructionist may be exactly what you need.
Although many times accident reconstructionists are used when the crash is fatal or very severe, even some minor accidents may require expertise that would otherwise be overlooked or left to nonscientific interpretation.
When liability is clear cut, or the sequence of events is easy to establish, hiring an accident reconstructionist is not necessary.
Many people end up hiring an accident reconstructionist when:
- They can't remember how the accident occurred.
- There were no witnesses.
- The vehicles were destroyed beyond repair.
- Trying to prove liability for the crash is complicated.
- Serious injuries occurred.
- Other important information is missing.
How an Accident Reconstructionist could Help your Case
Hiring an accident reconstructionist could potentially answer many questions regarding your case. Depending upon the circumstances and potential issues in dispute, you may need an accident reconstructionist to:
- Calculate the vehicle speeds and movements at the time of the crash.
- Evaluate the physics of the accident scene.
- Determine the sequence of events and how the damage occurred.
- Determine the positions of the vehicles and the ability to avoid the accident.
- Determine the magnitude of the impact.
- Establish whether the people involved were wearing seatbelts. i
- Determine viability.
- Determine if the accelerated before the accident.
Let The Roth Firm Help you Decide if an Accident Reconstructionist is Right for You
If you were involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident in Georgia or Tennessee, let the expert attorneys at The Roth Firm help you decide if an accident reconstructionist is something you need for your case.
At The Roth Firm, we have a team of attorneys who specialize in representing car accident victims. When you speak with one of our lawyers, they will be able to tell you right away if the information is missing from your case and whether or not an accident reconstructionist is needed in order to prove your innocence and fault of the other driver.
Our attorneys are dedicated to helping accident victims receive the settlement that they deserve.
This means we will work diligently with you, and if needed, and accident reconstructionist so we can strengthen your case and help you receive the maximum amount of money that you deserves for your losses.
It's always important to contact an experienced attorney after being involved in a car accident that was not your fault.
The Roth Firm Car Accident Attorneys offer a free consultation to see how we can best assist with the recovery of your losses.
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