On their face, a car accident can seem pretty simple. Generally speaking, one party acts in a negligent fashion, such as by running a red light or failing to yield, causing a crash and injuries to individuals in another vehicle. In these instances, a personal injury lawsuit can be straightforward. However, a lot of car accidents aren’t that clear-cut. In fact, those that involve multiple vehicles can challenging as far as allocating fault is concerned, which can be critical to your ability to recover and how much you’re able to recover if you successfully impose liability.
Could you benefit from accident reconstruction?
Because the allocation of fault is so important in personal injury cases, you need to be able to present strong evidence that not only places liability on another party, but also protects yourself from being hit with a significant portion of the fault. There are a number of ways to do this, but one of the best may be to have an accident reconstruction undertaken.
In an accident reconstruction, an expert in the field utilizes the laws of physics and applies them to the facts of the case to generate a report that identifies how the accident occurred and who is to blame. These experts might look at tire marks, the final resting position of the vehicles, witness accounts, and road and weather conditions to come to their conclusions. Their report can be quite valuable to your case, meaning that these experts can serve as powerful witnesses in your case.
Know how to protect your claim
In cases where accident reconstruction is deemed necessary, though, it’s important to be prepared for the other side to have their own expert witness who will contradict your position. You’ll likely face other challenges to your position, too, which is why it is important that you’re prepared to aggressively pursue your claim while at the same time defending it. Attorneys who are experienced in this area of the law will know how to anticipate and effectively counter defense arguments, which is just one of the many reasons why you may want to consider seeking out legal help with your claim.