As soon as an accident happens, once people are checked and treated for injuries the inevitable question of fault arises. In many cases, the answer – which is one of the most important aspects of insurance and legal claims arising from the accident – is unclear. Determining the answer to this question if often a complex process, but it’s critical for victims in order to prevail in a personal injury case or insurance claim. In cases such as these, an accident reconstruction expert can be an invaluable asset to setting the record straight.
Accident Reconstruction Experts
Accident reconstruction experts are trained, qualified professionals in the field of recreating collisions. They utilize a mixture of education, specialized training, and experience in the field to draw conclusions about how an accident occurred as well as the party responsible for causing it. It’s common to find experts with backgrounds in:
- Law enforcement
- Forensic engineering
Their job is to use factual methodology to demonstrate how an accident occurred and why. These experts draw from numerous sources, such as medical records, surveillance footage, evidence examination, and visiting the accident scene, to reconstruct and reenact the accident.
How Do These Experts Help?
Accident reconstruction experts can help settle disputed issues and answer previously unclear questions regarding fault in a collision. The methods and expertise drawn upon by these individuals can answer important questions such as:
- Crash impact magnitude
- The event sequence in a crash
- How and where any damage occurred
- Who drove the vehicles involved
- If a vehicle applied brakes prior to the collision
- Whether the occupants wore seat belts
- Vehicle speeds
These determinations are critical for victims because they can determine fault and directly affect the amount of compensation that may be available.
Contact a Lawyer Today
Victims of personal injuries have more than enough to worry about after an accident without the added burden of sorting through the chaos to determine what happened and who’s to blame. That’s why you need the skilled Mobile Personal Injury Attorneys at Stevenson Klotz on your side. We have extensive experience dealing with complex personal injury claims and have a team of experts ready to help investigate, analyze data, and strengthen your case for recovery. Call us at (850) 706-4226 or fill out our online Contact Page to schedule your free, no-obligation initial case evaluation. We are here to answer your questions and show you how we can put the best foot forward in your claim for maximum possible compensation.
Following graduation from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Eric Stevenson held a number of positions including Assistant State Attorney in the First Judicial Circuit of Florida. Eric has been practicing with partner Christopher Klotz since 2015 litigating personal injury and car accidents in Alabama and Florida.