After an accident, it can be difficult to piece together what happened. It’s also your word against theirs, and if they disagree with your version of events, you may need to bring in outside help to support your claims. If you need legal representation in Miramar, a car accident reconstruction lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help. Our Miramar car accident team has the experience to win a lawsuit using an accident reconstruction specialist.
Working with a car accident reconstruction specialist can be beneficial if it is unclear who was at fault for your accident. With available technology, a digital recreation of the accident can present a realistic recap of the sequence of events.
Accident Reconstruction Can Be A Crucial Piece To The Puzzle
When the scene of an accident is no longer available for a proper investigation, our firm might use the services of an accident reconstruction specialist. It is possible to rebuild the accident scene using evidence from the location and employing investigative techniques.
An accident reconstructionist can use the available information to represent the accident visually. With mathematic formulas, it is possible to approximate the speed of the involved vehicles, and, based on the impact angle, an investigator can demonstrate vehicle trajectories. With computer-aided graphics, the specialist can create a moving model of the accident to show how it occurred. This also allows them to see when injuries occurred during the impact and aftermath.
These experts employ various techniques to assess fault, such as:
- Computer modeling
- Crash dynamics
These professional crash investigators also use photographs, measurements, and other tools to create these realistic simulations.
How Accident Reconstruction Helps Prove Fault
Using records from the scene, photographs, skid marks, vehicle occupant medical records, onboard computer data, and other information, a reconstruction expert can provide such evidence as:
- Vehicle speed for all involved vehicles
- Rate of brake application
- Employment of evasive maneuvers
- Airbag deployment sequence
- The trajectory of vehicle occupants within each vehicle
- Course of cars following the impact
Applying scientific principles can pinpoint which vehicle was at-fault and what each driver did before, during, and after the collision. Because of the accuracy of this method of investigation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recognizes accident reconstruction as vital in promoting vehicle safety standards. As a result, the insurer, judge, or jury would recognize it as valuable evidence.
Compensation You Might Receive
When you are injured in a car accident due to another’s negligence, proving who was at fault can sometimes be challenging. By employing an accident reconstruction specialist, they can recreate the evidence necessary to allow our car accident team to fight for your compensation.
Damages from an accident can be economic and non-economic. Expenses that you incurred due to the accident and your injury are economic losses. They are calculated using medical bills, repair estimates, and doctor’s statements regarding necessary future medical treatment.
Non-economic losses are more challenging to calculate as they represent areas without a monetary assignment of value. Our car accident lawyer uses their experience with previous accident victims and a formula to arrive at a fair estimate of the value of these losses.
Economic Compensation Following A Car Accident
Some of the things we work to recover for you include:
- Medical expenses
- Diagnostic procedure costs
- All medical follow-up costs
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Home medical care
We will seek to obtain reimbursement for all your accident-related expenses.
Common Non-Economic Compensation
This form of compensation is not available through your primary means of financial recovery. Your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage doesn’t include pain and suffering. However, we may be able to demand these as part of a personal injury lawsuit. The areas for compensation under the non-economic category can include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
These areas encompass things that can impact your life but don’t always come with a receipt. The purpose of non-economic compensation is to improve your quality of life.
Wrongful Death Compensation
If you lost a family member in a Miramar car accident, a reconstruction specialist could assist in supporting your case for compensation. Knowing the facts of how an accident happened can aid you in filing for wrongful death compensation, which might include the following:
- Funeral and burial cost
- Final medical costs
- Lost wages (if the decedent was the primary wage earner)
Florida Statute § 768.21 outlines the parameters for making a wrongful death claim. Only certain family members may file claims through their loved one’s personal representative. It is helpful to check with a car accident lawyer to know who may request compensation for a lost loved one.
Actions Your Legal Team Will Take
Aside from hiring an accident reconstruction expert, your legal team will perform all the tasks required for handling your case. These may include:
- Investigating your accident
- Interviewing witnesses
- Reviewing the police report
- Checking photographs from the scene
- Locating any traffic cam video from nearby municipal cameras
- Organizing your documentation, including medical records
- Outlining your options for moving forward
- Negotiating with insurance companies
- Filing a lawsuit in civil court
- Representing you at all meetings and court appearances
- Providing you with regular case updates
When you partner with us, we will handle all the details of your case. That leaves you free to concentrate on caring for your family and working toward recovery.
Our Attorney Fees Are Affordable
With the financial instability caused by medical expenses and accident-related bills, the last thing you want is another expense. We understand that and offer our services on a contingency-fee-basis. For you, that means no upfront costs. We will represent you and cover filing fees and other related expenses.
When we are successful in reaching a settlement agreement or court award, our fees and reimbursement will come from your check. We will explain the agreement in greater detail during your initial consultation.
How The Statute of Limitations Might Affect Your Case
Per Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a), you have four years for a personal injury lawsuit involving an act of negligence. You only have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit when a fatality is involved, per Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d).
It is helpful to speak with a legal representative to ensure that filing deadlines are met. Failure to file a lawsuit in the designated period may result in forfeiture of your right to file.
Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine To Discuss Accident Reconstruction
Having the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine on your side can benefit you when seeking compensation. Our Miramar car accident reconstruction lawyer will pull out all the stops to provide top-notch legal service. Contact our office to begin your free case evaluation.
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