When a car accident occurs, people may disagree about who is at fault for the accident or even how the accident occurred. If some information is missing, it can be extremely challenging to successfully resolve a personal injury stemming from the accident. When you do not have all the information that you need about your accident, you may need to turn to accident reconstruction for help.
A Sarasota accident reconstruction lawyer can advise you whether accident reconstruction would be beneficial to your case. If the facts surrounding your car accident are far from clear, accident reconstruction can be a crucial element to your personal injury claim. To recover compensation for injuries suffered in a car accident, you generally must prove fault or negligence on the part of another party, such as another driver.
Without accident reconstruction, you may be unable to definitively prove fault for the accident, which can be damaging to your claim. You can count on the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to assess your situation and determine the need for accident reconstruction in your case. Contact our offices at 1-800-747-3733 and get a clear assessment of any personal injury claims that you may have.
Experts in Personal Injury Cases
Many people may assume that experts used in personal injury cases tend to be medical professionals who have evaluated or treated the injured parties. While medical experts do play an essential role in many personal injury cases that arise from car accidents, they are not the only experts who may be involved.
Accident reconstruction experts must have specialized education and training in accident reconstruction so that they can qualify as expert witnesses in court proceedings. Many of these experts are engineers who have developed careers in recreating motor vehicle accidents.
How Accident Reconstruction Works
Accident reconstruction is an evidence-based process where the goal is to produce the facts about how a motor vehicle accident occurred. Experts in the accident reconstruction field use a variety of tools and sources of information to complete their analysis of an accident.
Some of the factors that accident reconstruction experts may consider can include:
- The resting places of the vehicles following the crash
- Skid marks from any of the vehicles involved in the crash
- Any accident debris or road damage
- Weather conditions, time of day, time of year, visibility, and road conditions
- Injuries to occupants of the vehicles
In any car accident, some of these factors may be more relevant than others. Depending on the accident, some of these factors may not matter at all.
However, when considered as a whole, the accident reconstructionist can draw conclusions about how the accident occurred and what led to the accident. Depending on the nature of the results, your Sarasota lawyer can then use the accident reconstruction results as evidence to support your claim for damages.
Call 1-800-747-3733 today for your free consultation with a member of our team.
Why Accident Reconstruction Can Be Necessary
Accident reconstruction may be particularly helpful, for instance, if you or other parties involved in the crash do not fully remember the accident. There may be no witnesses to the accident if it occurred after dark and in a remote location.
If the different parties involved in the accident do not agree on what events transpired to cause the accident, then accident reconstruction may be the only way to determine what occurred.
Furthermore, if the other party has hired an accident reconstructionist who has determined that they are not at fault for the accident, you may want to get a second opinion from another accident reconstructionist to oppose the first reconstruction.
Another common situation in which accident reconstruction may be useful is in crashes that involve multiple vehicles. If no one can agree about the cause of the crash or all the parties are blaming one another for causing the crash, an accident reconstruction may be the only way to resolve these differences of opinion.
Settle Your Claim for Compensation Today
When you suffer injuries in a car accident, you may not know whether you have a valid legal claim against another party to the accident. At that point, you likely are consumed with getting medical treatment for your injuries, paying for costly medical bills, and handling your household finances if you are unable to work.
With the help of a Sarasota accident reconstruction lawyer, you may be able to pursue compensation from the parties who are responsible for your injuries. Call 1-800-747-3733 to get started on the process of getting any compensation to which you might be entitled.
You have a limited time following a motor vehicle accident to pursue your claims under state law. As a result, you should get legal advice about your situation as soon as you can following your accident. Otherwise, you risk missing out on the chance to hold the driver who caused your accident responsible for the costs of your injuries.
The attorneys and staff at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine stand ready to assess your situation, discuss your legal options, and assist you in making the decisions that are right for you.
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