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Why Might I Need an Accident Reconstruction Expert?

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When you have a client who was involved in a car accident, you strive to do everything possible to help them. Unfortunately, these can often be “he said, she said” situations, making it challenging to prove who was truly at fault for the collision. Luckily, an accident reconstruction expert can help. This process helps lawyers understand the scope of the collision so they can have the necessary details to help their clients. The following blog explores this process in greater detail and explores why you must contact Connecticut accident reconstruction experts for further assistance.

What Is Accident Reconstruction?

When an accident occurs, everyone, from the drivers involved to witnesses, will have an account of what happened. However, this doesn’t always help prove who was innocent or negligent. Accident reconstruction is a branch of forensics that examines the physical evidence to reconstruct the accident, which is much less subjective than simply relying on the accounts of those involved in the collision. This means they study the evidence at the scene to create conclusions about how the accident occurred. Generally, these 3D models depict how an accident occurs and can make claims that help during a trial.

These reconstructions can showcase any errors made by either party that lead to the accident. They are widely used in courtrooms throughout the country.

What Does an Accident Reconstruction Expert Do?

An accident reconstruction expert will examine all the necessary evidence at the scene of an accident. This includes the damage to the vehicles, photos and videos of the accident and scene, road conditions, if any tire marks were left behind, and what the visibility in the area was like on that day. This information can be used to help recreate the accident.

To do this, they will also examine crash test reports and medical records. This is to determine if the injuries are consistent with what each party claimed happened.

Similarly, they are able to access “black box” data, which collects all information while the vehicle is in use. This electronic collection system can help an accident reconstruction expert determine how fast the cars were going, accelerations, breaking, and even when the wheel turned.

It is essential to understand that this is a form of forensic science and is very beneficial in trials to help prove fault. There are many fields that someone in accident reconstruction must be familiar with. This includes physics, math, photography, automotive, and computer applications.

If you’re an attorney looking to help your client, you’ll want to consider enlisting the help of an accident reconstruction expert. Our team will work tirelessly to help you with the assistance of those who are well-versed and experienced in this field. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do to help you.

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