Car accident victims are able to recover compensation after being injured in an accident. However, in order to do so, they are required to prove fault. This can be done with a variety of evidence from the scene. In addition to this, some cases can benefit from car accident reconstruction to prove another party’s fault for causing the accident. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced New York personal injury attorney for assistance during this time.

What is Accident Reconstruction?

The act of car accident reconstruction uses an expert to examine the case in order to rebuild the accident in order to determine how it happened and the events leading up to it. The methods that are used to figure out this information can include:

  • Visiting the scene of the accident
  • Inspecting the damage done to all vehicles
  • Reviewing any medical records of injured parties
  • Studying the police report
  • Examining pictures/videos of the accident/scene
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Studying debris, point of impact, skid marks, etc

Who Could Need an Accident Reconstruction?

Not all car accident cases require reconstruction to prove liability. While this is true, there are many situations where the injured party can benefit from using it. This includes those who are facing the following circumstances:

  • They do not remember how the accident happened
  • There are few or no witnesses
  • The vehicles are totaled and cannot be repaired
  • It is complicated to prove liability
  • Victims suffered severe injuries or died
  • Pieces of important evidence are missing

How Can Accident Reconstruction Help a Case?

When car accident reconstruction is used to determine fault, a variety of factors that could have caused the accident can be brought to light. This can include the following: 

  • The vehicle speeds and movements 
  • The crash scene physics
  • The accident sequence of events 
  • The vehicle positions
  • The magnitude of impact 
  • If those involved were wearing seat belts
  • If visibility was an issue and why
  • If vehicle lights were used
  • Steering angles
  • If brakes were used leading up to the crash
  • If a vehicle accelerated before collision
  • If engine indicator lights went on
  • If cruise control was engaged

Contact our Firm

The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. We understand the implications of a serious accident, which is why we take pride in tenaciously representing our clients. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.