If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, then you’re probably wondering what you can do to recover compensation for your losses. A personal injury claim might be your best bet, but you have to be aware that you’ll need strong evidence to support your claim before moving forward. This evidence can come from a lot of places, including police reports and eyewitness accounts, but in some instances, maybe even yours, expert testimony is necessary to show the judge and jury exactly who is at fault for the accident in question.
How an accident reconstruction can help your case
A lot of personal injury cases turn into he-said she-said scenarios, which makes it difficult for a jury to determine what, exactly, happened. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to help make the issue clearer for jurors. Amongst them is having an accident reconstruction conducted. An accident reconstruction uses the laws of engineering and physics to assess the facts at hand to come to a conclusion about how an accident occurred.
The facts analyzed can vary significantly. Tire marks, impact areas of the vehicles, witness accounts, weather conditions, visibility, and even the final resting place of the vehicles are taken into consideration.
Be prepared to defend and attack
If your case is at the point that it requires an accident reconstruction, then the other side might have their own accident reconstruction conducted. This means that you need to be prepared to protect your expert’s interpretation of the accident while at the same time attacking the other side’s expert. You might be able to point out deficiencies in the other side’s process and demonstrate the extensive experience and reputation of your expert. Your attorney can help you identify other tactics to deal with this issue.
Don’t leave holes in your case
Personal injury cases need to be well developed. Doing so increases your chances of favorably resolving your case without the need for trial, or winning in court. But in order to build the strong, fully developed claim you need, you have to turn over every stone to make sure that you understand every facet of your case and that you won’t be taken by surprise. This is where your attorney can help you develop what is hoped will be a winning strategy.