How Car Accident Reconstruction Can Benefit Your Case By Larry A. Tawwater on March 04, 2021

Head-on car accidentVictims of car accidents are likely to suffer from substantial physical, emotional, and financial damages. If another person or party causes an accident, the car accident lawyers at the Tawwater Law Firm can assist injury victims in pursuing financial compensation for losses. A key aspect of a successful personal injury claim is proving car accident liability.

Our lawyers work with car accident reconstruction experts when building a case for our Oklahoma City, OK, clients. Car accident reconstruction allows our lawyers to determine the events that led up to a car crash, so that we can prove accident liability.

What Does a Car Accident Reconstruction Expert Do?

A car accident reconstruction expert uses scientific methodology, such as forensic mapping, crash simulation, and 3D animation to recreate the circumstances of an accident. By recreating the accident, these experts can determine key aspects of the collision, including:

  • The speed that vehicles were traveling at the time of the crash
  • The angle and location of the accident impact
  • Whether brakes were employed and how much the vehicles slowed prior to impact
  • Who was likely to be driving at the time of the collison
  • Whether seat belts were being worn when the accident took place
  • Whether weather conditions, road conditions, or other environmental factors contributed to an accident
  • The dominant cause of the collision

Do I Really Need a Car Accident Reconstruction Expert?

Many of our Oklahoma City clients question whether it is really necessary to work with a car accident recreation expert. They often assume that liability can be determined by looking at police reports and speaking to those involved in the accident, as well as any other witnesses.

If a car accident is straightforward and the liable party is ready to accept fault, this may be the case. However, more often than not, accident liability is contested. In these situations a car accident recreation expert is vital to proving who or what caused the collision.

The Work of a Car Accident Reconstruction Expert

Car accident recreation experts review available police reports, examine photos from the accident scene, look over witness testimony, and inspect involved vehicles. These experts also visit the scene of the collision and use scientific methodology that is unique to their field to recreate the accident in detail.

Car accident recreation experts undergo constant training. They use physics, mathematics, vehicle dynamics, photogrammetry, and other computer applications to recreate the events of an accident as accurately as possible.

How Soon Should I Contact an Attorney?

When someone has been involved in a car accident, we recommend that they get in touch with our lawyers as soon as possible. Our Oklahoma City legal team works with experts in the field of car accident reconstruction. We get investigators to the scene of an accident quickly, while vital evidence is still fresh and can be preserved. Investigating the collision site as soon as possible helps ensure that a thorough and accurate investigation can be conducted.

Schedule A Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, lawyers at the Tawwater Law Firm are prepared to prove accident liability and fight for maximum financial compensation. To discuss your case with our legal team, call (405) 607-1400, or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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