The police come and take the statements and everyone is in agreement
that it was not your fault. Imagine your surprise when, several months
later you are being sued! What do you do? This is a time you might make
use of an accident reconstruction specialist.
The accident scene reconstruction specialist uses technology and a
specialized knowledge to 'redo' the accident to find the truth. Since numbers and
facts cannot lie, people find the valuable expertise that these
experts bring can make or break their case.
An accident reconstruction specialist will typically use four factors
when making their reconstruction of the car accident. These are roadway
geometry, mechanical factors, weather conditions and human factors.
Your expert will visit the scene, take measurements and review the law
enforcement agencies report. They will also visit with the witnesses, take
timing of lights, review the weather for that day and gather
statistics about the involved vehicles.
Once the information has been assembled, the use of modern technology
and special programs recreates the accident. Hopefully, the truth will
prove that you were not at fault. One thing that makes these reports
credible is the rigorous training and education the specialist must have.
There is also an ongoing process to continue accreditation. The report
complied is hard to dispute as it is the facts as reported.
When the day comes for you to go to trial, you will definitely find
relief in knowing that you have a professional on your side. Not only will
the case go your way, you may also find yourself awarded the expenses
of hiring the reconstruction specialist.
Hopefully, you will not ever find yourself in a position to need a reconstruction specialist, but if you do, be sure to check
references and have your attorney review any binding contracts. You will be
glad you did.