Car accidents can be complex matters. While some of these wrecks involve only two vehicles with a very clear picture of who was at fault, other crashes involve multiple vehicles with less clear allocation of fault. Those car accidents that fall into the latter category can be more challenging to address in the personal injury context. After all, comparative fault rules could limit your recovery, so if you’ve been injured in one of these wrecks then you need to know what you can do to strengthen your claim as much as possible.
The value of accident reconstruction
One way to protect your claim is to have an accident reconstruction conducted. Here, an expert assesses all of the evidence available in light of scientific principles. This evidence may include the final resting positions of the vehicles involved, tire marks, road and weather conditions, and eyewitness accounts. Once completed with the reconstruction, the expert generates a report that can help a judge and jury understand exactly what happened and who is to blame.
Opposing reconstruction reports
If you’re accident is complex enough, then there’s a good chance that the other side will have their own expert whose report may come to a different conclusion than your expert’s. You’ll want to be prepared to counter this report in any way that you can, which may mean drawing the witness’s credibility and reconstruction methods into question. This requires you to have knowledge not only of the law, but of how reconstruction occurs in the first place.
Be prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve
On their face, car accident cases might seem pretty easy. The truth of the matter, though, is that they can be fraught with legal complexities that, when inappropriately addressed or overlooked, can jeopardize your claim. That’s why it might be best to have an experienced legal professional on your side to help you build the aggressive claim that you need and deserve.