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What Is An Accident Reconstruction Expert?


Disputes involving car accidents, and the expense connected to property damages and personal injuries, often result in an array of experts being called in to serve as expert witnesses. An example are accident reconstruction professionals. These experts are trained to analyze accident facts and provide an opinion on why the crash took place.

A Bucks County personal injury attorney can share with you if an accident reconstruction expert would benefit your case or not. If they could help, they will be brought in to provide scientific insight into what speed vehicles were traveling at and which direction they were traveling in, providing important clues into who was at-fault or if liability is shared.

What Qualifications Do They Have?

Individuals who work in accident reconstruction often have backgrounds in other professional fields. Some have worked in law enforcement and have real-world knowledge on accident sites while others began their career in engineering or another scientific field and are using those skills to reconstruct what occurred at an accident site.

There are programs that provide accident reconstructionists with certification in the field but other professionals learn on the job. These experts are talented at using simulation tools, working through the mathematics of car dynamics, and engaging with computer applications that provide them with the data they need to work through a crash investigation.

Contested negligence and other liability disputes could benefit from a reconstruction professional. They can provide important information in a variety of ways.

  • Examine and pinpoint specific errors that a driver committed, which can establish who was the at-fault driver and why.
  • Identifying the way in which a defective part led to an accident, which is essential for a product liability claim.
  • Analyzing how road conditions impacted a collision and if there is negligence connected to the roads not being maintained and cared for efficiently.

Essentially, what accident reconstructionists are doing when they look into a crash, is putting together a story in reverse. They study the evidence collected at the scene, after the accident, and then study each piece of documentation to reconstruct the event. Then, they provide testimony on if speeding, traffic violations, car failures, road conditions, inclement weather, or visibility problems contributed to the collision.

Who Can I Talk to About Accident Reconstruction?

Moving to collect a fair settlement from an insurance company means you need to have professionals on your side. It is common for insurance companies to have lawyers and accident reconstruction professionals on staff. They could be attempting to use their experts to reduce your payout. But a Bucks County personal injury attorney will fight for your rights and advocate for you throughout the settlement process.

What questions do you have about accident reconstruction professionals? You need a lawyer on your side who has handled many accent claims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Experienced legal professionals have connections to other qualified experts, such as accident reconstruction professionals, if needed. Expert testimony is a strong form of evidence. Discuss your case with the legal team at Kardos, Rickles & Hand. Call 215-968-6602 to get started.

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