Most car accidents happen in the blink of an eye. In the chaos, the average driver is unlikely to know exactly what happened.
When adrenaline kicks in, our instinct after an accident is to see if everyone in the vehicle is okay–we’re not necessarily thinking about who is responsible or how it will affect our insurance claim.
For this reason, many personal injury attorneys rely on auto accident forensics to help piece together the accident. Knowing what these investigators do can help you protect your claim.
In auto accident forensics, the investigator reconstructs the accident scene, which helps a jury decide who was at fault for a car accident. Auto accident reconstruction is highly scientific and involves investigative measures including:
Depending on how it’s collected and calculated, forensic evidence can serve as compelling evidence about what happened and why.
While eyewitness accounts can be unreliable, data doesn’t lie. This is one of the main reason personal injury attorneys order accident reconstructions. We want the truth.
Forensic accounts provide an objective view of what most likely occurred. Drivers only know their own account. Police officers and first responders are more focused on making sure everyone is safe and clearing the roadway than they are conducting a thorough investigation.
With objective data supporting your narrative of how the accident proceeded, a jury might be more likely to rule in your favor.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, the best thing you can do is focus on your health and healing. To collect evidence to support your point of view and lay the groundwork for a successful case, observe these practices:
Observe these tips, and seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible following your accident. Our team is standing by to provide a confidential strategic consultation: get in touch today. Call our office (504-434-7700), fill out the form above, or leave a comment below so that our office can set up a time for you to speak to someone about your case.