Accident reconstruction is the process of compiling data and evidence, performing a thorough analysis, and making a determination about how an accident occurred, namely, what forces were behind the accident. Accident reconstruction is most commonly applied in vehicular accidents, especially when there are doubts or questions regarding who was at fault. However, accident reconstruction may be necessary in other types of accidents.
Why is accident reconstruction important?
For car accident and personal injury victims, accident reconstruction is important because accurate reconstruction can be used as proof that the other party caused the accident to occur. By proving the fault of the other party, a victim can hold that party liable for damages, thereby recovering the compensation that he deserves for his injuries.
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Who performs accident reconstructions?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration formed the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) in 1991. Since that time, ACTAR has set minimum standards for investigators and reconstructionists.
When you have been in a car accident, the person who performs your vehicular reconstruction should be an individual or company with training and accreditation from ACTAR. While the accreditation is not mandatory, obtaining it is proof of reconstruction knowledge and best practices.
But what if I do not know any accident reconstruction professionals?
There is no doubt that accident reconstruction is incredibly important to a case, and that it requires highly specialized knowledge to complete accurately. With that in mind, your attorney should have access to a variety of different accident experts, including vehicular accident reconstruction professionals. Your attorney can hire a reconstruction expert on your behalf. And, better yet, when you hire an attorney who works on a contingency fee basis, he will not charge you for any upfront fees—including the costs of reconstructing your accident—until after your case is won.
Who can help me with my car accident injury claim?
If you have been in a car accident or suffered an injury in Ohio, do not wait to contact the Ohio personal injury or car accident attorneys at Bressman Law. Our attorneys believe that you deserve to recover your full compensation amount, and will do everything we can to make sure you get it. If your case demands accident reconstruction, we will work with the right professionals, and will get started on finding fault—and proving it—immediately.