Truck accidents are known for causing catastrophic damage, often racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage expenses and medical expenses. Knowing how much is at stake, it’s obvious why you want to make the most of your personal injury claim after an accident. Depending on the circumstances of your accident and how much the other driver admits to, an accident reconstruction specialist could be an excellent resource.
Learn more about what accident reconstruction specialists do and what they could contribute to your claim. To talk about your next steps, call Bailey Javins & Carter at 800-497-0234.
A Number of Factors Complicate Any Truck Accident
To start, additional insight and expertise are often useful in a truck accident claim. Several factors make truck collisions more complicated than passenger vehicle crashes, including:
- The possibility of multiple crashes
- Additional pieces of evidence, including the truck’s black box and the truck driver’s driving history
- The massive blind spots found on commercial trucks
- The number of people fighting to relieve themselves of liability, including the trucking company, the owner of the cargo, and the driver
With these many factors at play, figuring out the truth can be a challenge.
What Insight Can an Accident Reconstruction Specialist Provide?
Accident reconstruction specialists have valuable expertise, knowledge, and training that may bring clarity to your accident and personal injury claim. They often have a background in criminal justice, law enforcement, or investigative work, all of which give them a solid understanding of the legal system and how your claim may work.
Your accident reconstruction specialist may start by looking at the existing evidence—having another set of eyes on evidence can provide additional insights and possibilities that other people would not think of. Their ability to decipher the information included in the black box may paint a picture of what the driver was doing prior to and during the accident.
This information often goes a long way in proving liability. Accident reconstruction specialists really shine when it comes to interpreting physical evidence, such as skid marks, physical damage to vehicles, road debris, and injuries. All of these things provide information on their own, but when you put them together, they can give a much clearer understanding of how exactly the crash happened.
How a Specialist’s Testimony Could Change the Outcome of Your Claim
Truck accident claims can be frustrating. Your attorney may need to negotiate with multiple parties to pursue the compensation you’re owed and dealing with so many different people inevitably cause delays. Even if the cause of the accident is clear to you and your attorney, you may find that the other parties are more reluctant to accept your retelling of events.
Clear and undeniable evidence is the key to changing their mind. Accident reconstruction experts are excellent at explaining things in ways that make sense and addressing any questions that come up. This can cut through multiple rounds of back-and-forth questions, saving you time, stress, and energy.
The information provided by an accident reconstruction expert can also demonstrate who is liable and to what extent the accident could have been prevented. It’s important to prove this as much as possible when so much money is on the line.
Getting the Right Specialist for the Job
How do you find an accident reconstruction expert and how do you know they’re qualified? The short answer is – you don’t. That’s one of the main benefits of hiring a personal injury attorney—when they need additional support or expertise for your claim, they know where to go.
It’s likely your attorney will already have one or more trusted reconstruction experts who can weigh in on your claim. They know what the other party will look for in negotiations, and if your case goes to court, they know what qualifications and skills will impress a jury.
Reach Out to Bailey Javins & Carter to Talk About Your Accident Claim
If you’re struggling in the aftermath of a truck accident, please know you’re not alone. This is an incredibly stressful experience, but you don’t have to go through it alone. The team at Bailey Javins & Carter is here to help you as you pursue full and fair compensation. To find out how we can help—just contact us online or call us at 800-497-0234.