A personal injury lawsuit can be a great way to find accountability and recover the financial resources that you need to secure stability and obtain needed medical treatment. But proving one of these cases isn’t always as easy as it may seem. This is especially true when multiple vehicles are involved.
The challenges of a multivehicle accident
In order to prove liability and recover compensation, you are going to have to present evidence that proves who caused the accident. When several vehicles are involved, it can be challenging to pinpoint exactly who is responsible for the crash at hand. This can lead to everyone pointing the finger at someone else, which can make it difficult for a judge or jury to determine fault.
And if you are found to be partially at fault, your claim could be jeopardized. After all, under Texas law, the amount of your award can be reduced by the percentage of fault that is allocated to you. That is why you need to make sure that you are doing everything you can to protect your interests.
How an accident reconstruction can help
There are techniques to help you navigate a challenging case like this, though. One of them is utilizing an accident reconstructionist.
These experts are adept at taking the laws of physics and applying them to the facts at hand to determine fault. An accident reconstruction expert will assess every aspect of the wreck, from the resting position of the vehicles to the direction and severity of tire marks and eyewitness accounts.
Once their investigation is concluded, an accident reconstructionist generates a report that gives an opinion as to fault, supported by their findings. This report can be powerful evidence in court. But to give the report more weight, you will want to play up the expert’s experience and training.
Prepare to counter the defense
If your case is valuable and the facts make a determination of liability challenging, you will want to prepare for the other side to have their own accident reconstruction report. This report may differ significantly from the report that you obtained, which can once again complicate matters.
However, you may be able to find ways to distinguish your expert from that of the defense. Start by looking at the defense expert’s qualifications. Is their training up-to-date? Have they actually conducted a fair number of accident reconstructions? Does the expert have an interest in the outcome of the case? The answers to these questions could be key to your case. So, be diligent in preparing your arguments here.
Building a strong legal claim to support your position
An accident reconstruction may just be one part of your personal injury claim. Remember, there are a lot of aspects to your case, and you may end up facing challenges that you never expected. That is why as you navigate your claim, you may find it beneficial to have an experienced legal advocate on your side.
We know that you have a lot of representation options at your disposal, which can quickly become overwhelming. That is why we encourage you to fully research those firms that stand out to you to better determine which attorney is best for you. You might also find it helpful to discuss the specific facts of your case with an attorney who can give you a realistic perspective of the challenges you may face and your likelihood of succeeding on your claim.
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