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What is an Accident Reconstruction Expert and When Do You Need One?

When someone is involved in a serious motor vehicle accident, they often suffer many damages: medical bills, lost wages, vehicle damage, pain, and suffering. Since there is so much at stake, it’s important that you put yourself in the absolute best position to be successful in winning your lawsuit should settlements fail. This may include hiring an accident reconstruction expert. 

What is an Accident Reconstruction Expert?

Whether you are successful in your motor vehicle accident lawsuit often depends upon your ability to demonstrate that the other party was negligent and that your damages were a result of that negligence. This includes offering evidence that the other party was, in fact, responsible for the accident itself. Sometimes this may include testimony from an accident reconstruction expert. 

An accident reconstruction expert is someone who is trained to examine what has transpired from a car crash in order to determine how the accident happened and who was to blame for it. Accident reconstruction experts look at many different things in coming to these determinations. They take into account the nature of the damage done to the vehicles and how the road on which the accident took place is laid out. These experts also provide full presentations in court that demonstrate their conclusions and thus, bolster your case. 

When Do You Need an Accident Reconstruction Expert?

As with hiring any type of expert, hiring an accident reconstruction expert costs money. Therefore, you will not need to hire one for every single car accident case. Sometimes accident cases are very simple. In a situation in which one party has a police report, video evidence, and witness testimony as to what occurred, it’s unlikely that an expert will be able needed to help them to win the case.

However, in a situation in which both drivers believe the other to be at fault, and both parties have evidence that they can use to support their claims, the case becomes much more complex. When there is no easy victory or settlement to be expected, it could be a positive to hire an accident reconstruction expert to testify on your behalf. But it’s best to speak with your attorney about the possibility. 

While hiring an accident reconstruction expert can be quite expensive, it may sometimes be worth the “investment” if it can help you to obtain the compensation that you deserve and that you need in order to move forward. 

The Attorneys at Ceja Law Firm Help Those in Houston Who Have Been Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident due to the recklessness or negligence of another, it’s vital that you understand what you are entitled to under the law. With this information under your belt, you can make important decisions regarding how you want to move forward. That’s why it’s in your best interest to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced Texas personal injury attorney.

At Ceja Law Firm PLLC, we understand the impact that an accident can have on many parts of your life and the importance of properly dealing with such negligence or recklessness. That’s why we will work to get you the compensation that you deserve. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today!