Trucking accidents can be devastating, and may result in serious injury or even death. In fact, trucking accidents are some of the most dangerous accidents to occur on United States roadways. If you are pursuing a personal injury lawsuit or an insurance claim, an investigation of the accident is a vital part of building your case. Below is an overview of accident reconstruction in trucking accident cases and the use of experts in support thereof.
What is Truck Accident Reconstruction?
Truck accident reconstruction is the process of obtaining information about a trucking accident and examining it to determine its cause. Specifically, the procedure of investigating a trucking accident case can provide you with details as to how the accident occurred, the ways in which it could have been prevented, and the factors that contributed to the accident.
Trucking accident reconstruction helps personal injury lawyers to ascertain various aspects of a crash, as follows:
- How the accident occurred
- When the vehicles involving in the crash were accelerating and decelerating
- The position, time, and speed of the vehicles involved in the crash
- Whether human factors impacted the crash
- The vehicle speed at the point of impact
- The direction of travel
How does Trucking Accident Reconstruction Work?
An expert specialized in accident reconstruction gathers all of the evidence necessary regarding the accident. If he or she is retained quick enough, the expert can go to the scene of the crash and obtain vital information through taking photos of the damage to the vehicles involved in the accident as well as skid marks, and other critical aspects of the crash.
If the accident did not recently occur, a reconstruction expert can examine any photographs that were taken of the crash scene and the damage that resulted to the vehicles. Some of the factors that a reconstruction expert considers is as follows: the weight of the vehicles, braking and steering information, the conditions of the road, the weather conditions, direction of travel, and the surfaces traveled on.
In the event of a truck accident, talk to our 18-wheeler accident lawyer about your rights and legal options.
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If you or a loved one is seeking legal justice and monetary compensation for injuries or the loss of a loved one, call Giddens Law Firm, P.A. at (601) 355-2022 or Toll Free at (888) 335-2022. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. A truck accident lawsuit must be filed before its expiration date, also known as the statute of limitations. Please call right away to losing your right to possible financial compensation.
Giddens Law Firm offers clients a one-on-one, client-to-lawyer experience. Mr. Giddens gives your case the attention you need and deserve. He has handled countless personal injury cases throughout Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana.
Mr. Giddens focuses on serving those who have been victims of crashes involving 18-wheeler tractor-trailer semi-trucks, and is able to represent the victims as well as the families of those who have passed in such wrecks. Not only does Mr. Giddens represent the interests of those hurt in these wrecks, but he also studies the trucking industry and follows new developments in it so that he can remain at the forefront of trucking litigation. Mr. Giddens has served as an ambassador for the implementation of side underride guard protections, which can substantially prevent death or serious injury in nearly 75% of trucking crashes when installed.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call Giddens Law Firm, P.A. at (601) 355-2022 or Toll Free at (888) 335-2022. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds.
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