Accidents involving semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles are some of the most dangerous types of crashes in which a person can be involved. Unfortunately, recovering compensation after a truck accident can be complicated in these kinds of cases, which require a thorough investigation and a deep understanding of state law. To learn more about investigating the cause of your own truck accident, including how accident reconstruction could help strengthen your claim, please reach out to our dedicated team of Miami truck accident attorneys today.
What is Accident Reconstruction?
Accident reconstruction is the process of collecting information about a collision and then scientifically examining that information to reconstruct how an accident occurred. For instance, skid marks from the scene of the accident, photos of vehicular damage, and the resting positions of the vehicles after impact, as well as information about the weather and road conditions at the time of the crash, are all necessary to create an accurate reconstruction of an accident. As a part of this process, an expert will input this data into a simulation program before running a series of experiments, varying the speed and angles of travel until the simulation matches the physical evidence recovered from the crash. Eventually, the simulation will help determine details that are critical to proving fault in a car accident case, including:
- The time, speed, and position histories of the vehicles;
- The principal directions of force in the crash;
- The direction in which the parties were traveling;
- The parties’ speeds at the point of impact;
- When the drivers accelerated and decelerated; and
- How human factors impacted the collision.
Making these determinations isn’t possible without accurate and clear information, including measurements from the scene of the accident. To learn more about the ins and outs of conducting a thorough truck accident investigation, please reach out to our legal team today.
Why Proving Negligence Is Crucial
Accident reconstruction is one of many tools that plaintiffs can use to help demonstrate fault for a car accident. Presenting a strong case is important, especially in truck accident cases, which almost always result in serious injuries for the occupants of the smaller vehicle, who may end up stuck with hefty medical bills if unable to prove who actually caused the crash. When negligence on the part of the driver or trucking company can be established, however, an injured party could be entitled to compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Property damage;
- Permanent disability;
- Loss of future income;
- Emotional distress;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Wrongful death.
Proof that a truck driver was speeding, distracted, or impaired at the time of the crash can make all the difference in a claimant’s ability to recover reimbursement for these losses.
Get in Touch with an Experienced Miami Truck Accident Attorney
A dedicated Miami truck accident lawyer can help you prove negligence and attempt to recover compensation after your collision. Please call 305-371-2692 to set up a meeting with a member of the dedicated legal team at Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, LLP to learn more. We are available to address your questions and concerns 24 hours a day.