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Is an accident reconstruction necessary for your crash claim?

On Behalf of | Nov 1, 2022 | Car Accidents |

You know that the other driver didn’t stop like they should have at the intersection wear your crash occurred or that they didn’t use their turn signal. The scene of the crash makes it clear, in your opinion, how the other driver was the blame.

However, when the police arrive, the person who caused your wreck tries to make it sound like the fault is all yours or that they didn’t do anything wrong. The police officer seems to find their version of events about as convincing as yours, or maybe they don’t believe your story at all.

Now you have to worry about the possibility of having a claim against your insurance in addition to not getting the coverage you deserve from the other driver. In a scenario where the other party openly lies about what caused the crash and a police officer doesn’t quickly discern the truth, you may need to obtain a crash reconstruction.

What do you need for a crash reconstruction?

The more information you have about the crash, the better. The speed of your vehicle and its exact positions before and after the crash are among the most important details. Ideally, you will take a moment at the scene of a collision to take photographs or even record video of the vehicles’ placement so that the professionals you employ have accurate information for the reconstruction process.

They will use the information you provide about the crash, including photographs of the placement of the vehicles and information about the damage caused to produce a realistic recreation of what occurred before and during the wreck using specialized software. A well-done crash reconstruction could bolster your claim in civil court and also help you in an insurance dispute situation.

Proving your case can be a challenge

Individuals who need car insurance coverage often expect the claim process to be quick and simple. They may not understand how much of a challenge it can be to get coverage, especially when the other driver misrepresents the situation.

Those facing a contested insurance claim or dealing with an at-fault driver who lies about their actions may require professional support to handle the aftermath of the crash. Getting the right help, including evidence that shows what happened, makes it easier for you to understand your rights and hold someone accountable following a car crash.