You must prove the negligence of the truck driver or trucking company in causing your truck accident in Virginia Beach or Norfolk if you want to obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. It can be more complicated to prove the cause of a truck collision than an auto crash because Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules may have been violated.
You might need an accident reconstruction expert to prove the cause of your crash. How do you know if you need this type of expert? You should hire an experienced truck accident lawyer immediately after your wreck. They will advise you if an accident reconstruction expert is necessary and will have a network of qualified experts you can choose from.
What Is an Accident Reconstruction Expert?
An accident reconstruction expert is qualified to collect and analyze evidence from a collision scene and determine the cause of the truck crash. They often have a background in forensics, science, engineering, or law enforcement. This expert can be extremely valuable if the insurance company is disputing the cause of your truck accident.
How Does an Accident Reconstruction Work?
It is essential to hire an accident reconstruction expert who determines the causes of truck accidents and not just auto collisions. They will take some or all of the following steps in recreating your crash:
- Inspect the vehicles involved in the crash
- Visit the scene and take measurements
- Review photos and video of the collision
- Interview witnesses
- Review the police report, crash test reports, documents from the trucking company, and other information
- Review medical records
Once an accident reconstruction expert conducts a thorough investigation, they would give an opinion on the cause of the truck accident and write a report summarizing their investigation and conclusions. They could also testify at a trial and create a computer-generated reenactment of the collision.
If you were hurt in a truck collision that was not your fault in Norfolk or Virginia Beach, our skilled truck accident lawyers can collect the evidence you need to win your case and fight for the compensation you deserve. Call our Norfolk office at 757-625-1214 or complete our online form to schedule your free initial consultation today.