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A Car Crash Reconstruction Expert Can Be Instrumental During Personal Injury Claims

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Lake County personal injury attorneysBeing involved in a severe car accident can impact the rest of your life. Not only can a car crash leave you with enormous medical bills, but it can also stop you from enjoying life the way you did before being involved in the accident. Through a personal injury claim, you may be able to get compensation for your hospital bills, prescription medication costs, and other expenses. You may also be able to receive compensation for your pain and suffering as well as any disability or disfigurement caused by the accident. These are only some of the damages available to injured plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits. However, in order for a person seriously injured in a car accident to win a personal injury claim, he or she must prove that the other driver was in some way responsible for the accident. Along with a qualified attorney, an accident reconstruction specialist may help you prove fault in a car accident claim.  

Proving Negligence or Fault in a Car Accident

Some car accidents are straightforward. For example, when someone is driving under the influence and hits a pedestrian on the sidewalk, there is little question as to who is at fault for the pedestrian’s injuries. However, some accidents can be highly complex and involve a variety of factors. Multi-car pile ups can be especially hard to sort out. In situations where fault is not obvious, an accident reconstruction specialist may be able to help. 

In Lake County, Illinois, the Technical Crash Investigations Team may assist in determining what happened during a serious car wreck. The team may be able to reconstruct the scene of the accident in order to understand whether or not a criminal offense has been committed. 

Another professional who can be instrumental in winning a car crash accident claim is an independent technical accident investigator (TAI). Specialized training allows TAIs to analyze physical evidence and data from a vehicle’s event data recorder (EDR) in order to determine the sequence of events that led to a serious auto accident. EDRs contain information about how a driver used the car’s breaks, accelerator, and steering wheel among other important data. This information along with vehicle damage, skid marks, and other evidence can be used to understand the actions taken by drivers in an accident.

Contact a Lake County Auto Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one were seriously hurt in a car accident, a personal injury claim may help you recover damages. To learn more about whether a reconstruction expert could help your claim, speak with a highly experienced Waukegan injury attorney regarding your case, contact Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. Call our office at 847-662-3303 today to schedule a free consultation.

 

Sources:

https://www.iatai.org/

https://www.lakecountyil.gov/861/Technical-Crash-Investigation-Team

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