Car crashes are, unfortunately, the most common way that people are injured in America. From fender benders to major accidents, people are hurt every day. Also, an even sadder fact is that it is very difficult to get the compensation you deserve after you have been injured in a car crash. Insurance companies often put up a big fight before they will pay you the compensation to which you are entitled.
There are many ways an insurance company can dispute your claim, but the most popular one is the fault of the accident and, therefore, where the fiscal responsibility lies. That is why a car crash forensic investigation, and often a car crash reconstruction, is a crucial part of the legal aftermath of a car accident.
A car crash forensic investigation is when a police officer or an independent investigator attempts to understand exactly what happened in a car crash, using a variety of techniques including inspection of the crash site and involved vehicles, as well as measurements and formulas to determine what happened. As the results of a forensic accident investigation directly affect your injury claim, it is important to understand the specific steps, and the reasoning behind those steps, in the forensic investigation of a car crash:
Using data collected during an investigation such as:
The investigator is able to create a theoretical, yet probable, idea of what happened in an accident. Data collected by police officials and independent investigators during a forensic investigation is crucial for determining what happened in the car crash and assigning liability. The investigation is an important step towards you or your loved one receiving compensation after a car crash.