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What purpose does accident reconstruction serve?

When you get into an accident in Ohio, you'll be facing a battle to prove your side of the story. This can be difficult in some cases, especially in instances where there may not have been many witnesses, or if the witnesses weren't considered reliable. This is where accident reconstruction can come into play.

First, what exactly is accident reconstruction? It's a forensic science in which the scene of an accident is reconstructed as accurately as possible based on physical evidence, eye witness reports, and science. The overarching goal of a reconstructionist is to determine the cause of an accident. They also look to discover any other potential contributing factors that may have led up to the crash. This includes:

  • The role of the vehicles
  • The role of the drivers involved
  • How the environment impacted things
  • If the roadways had a impact

Reconstructionists use kinematics, work-energy method, engineering principles, and software together to create incredibly detailed analyses of crash scenes. The information that is gathered from this analysis is then used in court to help prove who is at fault for the accident. These reconstructions can also be used to help improve the road systems, or to warn other drivers about dangerous areas of the road so future accidents can be lessened.

If compensation is your primary concern, then accident reconstruction may very well be a huge component in your case. In many situations, reconstruction can help prove that you weren't at fault, thus allowing you the opportunity to seek compensation from the driver who was.

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