Accident reconstruction helps clear up what happened after a collision in Columbus. If someone else caused your accident, you might need a lawyer who can reconstruct the scene.
Learn about how our services at John Foy & Associates can help your case. There is no fee unless we win you compensation. To get started with a free consultation, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.
How Accident Reconstruction Works
Accident reconstructionists figure out what happened leading up to an accident. Accident reconstruction helps if you were injured in a crash you didn’t cause.
These experts will:
- Start with the ending locations of all vehicles
- Work backward to find out what happened
- Evaluate all damage, vehicle speeds, the accident scene, and even weather conditions
- Record tire marks and skid marks
The accident reconstructionist will look at every detail involving the crash, including how fast the cars were going and all drivers’ actions.
It can be hard to prove what occurred before and during an accident. Working with experts who can recreate the incident helps support your claim.
Accident reconstruction involves scientific and analytical processes to create a report. Your lawyer can use that report when building your case.
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Why Is Accident Reconstruction Important?
Reconstructing your accident helps any case, but especially those with conflicting evidence. For example, maybe the other driver denies they caused the accident or says you’re lying about facts.
Reconstruction can also help if:
- There were no witnesses.
- You can’t remember important details.
- There were severe injuries.
- One or more vehicles were totaled.
- The accident details are complicated.
Accident reconstruction gets to the bottom of what occurred. If you were not at fault, the process helps back up your side of the story.
Our firm regularly works with accident reconstructionists. Recreating the scene is one of many methods we use to build strong cases.
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Proving Fault in a Car Accident
Georgia is a “fault” state. When someone’s actions lead to injuries, that person is liable for the costs.
Here’s how it works:
- All motorists have a “duty of care” to drive safely.
- If a driver is negligent (which is another word for careless), the driver has failed in that duty.
- When a driver’s negligence causes an accident, the driver is responsible for any injuries.
If you suffered injuries in this way, you can seek recovery for your damages, according to OCGA §51-1-6. But you’ll also need to prove that the other driver was at fault.
Accident reconstruction is just one technique that helps prove fault. An experienced lawyer can connect you with the best tools to prove negligence.
What Is Fair Compensation from an Accident?
If you were not at fault, you deserve total compensation. That means recovering all of your losses from the accident.
You have a legal right to seek total compensation. Your lawyer will fight to “make you whole.” In other words, your claim should put you in the same financial position you were in before the accident.
Your lawyer will look at:
- Your total accident damages
- The percentage of fault for all parties
- The other side’s response to your claim
Fair compensation looks different for each accident. The best way to know what you deserve is by speaking to a Columbus accident reconstruction lawyer.
Learn your legal options during a free consultation with John Foy & Associates. Call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started for free today.
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What if the Other Driver Blames You?
Unfortunately, not everyone is truthful after an accident. The other driver might blame you to avoid liability.
Accident reconstruction can help when there are conflicting stories. If you were not at fault, recreating the accident will prove what really happened.
If someone is blaming you for the crash, contact a lawyer immediately. You’ll need help protecting your rights and building a case to prove your side. Accident reconstruction is just one process that can help support your case.
It’s best to avoid speaking with the other driver or their insurance company. Talk to a trusted lawyer who can help you first.
Claiming Your Accident Damages
If you were not at fault, you can seek compensation for all losses from the accident. That includes the following damages.
A car accident can lead to thousands or even millions of medical bills. Even minor injuries can be financially overwhelming.
You can claim all costs of treatment for your injuries, including:
- Doctor bills
- Emergency room bills
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medications
- Future treatment needs
Be sure to consider any long-term treatment you’ll need. Even if you need more treatment passed the two-year statute of limitations, you can still seek compensation if it resulted from the accident.
Your lawyer can help estimate future medical costs you might have. Talk to a trusted attorney as soon as possible, and see a doctor immediately.
If your accident caused property damage, you would have a property damage claim. But if you had physical injuries, too, you can include vehicle damage in your injury claim.
Property damage can include:
- Repairs to your car
- Replacements for your car
- Damage to other personal property
The accident may affect your current and future income. Thankfully, you can include lost wages or lost earning capacity in your claim.
Pain and Suffering
An accident can affect your life in many ways. Pain and suffering damages help you recover money for your emotional “injuries.”
Pain and suffering might include:
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- Scarring or disfigurement
Talk to your lawyer about the mental effects of the accident and your injuries. Your lawyer will know how to calculate your total damages, including pain and suffering.
Don’t wait to get started today. You have two years from the accident date to take legal action, and you’ll need time to prepare. Save all evidence you can from the accident, see a doctor, and call a lawyer as soon as you can.
Speak with a Columbus Accident Reconstruction Lawyer for Free
Get a free, no-risk consultation with John Foy & Associates today. Call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started for free.