After a car accident, it can be difficult to determine who was at fault and what exactly happened. Especially if there were no witnesses involved or surveillance cameras in the area, you could end up with a he-said-she-said type of situation during negotiations. There is a way you can avoid this.
The accident reconstruction lawyers at John Foy & Associates serve residents of Mableton and the surrounding areas. They can help you figure out all of the details and aspects of your case, so when it comes time to negotiate, the facts are clear. Call us today for a free consultation at (404) 400-4000.
How Does Accident Reconstruction Help Me?
Car accidents are chaotic in nature. Many things happen all at once and often within fractions of a second. It can happen so fast that even witnesses to your accident may not fully be able to describe what exactly happened and how.
Because of this, it can be extremely challenging to prove negligence when you file a claim against the at-fault driver. The other driver can just as easily claim that you were the one responsible. Under the comparative fault laws in Georgia, if you get found partially responsible, there’s a chance that you may not qualify to file a claim anymore.
Accident reconstruction helps you prove exactly what happened during your accident. It allows you to paint the entire picture of the accident to present proper evidence during negotiations or trial.
What Will an Accident Reconstruction Lawyer Do for My Case?
Our lawyers will retain an accident reconstruction expert to:
- Review all of the facts and circumstances regarding your accident.
- Go over all medical records and police reports.
- Conduct interviews with any witnesses and review any CCTV footage if available.
- Survey the location of the accident and collect any pertinent evidence.
This is just a basic synopsis of what accident reconstruction experts do. They will re-create the accident you’ve suffered through to establish exactly how it happened and who was responsible.
Is Accident Reconstruction Real?
Many people believe accident reconstruction to be a form of pseudoscience. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Accident reconstruction is a science and uses evidence, mathematics, and hard data to come to accurate conclusions – there is no guesswork involved.
Accident reconstruction experts use:
- Evidence collected from the crash.
- Police reports and medical records.
- Accurate measurements and calculations regarding the damages of your accident.
Additionally, accident reconstruction experts also utilize event data recorders (EDR) that record the data of a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that these recorders take down data before, during, and after a crash occurs. These are present in almost all cars made in the past 15 years.
In short, accident reconstruction is legitimate and not fake. It is a valid way to strengthen the facts of your case and allow you to show that the other driver is liable for your damages.
Never Accept the Initial Settlement Offer
After an accident, an insurance adjuster may contact you to try and get you to settle quickly. They will claim that retaining a lawyer is expensive and not worth the trouble. Instead of fighting a lengthy legal battle, you can receive your settlement fast by signing their offer.
The only reason why they’re doing this is that they know a lawyer will consult with an accident reconstruction expert that can cause them to pay more in compensation. The insurance companies are simply trying to scare you out of receiving the settlement you actually deserve.
The price of retaining a lawyer varies from case to case. While some lawyers charge upfront, we never do this. We will only accept payment if we win you compensation. If we don’t win a settlement on your behalf, you owe us absolutely nothing.
Over $1 Billion Recovered for Our Clients
The attorneys at John Foy & Associates have recovered over $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Our results speak for themselves. We always work hard to ensure that our clients get the best settlement possible with the maximum amount of compensation available to them for their damages.
While other law firms make excuses, we get results. Our primary concern is always your interests first above all else. You can trust our team to fight hard for you. We won’t hesitate to go to trial on your behalf if negotiations fall through.
Call Our Law Office Today
The law firm of John Foy & Associates is available 24/7. You can schedule an appointment with one of our accident reconstruction lawyers in Mableton today by calling us at (404) 400-4000 or submitting a contact form on our website.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us. There is no risk or obligation when you call in.