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Accident reconstruction, biomechanics and your car crash injury

On Behalf of | Sep 15, 2021 | Car Accidents, Personal Injury

If you suffer a serious injury as the result of a vehicle crash, you will want to know how it happened.

Accident reconstruction and biomechanics experts may join your legal team to learn more about how the crash and your injury occurred.

Reconstructionists investigate

There are numerous possibilities for the cause of a vehicle crash. Accident reconstructionists may join your legal team to investigate the site of the crash, especially when the accident appears complex in nature. These professionals will employ “scene mapping” to gather information from the evidence left behind: skid marks, fluid stains, damage to guardrails and other objects and much more. They can verify the direction in which the vehicles were traveling and their final resting positions.

Biomechanics experts analyze

Biomechanics professionals receive training in both tissue injury and engineering mechanics. They understand how various parts of the body react to external forces, such as the impact of a vehicle crash. They study the information from onboard devices such as event data recorders that activate during an accident. The details that emerge also provide pre-crash information: vehicle speed, throttle position, seat position, even occupant size.

Results help identify the cause

If you sustain a severe injury in a vehicle accident, you may need ongoing treatment, perhaps for life. Information that accident reconstructionists and biomechanics experts provide will help identify the cause of the crash. If a negligent driver is responsible for your injuries, you have a right to expect maximum financial compensation to cover your current and future medical costs, pain and suffering and more.