A serious car accident means complicated scenarios that may be difficult to piece together after the incident takes place. Nevertheless, if serious injuries result from a crash, both the plaintiff and the defense in any resulting personal injury lawsuits will try to investigate and reconstruct exactly what happened in order to strengthen their side of the case.
In order to assist in painting the clearest picture possible for our clients in litigating their cases, at Reinig, Barber & Henry, we often employ a host of expert witnesses, who can provide expert testimony as to what may have occurred and provide other kinds of support for our clients’ claims for compensation.
Some of the experts we might use as required include:
Accident reconstruction experts: These professionals are able to analyze evidence, photographs, surveillance video and eye-witness accounts to reconstruct exactly what happened before, during and after a serious car accident. They may use diagrams, animations and a written affidavit to illuminate this information to support our client’s damage claims.
Private investigators: Private investigators can research background information, find out new things that can support a plaintiff’s claims and uncover important facts that can make or break a case.
Accident scene photographers: A picture is worth 1,000 words, and in a personal injury lawsuit, it could be worth hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars.
Medical experts and financial experts: Medical and financial expert witnesses can project the future medical expenses — and financial damages like lost wages, home health care and more — that an accident victim is likely to incur in the future.
Sometimes, the success of a personal injury lawsuit hinges heavily on the experts the plaintiff has on his or her side. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto collision due to no fault of your own, the lawyers at Reinig Barber & Henry are available to speak with you about your potential lawsuit and help you consider your legal options.
Source: Reinig Barber & Henry, “Car accidents,” accessed Jan. 27, 2017