Accident Reconstruction in a Semi-Truck Accident Claim

January 2, 2019 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
Accident Reconstruction in a Semi-Truck Accident Claim

Will Your Truck Accident Claim Benefit From Accident Reconstruction?

Semi-truck accidents are not only more destructive than regular car accidents but also can be significantly more complex. In comparison to the average car accident, semi-truck accidents will typically cause more severe injury and property damage and can be caused by many more factors. These factors can range from defective truck parts to steering mistakes made on the drivers part and many times there will be several factors that will occur together to result in a dangerous truck accident. As a result of a semi-truck accident or tractor trailer accident as they are sometimes called, many of those involved can be severely injured or may even lose their lives. The damages caused by these semi-truck accidents can often be extensive and disrupt an individual's life greatly. Those that have suffered injuries as a result of a truck accident caused by another party can potentially recover compensation for their damages. In a plaintiffs efforts to recover compensation for their injuries with a semi-truck accident claim, they may begin to realize how much more complex their truck accident may be than they thought. One tool that can prove useful in clearly determining the fault and source of the negligence of a semi-truck accident is accident reconstruction.

What is Semi-Truck Accident Reconstruction?

In order to better understand exactly what occurred in an accident, an accident reconstruction is done. This reconstruction is a detailed analysis done by experts that utilize all the available details and information on the accident. These accident reconstruction specialists can use data gathered from things like a Semi-truck black box and the accident site to reconstruct how the accident. From this accident reconstruction, all kinds of useful information that can be beneficial to an accident claim can be extrapolated. The root cause of the accident is often the most important piece of information but other things such as the extent of damage caused, how the damage was caused, and other contributing accident factors can be very helpful. A reconstruction of an accident can be done not just for semi-truck accidents but also for all kinds of motor vehicle accidents involving motorcycles and cars.

How Are Semi-Truck Accidents Reconstructed?

The reconstruction of an accident draws heavily on any and all available evidence in order to fill in the gaps of what actually occurred. In order to fill in these gaps of what occurred during an accident, reconstruction experts utilize a variety of techniques to connect the dots. First, the evidence is collected from the scene of the accident. Tire skid marks, debris, and pictures or video of the accident can assist in reconstruction. More data is also taken from things like a semi-truck's black box which logs all kinds of data including truck speed, position, and braking. Passenger vehicles also have started utilizing crash report technology that records useful data for accident reconstruction. The reconstruction of the accident is done utilizing technology and techniques that take information like direction, vehicle speed, and position and determines the specifics of an accident through calculation of the physical forces involved. The reconstructed accident can then be presented via diagrams, animation, or a model accompanied by comments by an expert to present findings as accurately and clearly as possible.

Semi-Truck Accident Reconstruction and Your Claim

When many victims of a semi-truck accident take legal action against the party liable for the damages they suffered, the defendant party will often dispute their negligence and sometimes fault in the case. In other instances, they may question an accident's damages or the plaintiff's own role in the accident. An accident recreation can help to clear up any disputes and better make your case for receiving compensation.

How can a Semi-Truck Accident Reconstruction Help Your Claim?

The presentation of an accident reconstruction as evidence can help demonstrate the negligence of a liable party more clearly. It can also more effectively tie the negligence of such a party to your injury and therefore better make your case. Complimenting a reconstruction of a semi-truck accident can also help to eliminate some of the conflicting accounts of an accident that may come from either side of a claim with cold hard facts and calculations that show an unbiased recreation of events. While a semi-truck accident reconstruction may be a very useful tool, there is a time and place to utilize it and not to utilize it. An attorney experienced in handling truck accident cases will know when to use a truck accident reconstruction and they will also know how to best implement it in order to maximize your claim's chance at success.

Contact an Experienced Florida Truck Accident Attorney

With a skilled attorney at your side, you have a significantly higher chance at success when pursuing an accident claim. Not only will your claim more likely to be successful but a lawyer can help negotiate a much better settlement than you ever could on your own. Even with a lawyer's fee taken into account, settlements obtained in claims that utilize a lawyer consistently remain larger than those obtained when someone goes at a claim on their own. There is no substitute for expert knowledge when it comes to seeking compensation for damages like lost wages, disability, and pain and suffering. If you or a loved one suffered from personal injuries as the result of a truck accident, you are entitled to compensation for your suffering. Take advantage for your no-risk, free consultation with the Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, your premier personal injury and truck accident lawyers in the greater Tampa Bay area. Our lawyers are happy to speak with you about your accident and what legal options are available to you They are here to fight for your right to operate your vehicle in safety, and they can advise you as to whether you have a claim for personal injuries under Florida law. Contact them today online or at (727) 451-6900. Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA 800 North Belcher Road Clearwater, FL 33765 727-451-6900


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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