Being involved in a car wreck is always traumatic. Because of that, even the best drunk driving accident attorney can have a hard time figuring out exactly what went on when they take on a new case. Using a variety of different techniques, attorneys can figure out what happened to cause a crash. Remember that there is more to this than you may think at first. It takes experts to reconstruct a drunk driving wreck.
If you’re suing a drunk driver for negligence, you still have to prove exactly how their negligence caused you to come to harm. It’s not enough to point out that the driver was drunk. When you’re working with an attorney, they have to be able to explain to the jury exactly how the accident happened and how the other driver’s negligence directly contributed to you being injured or you losing someone, if there was a wrongful death involved.
Good attorneys know how to utilize all of the resources available to them to reconstruct exactly what happened in the moments leading up to and following the actual car crash. Don’t worry if you don’t remember everything exactly as it happened; the circumstances of the accident will reveal a lot.
How does reconstruction work?
Automobiles have been available for more than 100 years. The properties of an automobile when it is moving at a specific speed, the capabilities of the average driver and the mechanical capabilities of most any automobile and the way that being drunk effects the driver’s ability to control their own vehicle are all well known. By analyzing skid marks left behind from the wreck, the placement of the wreckage, the damage to the vehicles and other information, the attorney can figure out what actually happened. This is a skill that professionals develop with a great deal of experience. There is also a tremendous amount of scientific knowledge available to help reconstruct the accident as it happened.
Read some vehicle accident articles to learn more about what happens during car crashes. The physics of vehicles when they are traveling under the control of the driver and when the drivers lose control of them are well understood. There’s a lot of great information out there available to the public about this, much of it actually being contained in defensive driving courses, i.e. braking distances at various speeds.
A good attorney will be able to get to the bottom of what happened in your car crash and to determine how negligence played a part in it.