The Impact of Technology on Personal Injury Cases - Insight from a Dallas Attorney

Navigating the aftermath of a truck crash in Texas can be difficult. This is especially true when trying to piece together the events of a major accident.

Of course, injured victims already have a lot on their plates with their injuries, medical care, and healing after a crash, so it's important to retain a Dallas personal injury lawyer with experience handling cases like theirs. Moreover, a skilled attorney can help you retain the services of accident experts to bolster the strength of your claim.

Reach out to our team at the Rasansky Law Firm if you have questions about how accident reconstruction might impact your case. In the meantime, read below to learn more about the role of expert accident reconstruction when it comes to commercial truck accidents in Texas.

Tech in Accident Reconstruction

The scientific method of accident reconstruction helps to establish what caused an accident. This is typical in accidents involving passenger vehicles, semi-trucks, motorcycles, and even pedestrians. The process of reconstructing the accident should start as soon as possible after the accident. Because of this, it is crucial to speak with a trustworthy personal injury attorney who can hire an expert immediately to get the ball rolling on your case.

Of course, several stages usually occur during this investigation phase, and these various steps will largely depend on the specifics of your accident. Here are some steps that your case's expert may take:

  1. First, a Texas expert reconstructionist will inspect and evaluate all vehicles involved in a truck accident.
  2. From there, this expert will review surrounding buildings, fences, tire marks, and trees. Because any and all of these can count as potential evidence, the expert will examine and photograph them all.
  3. Once they've reviewed the scene of an accident, experts will also gather police reports and information from potential witnesses to help reconstruct exactly what happened.

Expert Evidence & Tech in Texas

Here are a few facts when it comes to the role of these experts in Texas personal injury claims and commercial semi-truck collisions:

  • To work as an expert in accident reconstruction, one generally needs a background in law enforcement, and a Texas court must determine a reconstructionist's credentials. Officers must complete a training program at a police academy and serve for several years.
  • In Texas, these experts specialize in automobile, commercial truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, and public transit accidents.
  • These authorities utilize techniques ranging from physics and occupant kinematics to animating three-dimensional models and superimposing real-world photographs. Accident experts will use the data and evidence they collect from a crash scene, including tire tracks, vehicle data recorders, obstacles on the road, and information on roadway conditions.

The Texas Rules of Evidence stipulate how and when these officials can testify in a Texas court.

Tech Reconstruction in a Texas Crash

While it's not always necessary to have an expert in accident reconstruction testify on your behalf, it can greatly increase your chances of success in court. Your Texas personal injury lawyer may consult with these specialists for several reasons:

  • Since they are an expert in accident reconstruction, the court will likely give more weight to their testimony.
  • After the initial shock of an accident wears off, a person's memory might be untrustworthy, and an expert can help bridge the gap between a plaintiff's recollection of a crash and the actual events that unfolded.
  • It is not always possible to get eyewitness testimony, and even when it is, it is not necessarily credible. The court system generally trusts an expert in accident reconstruction to provide a faithful reproduction of the events in question.

Finally, experts who recreate Texas truck accidents do so by assembling the most substantial evidence and information about the case. This will help your legal team convincingly explain your case and prove liability.

For instance, the driver at fault or their company's insurance provider may try to shift the liability onto you, saying that the accident was largely or wholly your fault.

To refute these claims, accident reconstruction experts can provide an unbiased account of what happened before the collision and prove that the other party was at fault. When there are competing testimonies or gray areas in the physical evidence, this type of evidence can be quite convincing.

Moreover, damage and injury estimates can be more accurate when an accident is reconstructed. The extent of the impact and any injuries sustained can be determined by the expert's examination of the forces at play during the incident. You can use this data to strengthen your case for compensation for losses such as medical costs, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and more.

Evidence Outside of Court

Contrary to what you may believe, a comprehensive accident reconstruction report may be a powerful bargaining chip in discussions outside of court, as you work through the settlement negotiation process before going to trial.

Your attorney can use the expert's report to strengthen your case, making it harder for a trucking conglomerate or driver to deny fault or minimize your losses. In other words, if the accident reconstruction report is thorough enough, the insurance company may be persuaded to settle the claim out of court.

Contact a Dallas Auto Accident Attorney at Rasansky Law Firm

Throughout the duration of your claim, we pledge to treat you and your loved ones with dignity and care. You and your loved ones can expect nothing less than the utmost kindness and consideration from the moment you consult our team at the Rasansky Law Firm.

For more than 30 years, our lawyers have represented clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and across Texas in claims, including truck accidents, personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and many other torts.

If you or a loved one have been injured in Texas due to another driver's negligent actions or carelessness, please contact our Dallas auto accident attorneys at 214-617-1886. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to help you and yours secure the justice and fair, full recompense that you deserve today. We will stop at nothing to fight for you.



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Disclaimer: As a valued member of the Dallas community, Rasansky Law Firm’s goal is to improve the safety of all residents in the great state of Texas. These posts should not be viewed as a solicitation for business and the information included herein should not be taken as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual crash scene.

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