Accident Investigation Process
Serious accidents are especially important to be investigated quickly, and thoroughly, to find out why the accident occurred and who should be held liable and financially responsible. Experienced accident attorneys at Action Law Offices have the background and expertise to assess accident claims of all types. During the initial assessment of your case, it may be determined that more information is needed. For example, if you feel that your accident was caused by the reckless behavior or negligence of another party, this is typically how a more thorough accident investigation is launched.
Example of Reckless or Negligent Behaviors that may Launch an Accident Investigation:
- If a road sign is damaged, difficult to read or missing altogether; your accident could be the result of negligence and should be investigated.
- If your vehicle was struck by another driver who was driving distracted by texting & driving; their behavior should be investigated.
- If your car accident was due to another driver speeding or running a stoplight; their reckless behavior should be investigated.
- If you suffered or lost a loved one due to medical malpractice; an accident investigation can determine breach of care or intent.
- If you’re injured because a manufacturer failed to note important safety instructions or potential hazards; an investigation may support a product liability case.
Key details are important in a personal injury lawsuit. If you have been involved in a car accident, or any serious accident, we urge you to contact an injury lawyer as soon as possible. At Action Law Offices, a specialized team of professionals will investigate the details of your accident as well as the injuries of you or your passengers. In that process, questions or facts which may have otherwise been overlooked or unknown can be brought to the surface.
It is not at all uncommon for most legal professionals as well as insurance companies to hire their own investigators. There are also circumstances that may lead your injury attorney to hire outside investigators or experts such as:
- Medical Experts
- Accident Reconstructionist
- Biomechanical Engineers
- Vocational Experts
- Human Factors Experts
If these additional experts are called into your case, it is to ensure that you are well represented with facts from every angle.
An effective investigation helps to ensure that:
- The accident scene is protected
- Evidence is preserved & trustworthy
- Witness statements are obtained
- The victim receives answers
- The victim is not taken advantage of
- The victim has an outside, objective viewpoint
- Evidence needed for fair settlement is produced
- More control over the outcome of the case
- Insurance pays out fair compensation
Hire Attorney For Investigation Of A Serious Accident
It is common to think of hiring an accident attorney when there has been a wrongful death. However, it is not just wrongful death cases that are considered serious accidents. There are many other types of accidents that may constitute hiring an attorney to investigate:
- Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Child-Related Injuries
- Scars & Burns
- Neck & Back Injuries
Retain an Action Law Offices Attorney to Investigate Your Accident. Contact Us.
What Accident Reconstruction Experts Do
A traffic collision can have many moving parts and small details. Accident reconstruction is a specialized profession that uses physics, engineering principles and mathematics to collect data needed to answer questions. (Who, What, Where, When, etc.) The data is converted into knowledge and analysis which can be used in accident cases. This process involves intense examination do determine the chain of events that occurred.
Unlike police officers, independent accident investigators are not dealing with proving criminal acts. An accident investigator works backwards to reconstruct details from the scene of an accident. The intent is to show step by step exactly what activities lead to the accident and injuries that resulted from it. A private investigator with accident reconstruction experience can also act as an expert witness in court.
What Medical Experts Do
If you are looking to be fairly compensated for a serious injury, the opinion of an insurance adjuster is probably not going to be in your best interest. Be prepared to seek the professional opinions of several medical doctors if necessary. If psychological suffering or pain resulting from your accident has prevented you from working or living a normal life, you’ll need solid medical testimony to support your claim. Medical experts are sometimes hired by accident attorneys to provide opinions and observations pertaining to the health of their clients. Medical experts may provide testimony, by deposition or live testimony in court.
How Do I Pay For Accident Investigation
The attorneys at Action Law Offices work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not be charged up-front for any legal fees. This covers every aspect of the accident investigation process including reconstruction experts and medical experts. When we are successful in your claim, we’ll recover any costs that applied to your case from that verdict.
Start An Accident Investigation
Think you are ready to start the accident investigation process? An attorney from our office can tell you fairly quickly whether or not it is worthwhile to pursue legal action. Accident injury cases are what Action Law Offices has focused for nearly twenty years. We represent victims of tragic accidents of all types. If it’s unlikely that you can win your case, we’ll let you know. Find out what your options are by contacting Action Law Offices today for a free consultation. If you decide to hire Action Law Offices to represent you, there are no fees unless we win your case.