If you are the victim of a collision with an 18-wheeler, your injuries may be severe, and you may face a lifetime of care.
A thorough investigation will help to determine what happened. Your legal team may call upon reconstruction and biomechanics experts to assist.
Trucking companies rely on their high-powered attorneys and insurance representatives to protect their bottom line. Their experts will immediately begin to investigate a truck-car crash and advocates working on your behalf must do the same. Important evidence can disappear quickly due to passing traffic or weather issues. Accident reconstructionists and biomechanics experts will examine the evidence remaining at the accident scene to help determine the cause of the crash and who was at fault.
About injury biomechanics
Injury biomechanics professionals receive training in both tissue injury and engineering mechanics. Their specialized education helps them understand how the human body reacts to the impact of external forces. They use the latest technology available to analyze a truck-car crash.
Commercial trucks and late-model passenger vehicles are equipped with an onboard event data recorder, frequently called the “black box.” A collision will activate this kind of device and the information will include engine speed, vehicle speed, brake application, occupant presence and size, seatbelt usage and other information useful to investigators.
Result of negligence
The information that biomechanics experts and accident reconstructionists are able to assemble may enable your legal team to determine the cause for your injuries. For example, the truck may have carried event data recorder or it may not have had proper maintenance. As the victim of the crash, you can expect to receive the maximum compensation available to cover your current and future medical expenses, lost wages and more.