What to Know About Car Accident Reconstruction in New Jersey

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If you have been injured in a car accident due to another party’s negligence, you may wish to pursue legal action. But, this can be difficult if you do not remember the events of the accident, or you and the other driver have conflicting opinions about what happened. In cases like these, you may need to enlist the help of a car accident reconstruction expert. Read on to learn more about car accident reconstruction and how it can help your case.

What is Accident Reconstruction?

Car accident reconstruction may be performed by an expert who can help determine how an accident was caused and what happened at the moment of collision in order to prove fault during a lawsuit. Some of the various ways this is done includes:

  • Visiting the scene of the accident
  • Inspecting the damage done to all vehicles
  • Reviewing any medical records of injured parties
  • Studying the police report
  • Examining pictures/videos of the accident/scene
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Studying debris, point of impact, skid marks, etc

Do I Need a Car Accident Reconstruction?

It is important to note that not every car accident case will require car accident reconstruction. Some accidents are more complicated than others. You may benefit from accident reconstruction if:

  • You do not remember how the accident happened
  • There are few or no witnesses
  • The vehicles are totaled and cannot be repaired
  • It is complicated to prove liability
  • Victims suffered severe injuries or died
  • Pieces of important evidence are missing

How Can Accident Reconstruction Help My Case?

Car accident reconstruction can determine a number of important factors. Some of these factors include:

  • The vehicle speeds and movements 
  • The crash scene physics
  • The accident sequence of events 
  • The vehicle positions
  • The magnitude of impact 
  • If those involved were wearing seat belts
  • If visibility was an issue and why
  • If vehicle lights were used
  • Steering angles
  • If brakes were used leading up to the crash
  • If a vehicle accelerated before collision
  • If engine indicator lights went on
  • If cruise control was engaged

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact our firm to speak with an experienced and dedicated personal injury attorney. We are here to help with all of your personal injury needs.


Retaining an attorney after an injury-causing accident is the most effective way to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are legally entitled. To learn more about how we can help you, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or send us an email through our online contact form.