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Identifying the liable party in big rig-involved accidents

Louisiana roadways are more congested than ever before. Big rigs carrying full loads and hauling tandem trailers require more room to stop and make turns than passenger vehicles. If you are in an accident with an 18-wheeler, severe injuries with devastating effects can result. At the law offices of MGM Attorneys, we often represent clients seriously injured in a multi-vehicle crash involving a commercial truck.

According to Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc, state-of-the-art equipment aids in the accident reconstruction process when looking for the liable party in a crash involving many vehicles. Cutting-edge technologies such as those used in sophisticated drones, mapping equipment and simulation software provide significant details about the collision site.

Forensic engineering specialists and analysis experts study all elements of the crash, from traffic lights and signage to skid marks, side street and driveway locations. The damage of your car and all vehicles involved in the accident also offer clues to the cause of the incident. Comparisons of car and truck dimensions with published data regarding crush zones at various impact speeds help determine whether the vehicles are faulty. Examinations of witness, driver and passenger statements can show consistency, or lack thereof, with vehicle damage.

Retrieving the data on tractor trailer’s black box enables experts to determine the condition of the vehicle before the accident. Most newer passenger cars and trucks also have onboard computers that record pre-accident details, such as vehicle speed, if the driver applied the brakes and other related data.

The digital mapping equipment and other technology utilized can produce a computer-generated animation to reproduce the accident conditions. This enables the jury to see the accident and why it occurred. If it turns out that the trucking company or driver was negligent, you may receive compensation for damages and your injuries. Visit our webpage for more information on this topic.

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