DUI Accident Reconstruction
If you were recently charged with DUI and you were involved in an accident, you need legal representation! Even if this is your first offense, the penalties for a DUI conviction that resulted in an accident are quiet severe in every state.
With an experienced DUI defense attorney on your side, you have a much better chance at weakening the prosecution’s claims and maintaining your good name. Only a legal team will have access to accident reconstruction experts who they can call on to testify on your behalf.
What is the role of an accident reconstruction expert?
If an accident reconstruction expert is called to testify, he or she will explain to the judge or jury the events that lead up to the accident by reconstructing exactly what happened. The expert will also reconstruct the accident, figure out exactly who or what caused it and explain why it happened.
Since the expert will be called by your defense team, he or she will look for any clues or evidence that can clear your good name. For example, the expert will look to see if the accident could have been avoided. If it could not have been avoided, they may be able to argue that alcohol should not be blamed for causing the accident.
The importance of hiring an attorney
The sooner you call an attorney following your DUI accident, the better! Your attorney can quickly contact their accident reconstruction expert who will arrive at the scene. Once at the accident scene, they can take pictures of skid marks and collect other essential evidence that can quickly disappear over time.
In addition, the expert will also take into account the weather conditions at the time of the crash, traffic and if traffic lights were functioning properly. He or she will also ensure that the vehicles involved in the accident had functioning turn signals and lights. The expert may also interview any witnesses and should review the details of the police report.
So if you were involved in an accident and were arrested for DUI, please don’t hesitate to contact a lawyer!