‘You need an ex­pert who can re­con­struct the ac­ci­dent’

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

A If you are un­able to re­mem­ber the ac­ci­dent it will cause some dif­fi­cul­ties but that does not mean you will not po­ten­tially be able re­cover some com­pen­sa­tion. There ap­pears to be some dis­crep­ancy be­tween the wit­ness ev­i­dence and this needs to be con­sid­ered care­fully. Speed is a dif­fi­cult thing for wit­nesses to mea­sure and courts take wit­nesses ac­counts on speed very cau­tiously. What your so­lic­i­tor should have done, and it is un­clear from your query whether he has or not, is seek to ob­tain ev­i­dence from an ac­ci­dent re­con­struc­tion ex­pert. This ex­pert will con­sider all the wit­nesses state­ments, the dam­age to the ve­hi­cles and the ac­ci­dent scene in or­der to try to ac­cu­rately de­ter­mine what speed you and the other driver were trav­el­ling at, for how long you would have been vis­i­ble to the turn­ing ve­hi­cle while you were over­tak­ing and the ex­pert will then try and recre­ate the ac­ci­dent as best he can.

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