Math, Science and Your Personal Injury Claim
Math skills wouldn't initially seem to be of much use to lawyers or those working on injury lawsuits in our area. However, in reality, math is used more than ever in the legal world to solve crimes, analyze fingerprints, and even by Traffic Investigators in car accident reconstruction. Our Panama City accident lawyer is quite familiar with the scientific aspects of these sorts of cases, even in seemingly simply situations.
For the young students who used to wonder how math would ever be used "in the real world," officers in some areas are now teaming up with local schools to show students how math is used in police investigations to identify suspects and solve every day mysteries.
For example, one recent article on the subject shared the story of a school program showing how math and science skills are used in a wide range of professions, including those connected to the law. Prior to becoming a traffic investigator, Officer Christensen, like many of us, didn't see the relevance of math and science in high school. But now, after finishing his 14-week accident investigation course, Officer Christensen will tell you accident investigations are "all math, science, and physics."
The math and machines used by police in traffic accident investigations may not be as exciting as CSI, but its use can play a huge factor in determining liability and damages in a personal injury claim.
Math is used commonly in Panama City car accident investigations. Mathematical equations are used to calculate a car's speed based on skid marks. Math is also used to determine the force of impact between two vehicles by analyzing air bags and other life-saving instrumentalities in a vehicle. Physics is used to determine the impact of a collision on the human body after being struck by a vehicle.
More than just calculating damages, math has become as imperative to accident investigations as eye-witness accounts and driving history. The increased use of math in accident reconstruction means we attorneys must be familiar with basic mathematical concepts and techniques implemented by accident investigators in order to best represent the needs of our clients. Understanding the concepts of speed, force, and impact are just as important as understanding the laws themselves.
Who knew math would be so important to your personal injury claim? Luckily, you don't have to understand the math and physics involved with your auto accident to bring a claim, but hiring an experienced personal injury attorney that also understands accident reconstruction can make a difference in the outcome of your case. These skills have become an integral part of the legal profession. It is now more relevant than ever before to have a Panama City personal injury attorney who understands how these techniques are used in investigations to ensure you are provided the best representation possible.
In most cases today there are ways to conduct sophisticated examinations to get very specific information that provide crucial information in local legal cases. That is why having an experienced Panama City accident attorney who understands these issues can make a huge difference. Our firm takes great pride in understanding each element of your personal injury claim and ensuring that no stone is left unturned when it comes to getting at the root of the incident. If you've been injured in an accident, contact our office today to see how we can help.