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Accident Reconstruction

What is it and how does it help my case?

Accident Reconstruction is used to recreate a crash by investigating the circumstances of the accident and applying the laws of physics. The most important evidence necessary to reconstruct an accident is obtained from the physical evidence at the scene and by taking physical measurements.

In order to determine the most probable scenario that led to the accident, it is necessary to gather witness statements and obtain photographs and measurements of the vehicles, locations of skid marks, and damaged property.
Howell & Thornhill has a full-time, certified accident reconstructionist on staff to assist our clients.  Tommy Ray is a former Florida Department of Law Enforcement officer and has over 40 years of experience of police work.  Tommy has been instrumental in solving many “cold cases” and his investigation skills are crucial in our firm’s efforts to prove the truth of what happened in your crash.  Witnesses are often hard to find and elusive.  Mr. Ray has the experience and talent to help you, the client of Howell & Thornhill.

Police are on the accident scene for only a short time and often are unable to do a complete investigation. In the absence of a complete accident investigation, mistakes can be made that are honest errors. However, these errors can have an enormous effect on the issue of who will pay for your car, your lost wages, and your medical bills.

Reconstruction of your accident allows your attorney to set the record straight as to who was responsible for your injuries and make a recovery for you. It is the method by which we can show the insurance company that you were not at fault.

Since 1975 Howell & Thornhill is “Your Home Team.” Call now and allow us to put our team to work for you.
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Jesse Leon McDaniel reviewed Howell & Thornhill P.A. — 5 star
March 13, 2018

I want to say a special thank you to Tommy Ray for the help with a homeless vet. The donation of the tv meant so much to this vet he could not believe that someone he never met would help. This vet is a Vietnam Veteran and had nothing. This is the kind of people that work at Howell and Thornhill thank you. We now have this vet with shelter .
Breezy Luviano recommends Howell & Thornhill P.A.
December 17, 2018

My experience with Howell & Thornhill was beyond our expectations, Spencer and Roselia were always there when we had questions and kept us informed of anything new with the case.We can’t thank both of them enough for the services they provided. There’s honestly no better place to go.
Fred McClure Jr reviewed Howell & Thornhill P.A. — 5 star
June 8, 2018

What a great experience we had with this firm. Spencer and his team went above and beyond my expectations. Check them out if you need some legal help. Trust me when I say that these insurance company’s are get hard to deal with. You are definitely gonna need to bring your “A” game. So bring Howell and Thornhill P.A.
If you are injured by a careless driver do not even consider going it alone. PIP rules and insurance companies are  NOT USER FRIENDLY! Spencer Pastorin and Howell & Thornhill rescued me from the sticky web that no-fault has become. Recovering from a bicycle vs truck crash is certainly not easy but good personal injury lawyers can prevent a whole lot of frustration and help you get the compensation you deserve.

- Mike Mosall