Some tragic auto accidents are investigated by a special unit of the Highway Patrol called the Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team, or MAIT for short. MAIT typically investigates certain wrecks involving serious injuries and death.

In this brief video, South Carolina auto accident attorney Rob Usry explains how the team develops vital evidence that can make a huge impact in your case. But the key is, you've got to have a professional who knows how to get it, and knows what to do with it.

Hey folks, we're talking about how a South Carolina Highway Patrol unit might be able to help you in certain severe crash cases. The multidisciplinary accident investigation team is dispatched to certain crashes that involve serious injuries or death. Basically, this team is trained to reconstruct the cause of a crash, so you've got multiple officers gathering tremendous amounts of evidence analyzing it and using it to recreate the cause of the crash and the intensity of the impact. Getting this evidence and using it the right way can have a huge impact on your case. That’s why you're probably gonna need a lawyer to do it.

More on that in a minute, but first what can you expect to be in the file. Ordinarily, you should expect to see detailed calculations like the speed of the vehicles that impact, multiple sketches and diagrams of the scene, enormous amounts of pictures from the scene, in DUI cases drug test and alcohol test results of the at-fault driver that can increase your chances at getting punitive damages, and in death cases you may get copies of the coroner's investigation report and even the autopsy. Of course you'll also get witness contact information and even their interviews.

Getting this evidence can make all the difference in your case but if it's going to make a difference you're going to need a lawyer. Why? Because you need to know how to get it and how to use it. if you wait too long to ask for it the evidence might be destroyed because the team doesn't keep it around forever. Even if you do get it you've got to be able to prove you can make it admissible in court or it's not gonna do you any good anyway. That’s what a lawyer is for.

 if you've got questions about getting MAIT evidence into your case or any other questions related to an auto accident feel free to fill out our get help now form right on this page to get you on the right path to getting your questions answered. I thank you for thinking about this with me and I hope I see you soon.

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Rob is a Spartanburg personal injury lawyer. Rob also practices as a workers' compensation attorney.