Accident Reconstruction Experts
Our court qualified accident reconstruction experts can reconstruct an accident to determine speed, reaction times, stopping distances, driver input, mechanical failures and consistency with the accounts of involved parties. We have completed accident reconstruction cases involving:
- Passenger Vehicles
- Commercial Vehicles
- Vehicle Rollovers
- Minor Impact Accidents
- Multi-Vehicle Accidents
- Train & Vehicle Collisions
In addition to our mechanical engineers and ACTAR certified accident reconstruction experts, our biomechanical engineers can contribute to vehicle accident reconstruction cases. They evaluate accident/injury allegations to determine consistency of injury with damage and force received in an accident.
Crash Data Retrieval
Our mechanical engineers can download crash data (CDR or “black box” data) from electronic control modules (ECM) of passenger and commercial vehicles. Depending on the make and model of the vehicle, this data can provide the client with speed, braking, acceleration, and other key factors associated with the event and assist or accident reconstruction experts. Access the CDR Vehicle Coverage List to learn which passenger vehicles record data that can be retrieved from the Airbag Control Modules (ACM), Roll-over Sensors (ROS), or Powertrain Control Modules (PCM).
3D Laser Scanner & Accident Scene Reconstruction
By utilizing the 3D Laser technology provided by our FARO Scanner, our accident reconstruction experts can create a 3D replica of the accident scene including measurements, vehicle position, damage including undercarriage, distances, scene and roadway surface information. For example, if a case involves reported hydroplaning, our expert can obtain a 3D image of the roadway surface and exact measurements of pavement wheel ruts to obtain water depth measurements. With these measurements our experts can create a model of the roadway surface in question to demonstrate water depth and its role in a case. With this technology, our accident reconstruction experts can create a 3D animation of how a collision occurred, and preserve the accident scene.
Our tire experts provide clients with the information they need to make sound decisions regarding a tire failure case or claim. Visit our Tire Failure Analysis page, U.S. Forensic article How to Get the Most Traction on Your Tire Failure Case, or visit TireExpert.com for more information.
Featured Professionals in this practice Area
|Gabriel Alexander, P.E.||Professional Engineer|
|Kevin Brown, M.E., ACTAR||Mechanical Engineer / Accident Reconstructionist|
|Daniel Cross, P.E., ACTAR||Senior Professional Engineer|
|Brian Darr, P.E.||Professional Engineer|
|Michael DeHarde, P.E.||Partner / Principal Engineer|
|Mark Droubie, P.E., ACTAR||Senior Professional Engineer|
|Jeremy Hoffpauir, P.E., ACTAR||Partner / Professional Engineer|
|Matthew Ivory, P.E.||Mechanical Engineer / Accident Reconstructionist|
|Jay Vitagliano, ACTAR, CFEI||Certified Fire and Explosion Inspector|