Our experience includes forensic evaluations of passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, 18 wheelers, and heavy equipment. Our staff has the education, training and experience in automotive design, service, repair, and maintenance. Our courtroom qualified experts have evaluated hundreds of failures involving accidents, fires, and personal injury.
Buses, 18-Wheelers, and Ambulances
Our experts are experienced with the large diesel engines and can determine mechanical failures associated with tractor trailers, buses and other commercial vehicles. Whether it’s determining the cause of an accident, roll-over, fire, or loading or hauling mishap, our engineers are able to obtain the facts you need to move forward with your case. U.S. Forensic can also obtain crash data for select commercial vehicles.
More information on our Vehicle Accident Reconstruction services.
Mechanical Systems Failure
U.S. Forensic provides fast and accurate answers to challenging cases. Our experts can evaluate automotive systems to determine if failure or fire occurred due to a manufacturing defect, service or repair, lack of maintenance, or operator error. We can evaluate:
- Sudden Acceleration
- Steering Failures
- Tire Failures
- Seatbelt Failures
- Fuel System Contamination
- Airbag Deployment
Post Theft Evaluations
Testing of fluids and major mechanical components can be performed to determine the pre-theft vehicle condition. Anti theft systems evaluations can be completed to determine theft deterrent capabilities. U.S. Forensic can also perform transponder and key evaluations.
Crash Data & Infotainment Downloads
Our mechanical engineers can download crash 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. Access the CDR Vehicle 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).
Vehicle infotainment and telematics systems store a vast amount of data such as recent destinations, favorite locations, call logs, contact lists, SMS messages, emails, social media feeds, whether vehicle lights were on or doors open, and the navigation history. U.S. Forensic can access this data through the use of Berla iVe equipment. To find out if a particular vehicle may be supported, please contact us.
As part of post-theft evaluations, our engineers can perform a key analysis to determine factors that may be critical to the case. To learn more, visit our key analysis page.
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