Investigation involves collecting all available evidence through general surface and aerial photography; surface and aerial videography; and forensic mapping conducted using a variety of technologies, including Total Station, 3-D scanning, and aerial (drone) methods. The evidence typically collected includes, but is not limited to, scene/roadway geometry and crash related markings, stains, and gouges; vehicular damage extent and available electronic data; and witness statements/testimony, vehicular maintenance, recall and specification records, and pertinent roadway maintenance records.
Analysis happens throughout an active case. Frequently, in order to determine the causative factors involved in a collision utilizing accepted principles and methods, analysis will include scientifically processing data/evidence collected, evaluating possible hypotheses through applied physics, creating models, and recreating collisions electronically and through live testing methods.
After the analysis is completed, our crash reconstructionists typically present their opinions in written reports, diagrams, and other forms of admissible courtroom demonstrative aides (animations, simulations, and reenactments). During mediation, deposition, and trial, each of these methods is helpful to explain the expert conclusions relating to the collision.
How we do it
Technologies We Use
Air Bag Module (Black Box) Downloads
VBox for Skid Testing and Acceleration Analysis
Total Station Scene Surveys
Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders
FARO 3D Scanning
Nighttime Visibility Studies
The longer you wait, the less evidence there will be.