Determining the causes of an automotive incident pinpoints the responsible party or parties and aids in related claim settlement efforts. Part of the critical investigation process is gathering and interpreting accurate data.
We evaluate single vehicle and multi-vehicle accidents involving passenger cars, commercial vehicles and heavy tractor-trailer trucks. Through thorough investigation and analysis of single vehicle accidents, multi-vehicle accidents, vehicle-pedestrian accidents, vehicle-bicycle accidents and vehicle-animal accidents, our engineers, collision reconstructionist, and human factors consultant help you determine if human machine interaction, design problems, manufacturing problems, maintenance issues, or mechanical failure played a part in the incident.
Our engineers and collision reconstructionist have broad expertise in automotive losses including complex vehicle dynamics such as acceleration, deceleration, critical yaw speed analysis, time-distance analysis, projectile motion and vault speed analysis, friction, weight shifting, and reaction times to determine time and distance relationships for colliding vehicles. They inspect and evaluate vehicle components including steering, suspensions and frames, configuration and operation of brake systems, wheels, rims and tires, and trailer coupling devices for fifth wheels.
Our human factors consultant examines a roadway incident in relation to the physical, cognitive and behavioral aspects of the human-vehicle interaction. This could include factors such as distracted driving, stress and fatigue, attention, visual perception and reaction, conspicuity of roadway hazards, roadway geometry, looming, weather, and ambient lighting.