Accident Investigation And Reconstruction Services
This list of services is to be used as a guideline only. Actual services will vary depending on the type of accident and vehicles involved. Be assured that all investigative services performed are thorough, professional and tailored to the needs of the client.
Inspection of vehicles involved in accident
Seat belt, headlamp and/or tire examination Vehicle measurement and photography
Crash data retrieval
Download data and analyze
Written data summary
Inspection of scene
Document road type and available friction
Inspect positioning of road signs and/or signals
Identify possible visibility issues or restrictions on line of sight
Inspection and photography of other objects involved in a collision, such as bicycles, street signs, trees, buildings or poles
Inspection and photography of roadway evidence, such as skid marks or gouges
Review recorded statements
Review depositions Compare driver/witness accounts with physical evidence
Review police and/or accident reports
Assist in filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Review all case materials and determine if additional at-scene work is required
Data analysis and accident reconstruction
Compare all data collected
Summarize vehicle movements, including speed estimates and collision dynamics
Use occupant kinematics to explain occupant movement or ejections
Computer generated diagrams, 3D illustrations, animations & simulated results
Preparation of court trial materials
Provide copy of photographs, measurements and data collected as part of investigation Disclosure of opinions through complete reconstruction report
Large scale diagrams, illustrations and demonstrative exhibits
3-D animated video production
Review reports of opposing experts
A single photograph or digital video can be crucial in the identification of evidence and ultimate reconstruction of a collision by our experts. Likewise, a properly prepared 3D animation can be an influential factor in accurately relating a scientific opinion. Our reconstructionists take pride in their investigative efforts and expert exhibits they produce.
3D illustrations can be produced by our experts to exhibit the dynamic interaction between vehicles when they collided and moved off to final rest.
Accident Scene Photographs
Accident scene photographs can serve as a basis for many expert opinions, including the positioning of vehicles on the roadway before a crash, or their orientation when they collided.
Computer Generated Diagram
Pictured above is a computer generated scale diagram set over an actual aerial photo. Effective visual aids are often crucial in explaining the actions of the vehicles prior-to, during, and immediately after an accident.
Diagrams can be provided in printed form or on CD, with or without an animated effect. Scale diagrams are offered as part of our accident reconstruction service.
Based on scientifically reliable methods, traffic crashes can be animated, placing a person in the position of a driver, witness, or other participant. When properly applied, an animated view is an impressive resource.
In the above animation, the Semi-truck driver has crossed left of center and is on a collision course with the pickup truck ahead of him. A witness approaches in the opposite direction.
Our accident investigation and reconstruction services may include, but are not limited to, at-scene investigation, photography, scale diagramming, crash data retrieval, mathematical analysis, and preparation of court trial materials. Regardless of the case, our professional services are tailored to meet the needs of our clients.
Thousands of accidents occur throughout the United States every day. Effective accident reconstruction techniques help our experts determine if the actions of drivers, failures of equipment, or environmental factors played a role in a collision. Crash Data Services, LLC prides itself on developing informative conclusions based on scientifically validated methodologies.
|At-Scene Investigation||$300 per hour***|
|Illustrations and Diagrams||$175 per hour|
|Reconstruction & Analysis||$175 per hour|
|Trial Preparation & Testimony
|$175 per hour|
|Initial Phone Consultations||Free|
**For case specific fee schedule requests, please contact us.
***The At-Scene Investigation rate covers 1 Certified Reconstructionist and 1 assistant. Travel to and from the scene is billed at $200 per hour.
Retainers are required on a case by case basis. Initial phone consultations are always free.
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