Factors looked at during accident reconstruction include steering angles, braking, use of lights, turn signals, speed, acceleration, engine rpm, cruise control, and anti-lock brakes. Physical evidence is catalogued and precise measurements are taken to create accurate diagrams, 3D models, and animations of the event.
Accurate measurements taken with total stations enable us to create accurate reconstructions of the incident. Vehicle speeds are calculated using accident reconstruction specific physics formulas.
Crashteams members conduct an in depth collision analysis and reconstruction to identify the collision causation and contributing factors in different types of collisions, including the role of the driver(s), vehicle(s), roadway and the environment.
Crashteams reconstructionists are ACTAR certifed reconstructionists with many holding specialized reconstruction or physics degrees. Every Crashteams member also has access to a worlwide network of reconstruction experts, and resource material to ensure accurate reconstructions.
Crashteams Units are equipped with state of the art laser total stations, high resolution cameras, and " black box " download kits. Using the latest technology for data aquisition enables us to collect the neccessary data in less time. More information on: Forensic measuring equipment.
Our Crashteams reconstructionists are the most highly trained and qualified individuals in the industry.
All Crashteams experts utilize survey equipment to produce precision crash scene diagrams and 3D models.These become important exhibits in court. We can deliver these exhibits in large formats and full color.
All Crashteams reconstructionists are qualified expert witnesses and have given testimony at all court levels and jurisdictions.
Your Crashteams experts can interview witnesses and secure detailed statements, as recorded interviews in audio and video formats.
Crashteams experts are all trained and certified as forensic animators. You will find it advantageous that your reconstructionist and animator are the same person.
Crashteams experts are qualified to use many different software applications to simulate the crash for the purposes of answering what if scenarios and exposing errors in the hypotheses advanced by opposing experts.
You may send us reports from opposing experts and we will be able to tell you immediately if a rebuttal is useful and if so, we produce professional, objective, commentaries.
Crashteams have the expertise coverage and manpower to take on all the crash investigation requirements of a community as a public private partnership.