Vehicle Accident Reconstruction 

Vehicular accidents don’t just happen on the road, they happen off the road, on the water, in the air, and in industrial environments. Our different types of accident reconstruction analyses can help to gather significant amounts of data that can aid in determining the what and why behind an accident, taking into account different points in time. These insights can go a long way for insurance and court cases and training purposes.

Choosing the Right Accident Reconstruction Expert

One must scrutinize the experience, training, education, and certifications of a potential accident reconstruction expert. Professionals should have a background in science, engineering, accident investigation, law enforcement experience, and physics. Since courts are becoming stricter with expert testimony, it is crucial to make sure you have the right team of people in place to aid in your specific situation. Check out our professionals' section of our website to learn more about our team of technical experts.

Our experts use an in-depth scientific approach to solving the many questions that arise from traffic accidents. We have trained accident reconstruction experts that have decades of experience in science, physics, and engineering. These experts work backward from known data to gain a perspective of various factors such as speed, driving behavior, and other situational factors.

When is Accident Reconstruction Needed?

It is beneficial to make use of accident reconstruction no matter how minor or major a traffic accident is. Here are some common issues:

  • Vehicle speed
  • Injury and collision avoidance
  • Sight distance
  • Collision severity
  • Code violations

Vehicle Accident Types

Caulfield Engineering has successfully analyzed and reconstructed accidents involving nearly every type of vehicle including but not limited to:

Vehicle Accident Reconstruction

We use the latest technology and software to evaluate all kinds of vehicle accidents that involve fixed objects, automobiles, trucks, SUVs, tractor-trailers, buses, motorcycles, pedestrians, trains and more. Our experts use sophisticated technology, software and methods to gather data. We use brake system and performance analysis, event data recorder data retrieval, accident animations, vehicle dynamics analysis or analysis of pedestrian involved with vehicle accidents and more.

We have analyzed vehicle accidents of all kinds. Low-speed, multi-vehicle pile-ups, accidents that involve:

  • Cars
  • Light trucks
  • Scooters
  • ATVs
  • Snowmobiles
  • Light trucks
  • Bicycles
  • Motorcycles
  • Pedestrians

Commercial Vehicle Accident Analysis & Reconstruction

Accidents involving commercial vehicles are complex due to variations in the technical aspects that may have caused the accident. Commercial vehicle accidents differ greatly from automobile or light truck accidents because they involve more DOT compliances, regulations and technical nuances in electronics, mechanical and brake systems. Our experts perform services involved with Department of Transportation regulation issues, commercial vehicle maintenance analysis, computer aided accident reconstructions or photogrammetric analysis and more.

We have analyzed commercial vehicle accidents of all kinds involved in commercial transport that include:

  • Heavy Trucks
  • Buses
  • Boats
  • Forklifts
  • Trains
  • Earth moving equipment
  • Tractors and agricultural equipment
  • Aircraft ground equipment
  • Aircraft

Our multidisciplinary reconstruction team has the right combination of skills that enable them to reconstruct any accident from the simplest fender bender to complex multi-vehicle accidents. Our team not only reconstructs the accident, but when necessary, they can identify and address other factors in the accident, such as vehicle maintenance issues, roadway conditions, and operator actions.  

Accident Reconstruction Services:

  • Reconstruction of accidents involving all types vehicles
  • Analysis of pedestrian and vehicle accidents
  • Evaluations of vehicle systems and components
  • Vehicle maintenance analysis
  • Component fracture analysis
  • Accident scene documentation
  • Computer aided accident reconstruction
  • Event data recorder data retrieval
  • Braking system and performance analysis
  • Commercial vehicle maintenance analysis
  • Department of Transportation regulation issues
  • Accident animations
  • Photogrammetric analysis
  • Vehicle dynamics analysis
  • Visibility analysis

 

Caulfield Engineering also has a rapid accident response team that can respond immediately to your accident and begin collecting data and evidence. A collection of roadway or scene evidence is critical in all vehicular accidents as it typically disappears rapidly with time. The purpose of this team is to collect this necessary factual evidence before it is lost and to ensure that our clients have as much information as possible for their assessment of the accident.