Car Accident Reconstruction

Car Accident Reconstruction

A car accident reconstruction and investigation is a process of obtaining, recording, refining, and analyzing information from an accident. This data comes from a variety of sources, but overall, the evidence is obtained from the vehicles, the accident scene, and witnesses/drivers. To the untrained observer, this data may be an unrecognizable jumble of information. Introtech's skilled auto accident reconstruction experts assemble this data and sort it into a package of organized evidence that is ready to be scientifically evaluated. The result is a compilation of facts and evidence that is then used to reconstruct a transportation casualty.

Accident Reconstruction & Investigation Process

The investigative process of any auto reconstruction works back through the chain of events from the final rest positions of the units involved. Therefore, this process involves a skillful and disciplined study of the evidence and application of basic science.

Not every question about an automotive accident can be answered to a reasonable degree of certainty. Some issues may remain indeterminate. The quality and quantity of information is critical to a reconstruction. As a result, the Introtech staff uses logic and facts to arrive at conclusions about automotive accidents.

Ultimately auto accident reconstruction strives to answer key questions about an accident.

To read more in-depth about Introtech's car accident reconstruction process, check out our case studies page.

An in-depth investigation should include:

  • Position of the vehicles on the roadway at various points of time
  • Analyzing the links in the chain of events
  • Determining speed of the vehicles
  • Direction of travel
  • Accident avoidability
  • Calculating time, speed, and distance relationships
  • Analyzing driver actions or inaction
  • Plotting vehicles at first contact, maximum engagement, and disengagement
  • Calculation severity of collision metrics
  • Driving strategy and tactics
  • Evaluating whether traffic law violations were a factor to the cause of an accident
  • Who was driving?
  • Evaluating contributing factors
  • Lines of sight and visibility factors
  • Effect of weather and road conditions
  • Effect of alcohol and other psychophysical considerations
  • Lines of sight and visibility factors