As experts in Vehicle Forensics and Collision Reconstruction, JENSEN HUGHES understands the insurance and litigation environment and are able to interpret the engineering factors at play in a motor vehicle collision. We can determine how a vehicle moved prior to, during, and after an incident, as well as understand how a component failure would affect a vehicle’s performance. This allows us to discern and analyze the factors that result in a collision, and then communicate the findings clearly and concisely.

Vehicle and Vessel Crash Investigation and Reconstruction

Our team has investigated thousands of vehicle collisions and vehicle fire investigations and have been qualified to give expert opinions in criminal and civil courts across the country for accident reconstruction cases involving the following types of vehicles:

  • Passenger Motor Vehiclesmotorcycle collision
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Motorcycles and Scooters
  • Pedestrians
  • Bicycles and E-Bikes
  • Recreational Vehicles
  • Farm and Heavy Equipment
  • Trains
  • Marine Vessels

Investigations are conducted by mechanical engineers, ACTAR Accredited Reconstructionists, ASE Certified Automobile Technicians and forensic chemists.

Leading Edge Technology

JENSEN HUGHES professionals use leading edge technology to collect and analyze information from a collision site or from an involved vehicle, including digital data stored on the vehicle electronics. This analysis can involve full 3D simulation or animation, or may only require simple calculations based on basic engineering principles. Our experience ensures that we only apply the tools that are needed, and not apply technology simply for the sake of using it. Our clients are provided a budget and time frame for every project, and we ensure that these results are delivered.

If a situation requires analysis beyond collision reconstruction, our team will involve other JENSEN HUGHES experts such as biomechanical, materials, and civil engineers to provide a better understanding of how other factors influenced the collision or how the collision influenced the involved people.

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Our Injury Biomechanics experts provide answers to questions on injury causation arising from personal injury, premises liability and product liability claims. During the various stages of an accident, the subject individual can sustain significant, and sometimes fatal injuries. Our biomechanical engineering analysis determines the mechanism of injuries sustained by the individual, and determines if the forces and accelerations of a given collision could have caused these injuries.

Digital Information

The introduction of airbag modules, infotainment systems and more recently driver assist technologies for autonomous vehicles, has resulted in an explosion digital data that can be obtained from a vehicle following a crash. JENSEN HUGHES is able to retrieve information from the airbag module “black box”, as well as the Infotainment and Telematics modules.

This type of information can provide key details about how a collision occurred, but our team can also interpret the information, knowing the limitations of the systems that collected it, and provide a complete overview of how this information fits into the collision event.

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Accident Reconstruction Services:

  • 3D Modeling and Simulation
  • Animation of Collision Events
  • Accident Sequence Evaluation
  • Assessment of Roadway and Maintenance Issues on Collisions
  • Assessment Vehicle Impact Speed and Collision Related Motion
  • Braking Distance & Brake Failure Analysis
  • Collision Avoidance Potential Analysis
  • Collection and Analysis of Airbag Module “Black Box” Data
  • Collection and Analysis of Infotainment System Data
  • Collision Analysis for Injury Assessments
  • Component Failure Analysis
  • Crash Damage Analysis
  • Design Related Issues
  • Lock Analysis
  • Light Bulb Usage Assessments
  • Low Speed Collision Severity Assessments
  • Off-Road Vehicle Accidents
  • Photogrammetric Analysis of Destroyed Evidence
  • Point Cloud Generation from Photographs
  • Paint Transfer Analysis
  • Perception Response & Night Time Visibility
  • Restraint Inspection and Use Assessments
  • Reconstruction of Pre-Impact/Post-Impact Vehicle Motion
  • Reconstruction of Multi-Vehicle Collisions
  • Scene Mapping
  • Sightline Assessments
  • Simulation of Vehicle Motion
  • Tire Failure Analysis
  • Vehicle Component Failure Analysis
  • Vehicle Theft and Stage Collision (SIU) Investigation

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