MCDEVITT & ASSOCIATION | Accident Reconstruction
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Accident Reconstruction

Accident Reconstruction

MDA experts can answer many important questions regarding single, two, or multi vehicle collisions. The usual issues are:

  • Speeds at impact
  • Vehicle positions in time before impact to assess avoidability
  • The impact location – usually in reference to the roadway center
  • The pre impact locations – to determine who was on the incorrect side of center when!
  • The magnitude of the impact – in terms of potential to cause injury
  • Were the seatbelts in use at the moment of impact?
  • If worn, would the seatbelts have reduced injury magnitude
  • Who was driving? Occupant positioning is an issue more often that you might think
  • Visibility issues that may contribute to avoidability – often requires site survey in 3D

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.

MDA 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.

Certified Experts

MDA reconstructionist are court certified experts reconstructionist with many holding specialized reconstruction or physics degrees. Every MDA member also has access to a worldwide network of reconstruction experts, and resource material to ensure accurate reconstructions.

On Site Equipment

MDA 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 acquisition enables us to collect the necessary data in less time.
More information on: Forensic measuring equipment.

What to expect from professionals

Your MDA re-constructionist will report to you via email, as well as telephone. They will present the results in digital format and give you 3D illustrations as well as 3D animations to compliment the expert report.

MDA professionals are typical of the new breed of forensic scientists, by combining solid educational backgrounds, with hands-on field experience and a solid grasp of the current technology available in the field. You can feel confident when you employ a MDA professional as your advisor on any crash situation.

For more information call: (843)343-4542