Below is a list of examples of the types of cases SKE can assist you with. With proper Accident Reconstruction, SKE can help to answer unknowns through scientific analysis of the available data. Accident Reconstruction analysis can address issues of liability, as well as to understand the extent of damages, particularly injuries alleged to have been sustained as the result of a crash. Often times the truth can only be found through scientific analysis. SKE can determine what happened and provide you a report and the expert testimony needed to present the facts of your case.

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Accident Scene – Immediate Response

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Accident Scene - Immediate Response

  • On-call team of experts equipped to respond at a moment’s notice 24/7
  • Ensure all evidence is collected & documented by experts focused on the client’s interests rather than getting the road quickly reopened
  • Eliminate delays waiting for police reports
  • Understand your position in the case now, not later

Commercial Vehicle Data Extraction

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Commercial Vehicle Data Extraction

  • Learn what happened in the moments leading up to the crash
  • Download Last Stop, Hard Brake, and Sudden Deceleration events
  • Special vehicle handling necessary to preserve data
  • Bench top data extraction capabilities for badly damaged vehicles

Passenger Vehicle “Black Box” Data Extraction

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Passenger Vehicle 'Black Box' Data Extraction

  • Learn what happened in the moments leading up to the crash
  • Provides sequence of events, vehicle speeds, collision severity, braking & steering inputs
  • Special vehicle handling necessary to preserve data
  • Bench top data extraction capabilities for badly damaged vehicles

Mechanical Inspections Of Vehicles

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Mechanical Inspections Of Vehicles

  • Evaluation of improper repairs
  • Brake Failures
  • Steering Loss
  • Suspension Failure
  • Stuck accelerator/throttle linkage
  • Shift interlock failures/roll away vehicles

Preserve Your Evidence Digitally

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Preserve Your Evidence Digitally

  • Faro Focus 3D Laser Scanner allows for 3D analysis of the vehicle
  • Our experts are trained and certified by Faro
  • Documents accident scene, structures, or any objects
  • Takes measurements of damage years later
  • Aligns vehicles at impact
  • Valuable in an immediate response by capturing all the evidence in real 3D environment

Passenger Vehicle Accident Reconstruction

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Passenger Vehicle Accident Reconstruction

  • Download collision event data recorder
  • Determine vehicle speeds
  • Avoidability
  • Contributing causal factor(s)
  • Seat belt usage
  • Mechanical defects and negligence

Heavy Truck Accident Reconstruction

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Heavy Truck Accident Reconstruction

  • Download collision event data recorder
  • Perform mechanical inspection of brakes & steering components
  • Inspect, measure & document contact evidence to match other vehicles/objects

Collision Severity Analysis

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Collision Severity Analysis

Provide a foundational Report for use by a Biomechanical Expert including these key areas:
  • Assess vehicle damage
  • Collision severity (Delta-V)
  • Principal Direction of Force (PDOF)
  • Collision Duration (Delta-T)
  • Accelerations (G-Force)
  • Occupant Kinematics

Final Product Report

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Final Product Report

  • Scientifically Based Reports
  • Scaled Reconstruction Diagrams
  • Expert Testimony from qualified Experts
  • Animations

Computer Simulation & Analysis

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Computer Simulation & Analysis

  • EDCRASH™ & EDSMAC™ are highly developed & validated reconstruction programs
  • EDCRASH™ enables assessment of vehicle damage to quantify speed (energy) required to create such damage
  • EDSMAC™ is a simulation program used to predict the “best fit” crash scenario
  • Run multiple collision scenarios to validate or disprove testimony
  • Solve for unknowns

Pedestrian Accident Reconstruction

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Pedestrian Accident Reconstruction

  • Assess driver & pedestrian visibility obstructions
  • Perform surrogate pedestrian visibility testing
  • Determine the conspicuity of the pedestrian
  • Determine the availability of the accident

Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction

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Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction

  • Assess operator actions
  • Motorcycle inspection to determine road worthiness
  • Determine visibility & avoidability
  • Contributing & causal factors

Accident Reconstruction Equipment

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Accident Reconstruction Equipment

  • FARO 3D Scanner – Preserves evidence in 3D point cloud
  • Topcon Total Station – Electronic mapping of accident scenes
  • Crash Data Retrieval – Download of Event Data Recorders (EDRs)
  • Nexiq USB Link – Download of Heavy Truck ECM data
  • Diagnostic Scan Tool – View vehicle faults including proprietary manufacturer fault codes
  • VC-4000 Accelerometer – crash testing and brake testing
  • Light meters – Measures ambient lighting
  • Quadcopter – Aerial scene evidence

Bicycle Accident Reconstruction

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Bicycle Accident Reconstruction

  • Bicycle Safety
  • Assess operator actions
  • Bicycle inspection to determine road worthiness
  • Determine visibility & avoidability
  • Contributing & causal factors

Visibility Analysis

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Visibility Analysis

  • Documentation
  • Photograph visibility obstructions
  • Electronically measure visible area
  • Produce scaled diagram showing visibility obstructions

Demonstrative Evidence

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Demonstrative Evidence

  • Scaled Diagrams of Accident Scene Evidence
  • Scaled Accident Reconstruction Diagrams
  • Provides visual aid to understand our analysis
  • Demonstrates visibility obstructions
  • 24 x 36 inch large format for Jury Exhibits

Photography

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Photography

  • Trained in use of Professional Digital SLR Cameras
  • Provides High Quality Digital Images of Accident Locale, Vehicle Damage, and Premises Liability Claims

Premises Liability

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Premises Liability

  • Slip, Trip & Falls
  • Evaluate & Document Conditions
  • Assess Applicable Code Requirements

Traffic Signal Timing Analysis

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Traffic Signal Timing Analysis

  • Document Existing Timing
  • Assess Signal Timing Plans
  • Assess Pedestrian Signal Timing
  • Assess Signing and Striping Plans
  • Evaluate Testimony

Work Zone Traffic Accidents

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Work Zone Traffic Accidents

  • Evaluation of Work Zone Plans
  • Establish Compliance with Regulations
  • Is it a Factor in the Crash?

Seatbelt / Seating Documentation

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Seatbelt / Seating Documentation

  • Inspection of vehicle
  • Inspect seatbelts in each seating position
  • Determine usage
  • Document occupant contacts to interior surfaces
  • Measure or 3D digital scan of interior dimensions

Presentations & Seminars

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Presentations & Seminars

  • Wide variety of topics related to Accident Reconstruction & Evidence Collection
  • CLE Courses at your location
  • Courses tailored to law firms, insurance companies, & private industry professionals

Surveillance Video Analysis

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Surveillance Video Analysis

  • Determine Speeds
  • Determine Timing of Events
  • Validate/Disprove Testimony
  • Traffic Signal Timing

Videography

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Videography

  • Professional video cameras with broadcast quality and accurate representation of prevailing conditions, including nighttime.
  • Micro-cam that can be attached to motorcyclist or bicyclist’s helmet, as well as pedestrians and drivers to gain realistic perspective.