Collision Reconstruction

Officers trained in accident reconstruction are rare, and as a result police can unintentionally overlook fraud and deception and other factual anomalies at an accident scene. Xpera’s collision reconstruction expertise is vital to providing our clients with sound solutions.

Utilizing the latest technology and proven reconstruction techniques, Xpera’s expert certified investigators examine collision scenes and vehicles, analyze collected data, and formulate expert conclusions that are robust in a legal setting for passenger, commercial, motorcycle, and pedestrian collisions.

Reconstructions of traffic collisions typically involve determining the factors which contributed to the cause and severity of the collision, such as excessive speed, poor visibility, a defective tire, failure to wear a safety belt, or the disregard of traffic control devices. Accident reconstruction determines how and why an accident happenedfirst by correctly interpreting the clues, then by reconstructing and studying the events preceding, during, and following the accident.

Crash Data Retrieval

Xpera answers questions relating to vehicle speed, avoidability, sight distance, collision severity, or code violations. Even minor impacts and collision events may require expertise that would otherwise be left up to general non-scientific interpretation. Through the use of Crash Data Retrieval (CDR), our collision reconstruction experts retrieve information from a vehicle involved in a collision. Data is recovered from the safety system found in many passenger cars, SUVs, and light trucks. To mount a successful personal injury claim or defend one, the utilization of the CDR tool is essential to ensure that critical evidence is not lost. Data represents best evidence that can be significantly more reliable than eyewitnesses.

Deemed as accepted evidence in Canadian and U.S courts, CDR has served as powerful evidence when supported with testimony from a court certified Collision Reconstructionist. CDR may assist the litigation process by supplying data about the loss such as:

  • Speed of vehicle at impact
  • Acceleration, deceleration, and braking
  • Number of seated occupants and worn safety belts
  • Time between collision events, head on/sideswipe
  • Severity of impact
  • Multi-events and number of events
  • Deployment times and location of passenger restraints
  • Steering inputs prior to the collision
  • Airbag warning lights on/off before impact
  • Order of impacts during a “chain collision”
  • Injuries consistent with recorded data

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Learn more about Collision Reconstruction directly at 1-888-842-8106 or investigations@xpera.ca

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