Accident Reconstruction is a general term used to describe a process of analyzing an “accident” and using science to answer questions as to how it occurred. Wolf has investigated collisions where brakes, steering, suspension, tires, throttle systems, environmental factors and human behavior were causative factors in a collision. We also conduct injury causation analyses when needed to determine the likelihood of injury from an incident.
Many people use the term synonymously with motor vehicle crash reconstruction, but a similar investigative approach is used to evaluate a fire, an industrial accident, or a construction site accident. We use the scientific method to arrive at an understanding of the event and the contributing causes. We gather evidence from the incident site and the equipment involved, and utilize witness statements, environmental factors and other information gathered about the event. We use our FARO 3D laser scanner to capture millions of data points from scenes or objects. We then apply principles of engineering, math and physics to analyze the accident and develop an understanding of the sequence of events and the magnitudes of the relevant factors. These accident reconstruction methods are reproducible and consistent with industry practice.
Our expert testifiers pride themselves on their abilities to communicate the complex information that is an everyday part of their work. To assist this process, Wolf relies on their graphics specialists to provide them state of the art trial animations and exhibits.