Accident Investigation & Reconstruction report ~

Q.   Who would use this type of Report?
A.   Solicitors, Insurers, Accident Management Companies, Fleet Operators, General Public, Police Authority, Trading Standards Departments.
     
Q.   What information would the report contain?
A.  
The content of these reports is dependent upon the accident circumstances but some of the main information may be :-
1.   Speed from skid marks
2.   Distance taken to stop from known speed
3.   Velocity at any given point from during acceleration
4.   time taken to stop
5.   Projectile velocity
6.   Co-efficient of friction of the road surface
7.   Momentum of a vehicle
8.   Overturning /skidding - minimum friction value to prevent skidding and allow overturning Example case
     
    Example case
    A car struck a pedestrian who was walking in the road late at night in a urban area where the speed limit was 30 mph. The car skidded 57 feet and at the time of investigation the car was found 60 feet further along the road from the end of the skid marks
Explanation of Driver
  I was doing about 38 - 40 mph. I saw the man in the road at the last minute. I panicked a bit and just hit the brakes. I skidded to a stop, then drove on a bit - I don't know why.
Explanation of witness
  I reckon the car was doing 60 mph at least, he must have been going fast to need all that distance to stop (indicates the start of skid to final resting place of car)
Investigation
  Examination of the skid mark indicated tyre and road grinding debris at end of skid showing that the car stopped at this point. The speed of the vehicle calculated from the skid marks was found to be 37 mph.
Conclusion
  The speed of the car calculated from the skid marks appears to confirm the drivers account. Whilst this does not excuse his actions it puts the case in to perspective in view of the witness's allegation that he was speeding.
 
Q. How much does this type of report cost ?
A. Please contact Mark Willis directly on: 0151 426 6113 for further details.