The Investigative Engineers Association provides evaluations of many types of accident reconstruction. This may involve an injury sustained while working, vehicle crashes, marine failures or other machinery or component failure or improper use.

Accident reconstruction involves the inspection of scenes to preserve physical facts relating to an incident by utilizing photographs, recording devices onsite, videos and measure techniques. The process involves analyzing human factors as well as physical facts using proven scientific principles.

The I-ENG-A® Members and Biomechanical Advisors can tell you about the injuries sustained using validated scientific models.

Biomechanics Team

The I-ENG-A biomechanics advisors and members offers support via validated scientific models. We can provide valuable expertise in the area of injury biomechanics, pathological joint motion and/or joint forces as a result of trauma, and assessing the level of injury severity sustained by humans.

Investigations:

If the incident is involving a vehicle, the investigation begins with an analysis of police accident reports and photographs, media coverage, on-site inspection and survey, vehicle examination, witness statements and interviews.

Site inspection includes analysis of marks on road, crash debris, vehicle fluid spills, line-of-sight surveys and road defects. All police marks should be identified, located by measurement and recorded. Dynamics of the vehicle must be analyzed including determination of speed, lines-of-travel, impact areas and crush stiffness coefficients.

Analysis:

A proper scientific analysis based upon verifiable fact and natural las is established.

By utilizing MADYMO (Mathematical Dynamic Model) tools to construct validated scientific models, the I-ENG-A Members and Biomechanical Advisors can provide valuable expertise in the area of injury biomechanics, pathological joint motion and/or joint forces as a result of trauma, and assessing the level of injury severity sustained by humans.

Injury dynamics and the role of various types of equipment and environmental conditions are effectively modeled and tested using mathematical simulations specifically targeted to subject kinematics/kinetics to confirm injury causation. information gathered from the incident location can be used to create an environment which envelops the subject with detailed points of contact.

Service Support:

  • General Liability Claims
  • Auto Claims
  • Workers Comp Claims

Casework:

  • Vehicular accident analysis
  • Seat belt use, effectiveness, and failure analysis
  • Air bag failure and related injury analysis
  • Head injury, spinal injury, or extremity trauma
  • Organ trauma
  • Orthopedic and occupational biomechanics
  • Job and tool analysis
  • Repetitive trauma disorder
  • Lifting/pushing/pulling injury
  • Slip/trip and fall analysis
  • Sports and sports equipment related injury