There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all argument, and which cannot fail to keep man in everlasting ignorance. That principle is condemnation before investigation. —Edmund Spencer

Simply stated, collision reconstruction is the effort to determine from whatever evidence is available, how a collision occurred.

A reconstruction will typically be able to establish most of the following facts and opinions:

  • Speeds of the involved vehicles
  • Seating position of the occupants (who was driving?)
  • Seat belt use
  • Traffic Law Violations
  • Direction of travel
  • Lane position
  • Driving Strategy/evasive action
  • How injuries occurred
  • Roadway Design Issues

A reconstruction is most successful if the investigation is begun soon after the collision occurs, and the involved vehicle(s) is/are still available for inspection.  However, if a police investigation was conducted, a report filed, diagram prepared and photos taken, many of the important issues about the collision can be established long after the collision took place.

Inland Northwest 
Traffic Accident
Investigation, LLC