Engineering Reports

The purpose of engineering reports is providing a document that outlines the evidence, procedures, analysis used by the engineer in order to support his conclusions. For automobile accidents, it provides a description of how the accident happened so that an insurance adjuster or attorney can make a determination of who is liable for the accident and to what extent.

Every traffic accident is different and therefore the main issue at question is also different. Many times, traffic accident investigations are requested because the insurance adjuster or attorney is given conflicting stories of how the accident actually happened. An engineer is asked to perform an investigation and provide a report with his / her findings.

The engineering report will often include the following information:

  • Scope of work
  • Information furnished by the client
  • Police report
  • Evidence observed during the vehicle inspections
  • Evidence observed during the accident scene investigation
  • Evidence gathered from black box downloads or ECM downloads
  • Evidence gathered through open records requests
  • Witness statements
  • Conclusions on how the accident happened and conclusions that address questions of liability
  • Attachments that include supporting evidence (i.e. photographs, drawings, reports, etc.)

Below is a sample report:

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Further Reading about Traffic Accident Reconstruction

Types of traffic accidents

Collision analysis in 10 steps

The accident scene investigation 

Atlanta Engineering Services, Inc. offers scene mapping... read more here

Learn how a vehicle black box and it's downloads can prove up evidence

View a sample engineering report here

Why you need an expert witness

Calculating the stopping distance

Multiple surfaces calculator to determine the stopping distance when there is more to consider.

Vehicle speed calculator

Accidents involving motorcycles

How a vehicle inspection analysis can help you after an accident

Reconstructing accidents involving Non-Commercial trucks

Read how vehicle defects can be the cause of a traffic accident here. 

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Was it poor design or layout that caused the accident?

See real 3D accident simulations with this link

More 3D accident reconstruction videos can be found here

See actual photos of traffic accidents here


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