ESi's Commercial Vehicles Team preserves, reconstructs, and investigates accidents related to commercial transport, construction, mining, agriculture, and industrial-use vehicles.
Our Forensic Accident Strategic Team (FAST) can be dispatched to the scene of any accident within hours so they can begin preserving evidence using state-of-the-art laser scanning systems and other technology.
Our in-house research facilities around the country include technology needed for vehicle testing, crash simulation, accident reconstruction, laboratory testing, computer animation and 3D modeling, component fabrication, and extensive lab and industrial testing and analysis.
Our extensive in-house expertise enables us to gather the most complete and accurate data possible, so we can provide our clients with a reliable analysis of their incidents. The multidisciplinary approach of our team brings together experts from a broad range of backgrounds, including accident investigators, biomechanical engineers, perceptual psychologists, design analysts, and materials failure specialists.
Analysis of the ECM data confirmed the driver was operating his tractor-trailer in a reasonably safe manner and, when faced with unexpected black ice, responded consistent with the methods described in the Commercial Driver Handbook.
An ESi investigation determines the cause of a delivery truck's mechanical explosion that shot a compressed natural gas container rocketing through the air.
In a major product liability case that went to trial, Dr. Butler reconstructed a complex tractor semi-trailer accident. The tractor semi-trailer rolled over while traveling down a mountain road.
ESi was retained to evaluate the pre-impact motion and positions of a tractor semitrailer and a pickup. The intent of the time-distance-speed analysis was to provide an estimate of the coordinate pre-impact motion of the vehicles based on reasonable assumptions for evaluation of the circumstances.
Crane Engineering is now part of ESi -- a significant milestone in our efforts to enhance responsiveness and ensure that we can deploy the right expertise and technologies to fit the scope of a particular project.
Dr. Robert J. Butler takes on a broader role as director of a new Automotive practice, overseeing four new sub-practices.
ESi's expertise spans dozens of industries and specializations organized across several practice groups, each staffed by dozens of in-house experts with the technical knowledge, hands-on expertise, and courtroom experience required to execute projects for and with our clients from start to finish.Find an Expert Contact Us