Transportation and Injury Biomechanics
Our experts have conducted thousands of investigations following all types of vehicle collisions, as well as personal injury claims, to determine whether the injury was related to a vehicle collision or not.
Transportation forensics involves assessing an entire scene to evaluate the impact to not only the vehicle itself, but also other involved vehicles, surrounding structures, pedestrians, and anyone injured onsite.
Envista's biomechanical experts are capable of reviewing injuries sustained during an automobile collision or from a slip, trip, or fall to assess whether the injuries could be related to the reported incident and if the severity of those injuries is reasonable with respect to the type of incident. Regardless of the type of incident, our experts can provide a detailed analysis of the situation, aiding clients in making informed decisions on how to deal with a claim and determine the cause of the reported injuries.
Vehicle Collision and Personal Injury
Successful biomechanical analyses begin with thorough accident reconstruction, focusing on vehicle and occupant movements. As Envista has reconstructed thousands of vehicle collisions, we are able to provide accurate and concise biomechanical analyses for our clients, outlining exactly how occupants would have moved within the vehicle, interacted with other objects (e.g. other passengers and/or cargo), and what injuries are reasonably expected as a result of the collision.
Motor vehicle collisions typically result in injuries, minor or major. Hiring the right expert to determine the vehicle and occupant dynamics and the circumstances and consequences of the collision is crucial. Envista’s experts and engineers analyze injury mechanisms, seatbelt effectiveness (and whether the seatbelts were in use), vehicle speed change, and post-impact movements to determine the likelihood of sustaining a reported injury, as well as the probable cause.
The location of an occupant involved in a vehicle collision is crucial information, dictating the amount of acceleration they would have experienced and their vulnerability to injury. Envista can assess medical records to determine where an occupant was seated in a vehicle, which can be useful in determining who was driving. In the past, we have also outsourced DNA testing from interior vehicle components to determine occupant locations at the time of the incident.
Vehicle Accident Reconstruction
Vehicle Accident Reconstruction (VAR) is one of the most common forms of forensic analysis used, and this is simply the scientific process of investigating and analyzing how an incident occurred. At Envista, our engineers can provide solid answers backed by continued research into vehicle and system behavior. Along with our expertise in VAR, we can also assess failures of tires or wheels, provide an evaluation surrounding injury biomechanics, pull information from event data recorders (black boxes), and more.