C.R. Eddie Engineering Inc. provides accident reconstruction engineering services to people involved in litigation. Lawyers, insurance companies and adjusters are our usual clients.
Vehicle collision reconstruction
The majority of our practice involves vehicle collision reconstruction. By direct observation of physical evidence in the aftermath of a collision and considering observations made by others, data are established for calculations and analysis based on principles of physics. These analyses allow determination of the nature of the collision and the events that led up to the incident.
A complete vehicle collision reconstruction allows the engineer to describe the events of the incident in sufficient detail that for the listener it is as if watching video.
We focus on collisions that involve ground vehicles such as automobiles, light trucks and highway transports. Recreational boat collisions are also reconstructed. Ongoing attendance at conferences, seminars and extension courses ensures currency with the state of the art.
To provide a wide-ranging approach to accident reconstructions we maintain professional relationships with experts in related fields such as surveying, aerial photography, materials failure analysis, testing laboratories, animation, injury causation and human factors.
Typically an assignment begins by discussing with our client the best approach to the reconstruction. Further refinements to the approach are made after preliminary investigations. When the reconstruction has been completed, the results are discussed with our client. If needed, we provide a detailed written report which includes photographs, drawings or in some cases illustrative videos to assist our clients in presentation of the information. Testimony has been provided at all levels of court in Ontario, often assisted by specially prepared demonstrative exhibits.
If it is questionable whether or not a reconstruction would be helpful, we prefer to provide a preliminary review of the available information to help to decide whether the cost of a full reconstruction is warranted.