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Speed kills? No, it is the change in speed that can be deadly.

A commercial motor vehicle is a vehicle or combination of vehicles used in commerce to transport passengers or property and weighs more than 10,000 lbs. (49 CFR Section 571 contains a more precise definition). Nearly 500,000 crashes annually involve commercial vehicles. With specialized training in commercial vehicle and automobile accident reconstruction and biomechanics we are adept at determining the specific factors and causes of commercial vehicle crashes and subsequent occupant kinematics.

Commercial Vehicle Accident Reconstruction

The vehicle’s engine control module (ECM) begins recording pre- and post-impact data when it senses a hard brake application. The ECM stores speed and other data collected each second at least one minute prior and 15 second after the hard brake event which is a sensed deceleration of at least 0.30 feet/sec2. The ECM readouts display vehicle speed, status of brakes, clutch and throttle position, all very helpful information for developing a complete assessment of the critical event.

Biomechanical Analysis

Biomechanics is the study of the effect of mechanical impact on the human body while utilizing the principles of engineering mechanics. After determining the forces, change in speed, and acceleration resulting from a collision, the tolerance level to impact based on the Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) and the Head Injury Criteria (HIC) can be found.

Mechanical Failure Analysis

Not all commercial vehicle mishaps are the result of a crash.
With engineering experience in structural analysis,
we can determine whether a mechanical failure is the result of poor design, age, or wear.

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(832) 215-5588

Location

P. O. Box 16125,
Sugarland, TX 77496-6125