Accident Investigation & Reconstruction: Human Factors

Aerial view of a car crash. Exponent engineers and scientists provide support for all types of accident investigations.

Scientific accident analysis for accurate answers

Exponent's human factors team offers multidisciplinary solutions — working in tandem with biomechanics, mechanical, and vehicle engineers — to reconstruct accidents, accurately identifying root causes, reducing risk, and improving safety.

When you need to understand the root cause of a failure or accident, you need to look at every possible angle, including human error.

For more than five decades, Exponent has developed qualitative and quantitative frameworks for analyzing accidents in every type of industry. We employ systematic steps for reviewing documents, identifying technical issues, documenting the accident site, and conducting inspections. Exponent delivers accident analysis that can provide answers to why or how things may have occurred.

Capabilities and Services

Our investigations and analyses assess human behavior and interaction as well as environmental factors, objectively assessing root causation.

Our Capabilities Are Unparalleled

With expertise in over 90 disciplines and hundreds of capabilities, tools, and methodologies — we get to the root of even the most complex challenges and give you the objective answers you need.


Our global and comprehensive expertise across industries gives us a deep understanding of current challenges, best industry practices, and the implications of emerging technologies.