Accident Reconstruction & Analysis

Scientific, Evidenced Based Collision & Vehicle Dynamics Analysis

Exponent provides unparalleled crash analysis and accident reconstruction services, including 3D modeling, full-scale reconstruction testing, and rapid response — including electronic data retrieval, drone imaging, and laser scanning using the latest equipment and methodologies.

How does Exponent's multidisciplinary approach provide unique insights and help you understand why an accident happened? 

Exponent engineers provide detailed, evidence-based analyses of complex motor vehicle collisions, accident investigations, and incidents involving heavy equipment and machinery on or off-road. We convey our findings with clear and powerful demonstratives, including well-documented reports, presentations, and animations so that our clients understand the methodology and basis for our conclusions and are equipped to communicate the findings to less technical audiences.

Accident investigations.

We investigate incidents involving all vehicles, whether on wheels, tracks, or rail, to provide insights into the cause and the sequence of events. 

Multidisciplinary teams.

Our multidisciplinary teams  — made up of vehicle, mechanical, electrical, and material engineers and scientists in biomechanics, data, thermal, and human factors practices  — analyze on-road and off-road accidents, as well as incidents involving product failures or alleged product failures.

Accident reconstruction investigation & analysis.

Exponent's geographically distributed team of experts provides rapid response services to document and preserve evidence from involved vehicles and the incident site using the latest equipment and methodologies, including drones (UAV) drones, 3D laser scanners, and software tools to collect electronic vehicle data related to crash events. 

Our teams provide technically superior accident reconstruction analyses and clearly and effectively communicate our findings. Our consultants apply the appropriate methodologies for the situation and provide in-depth technical solutions.  These methodologies include computer simulation, animation, and full-scale crash testing. The experience gained from over 50 years of testing and research programs at Exponent gives us unique technical knowledge and insight to provide rigorous scientific analyses to evaluate vehicle dynamics, impacts, and occupant kinematics. 

Capabilities & Services

We have unparalleled experience, capabilities, tools, and methods in accident reconstruction and analysis, including rapid response incident data collection, state-of-the-art reconstruction analysis, simulation and animation services, and full-scale reconstruction testing.  

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.