Reconstruction Analysis & Simulation

Vehicle accident reconstructions and simulations

Our reconstruction and simulation services support root cause analysis for any kind of vehicle accident, whether the involved machine rolls on wheels, is propelled by tracks, or rides on rails.

How can Exponent help you better understand what happened in an accident and why it occurred?

Exponent vehicle engineers have extensive experience analyzing single- and multi-vehicle accidents. Our multidisciplinary accident reconstruction and analysis teams evaluate the influence of operator, environmental, and vehicle factors on the cause of and sequence of events during an accident.

Rapid response using the latest technologies.

Our rapid response teams located across the United States are available to investigate vehicle accidents globally. Exponent teams preserve the available evidence and provide a timely and reliable assessment of the incident. Our engineers leverage the latest technology, including 3D laser scanners, unpiloted aerial vehicles (UAVs, drones), and cutting-edge software tools for collecting electronic data stored in vehicles.


Our accident reconstructionists provide rapid response, data collection and analyses, testing, research, and reconstruction analyses for all types of vehicle accidents.  

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Accident reconstruction analyses involving all types of vehicles.

Exponent's accident reconstruction expertise applies to passenger vehicles, heavy trucks and commercial vehicles, rail vehicles, off-highway equipment, off-road recreational vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, scooters, pedestrians, and other wheeled or tracked vehicles.

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More than 50+ years of experience in vehicle testing and research.

The experience gained from over 50 years of vehicle testing and research programs at Exponent gives us unique technical knowledge and insight to provide the rigorous scientific analyses necessary to evaluate vehicle dynamics, impacts, and occupant kinematics during all types of on- and off-road single-and multi-vehicle accidents.

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Multidisciplinary expertise provides unique insights from a variety of angles. 

Our multidisciplinary approach helps our clients understand the root cause(s) of product failures and accidents, identify trends and patterns, and can provide predictions through data interpretation. Our Visual Communication (VCOMM) staff, working with our engineers, combine art and science to equip clients with compelling, physics-based visual displays that communicate the complex subject matter in understandable ways. Work product may include engineering-based dynamic animation, 2D and 3D graphics, video/photography, and visual or physical models developed from 3D laser scans or drone surveys.


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.