Kodsi Forensic Engineering by the Numbers

engineering & science disciplines

200+

court testimonies in support of the legal and insurance sectors

investigations

20,000+

investigations

years of forensic engineering experience

55

years of forensic engineering experience

court testimonies in support of the legal and insurance sectors

8

engineering and science disciplines

Who We Are & What We Do

Kodsi Forensic Engineering brings together the expertise of eight distinct engineering and science disciplines to deliver custom and refined capabilities to clients in need of forensic investigation services related to motor vehicle collisions, personal injuries (including slip, trip and falls), and property claims. With a 55-year history and the experience gained through more than 20,000 investigations, dozens of relevant peer-reviewed research publications, and over 200 court testimonies, we provide our clients with the highest calibre and most objective investigation services using only proven scientific methods. We have even coded our own software. Our expertise is communicated clearly through straightforward and court-ready engineering reports and continued litigation support. Learn more about our forensic services >>

The Industry’s Leading Experts

The engineers and scientists on our team have experience in forensic engineering, accident investigation and reconstruction, automotive manufacturing, biomechanics, transportation and roadway engineering, materials science, laboratory testing, locksmithing, research, and more. All of our experts receive continuous education and conduct gap-filling research to remain knowledgeable about the latest technology and methods relevant to their work. Clients can expect that their investigations, led by a diverse group of skilled experts, are always based on the latest and greatest scientifically accepted research, methodologies, and technology. Go to our current roster of experts >>

   

Research Trailblazers

When analyzing forensic evidence, we use only the soundest peer-reviewed technical research. But rather than relying solely on the existing knowledge base, we also fund and conduct our own research to contribute new data, models, methods, and formulae to the field. We are constantly exploring concepts that have not been studied or tested enough, or even at all. This is especially true for information that our team requires to support their analysis and reconstruction of crashes. Our Crash Test Conference is one such research initiative that allows us to remain an industry leader. Other examples relate to biomechanics, driver behaviour and pedestrian behaviour. Our company funds over 75% of its research initiatives, and our experts are authors of internationally recognized publications. Our dedication to research and education translates into a win-win-win for us, our clients, and other professionals in the industry; we continue to be trailblazers in accident reconstruction, driver behaviour and biomechanics, while our clients and peers benefit from refined expertise that stands up to the scrutiny of cross-examination. Watch our crash test videos >>

A Very Forensic History

Kodsi Forensic Engineering was founded in 2006 by Sam Kodsi, a mechanical engineer with extensive experience in automotive safety, accident reconstruction, injury biomechanics, driver behaviour and a knack for research and crash testing. In 2013, Kodsi Engineering acquired Forensic Engineering Inc., which pioneered forensic engineering investigations by being one of the first firms in Canada to offer the expertise in 1968. Kodsi Forensic Engineering has continued to build on the rich heritage with a reputation for objective, science-backed, research-based, and court-tested forensic engineering opinions. In 2017, Kodsi Forensic Engineering entered into a partnership with DIALOG, a leading multi-disciplinary Canadian architecture, engineering, design and urban planning firm, in order to provide even more extensive multidsiciplinary expertise. Kodsi Forensic Engineering is committed to continuous education, refined expertise and to-the-point answers.

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Why Choose Kodsi Forensic Engineering?

Multidisciplinary Expertise

Our experts span 8 engineering and science disciplines, ensuring that you get a 360 degree view of your investigation. Our resume includes a history of over 20,000 investigations, more than a dozen peer-reviewed publications, and 55 years of experience.

Court-ready reports

Our reports are easy to read and customizable according to different investigations. Our opinions are always backed by proven science, research, and testing, and can stand up to scrutiny in court. Absolute objectivity is paramount in all that we do.

Fair Value

We provide high-value investigation services at reasonable and justifiable prices. Since there is no one-size-fits-all approach, we work with our clients to decide what services are best suited to their specific case.

Research Trailblazers

Our dedication to research translates into a win-win situation for us and for our clients: we continue to actively advance our field, while our clients benefit from high-caliber refined expertise.

What other professionals are saying about us

Sam Kodsi testified as a defense expert in a case I tried in St. Catharines a few years ago. His evidence was persuasive, and was accepted by the Court in its entirety, much to the chagrin of plaintiff counsel and the plaintiff’s expert engineer. The case was dismissed. It was a great result for me, thanks in no small part to Sam’s role.
Ian

Attorney

As an insurance investigator specializing in suspicous/staged car accidents for the past 15 years, I have come to rely on the expertise offered by the entire Kodsi Engineering team. I have an absolute trust in his findings and am confident following an investigation thru to the courtroom based on his opinion. I already recommend Kodsi Engineering team to everyone I know in my line of work.
Sue

Special Investigations Unit

I have worked with Sam Kodsi & members of his staff on numerous occasions, on matters involving Accident Reconstruction & collision dynamics. Sam is very detail oriented, well trained, and current in the use of modern technology. He is extremely active in training insurance professionals in his area of expertise. I highly recommend Sam Kodsi & his associates at Kodsi Engneering.
Jim

Investigator

I have had the pleasure of dealing with Sam for several years now. He always completes a thorough investigation. His reports are detailed and informative and I find his work to be a cost effective assistance every time we have worked together. I strongly recommend Sam and his firm to any adjuster.
Peter

Adjuster

I have known and consulted Sam as a forensic traffic accident engineer for many years. I repeatedly recommend him to my clients and to other lawyers. Sam insists on getting it right, and is not satisfied with an opinion unless he is sure that he can confidently support it on the science and the facts. He combines scholarship with practicality, and is great to work with.
Dan

Lawyer

I have attained the services of Kodsi Engineering on several occasions. Sam was a key Witness in a liability Trial and his evidence was crucial to the outcome of the Trial. The Court ruled that he was considered an Expert in his field.
Caroline

Senior Litigation Specialist

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