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Evidence Preservation articles:

Using Video Evidence in Accident Reconstruction

  We love objective evidence. When forensic experts get video footage related to a collision or incident, it’s like Christmas came early for us. Photos of the incident scene with the vehicles still in their final rest positions are like that sweater from your... read more

“Black Box” Quick Info Sheet

Need a refresher on vehicle “black box” basics? Check out our handy one-page summary on automotive black boxes on our website. You can view or download a PDF copy to share with your colleagues, or print a copy and keep one at your desk. View and Download... read more

Post-Crash Questions for Statements & Discoveries

We have refreshed our list of questions to ask drivers and passengers when taking statements or conducting examinations under oath. This handy and organized one-page document will help you gather all applicable details about the collision. The information you collect... read more

Was the Black Box wrong? A Case Study

The “black box” is often regarded as the Holy Grail of evidence when investigating a crash. But is the black box always right? The following case study demonstrates the importance of examining black box data with an underlying knowledge of its limitations, and always... read more

Forget Hot-wiring: Investigating Modern-Day Vehicle Theft

We’ve all seen movies from the 90’s where a thief would strip back a couple of wires under the dash of a vehicle and connect them to start the car without a key and drive away. But that technique (called “hot-wiring”) is useless on most vehicles built since the mid to... read more

The Art and Science of Photogrammetry

Measurements of scene evidence or vehicle damage are often used in forensic analysis and reconstruction because many of the calculations used to answer questions depend on these measurements. One of the techniques experts use to accurately measure evidence such as... read more

Commercial Vehicle Hacking: The New Hacking Frontier?

Reports about vehicle hacking have become more common in recent months, but while consumers worry about their own vehicles being targeted, the owners and insurers of commercial vehicles may actually have the most to lose. Why are commercial vehicles especially at... read more

The Volatility of Black Box Data

In our last newsletter (winter 2015), we wrote about the importance of preserving black box data early in the claims process. The reason it is so critical to obtain black box data as soon as possible is because in some vehicles the data can be erased over time,... read more

The Evolution of the “Black Box”

The Event Data Recorder (EDR) or “black box” provides our experts with a powerful tool, allowing us to reconstruct the events of a collision in greater detail, with higher accuracy, and with more precision than ever before. These black box modules began appearing in... read more

Cheap Insurance for Insurers

Have you ever found yourself wishing you had that important piece of scene evidence or the black box data from a vehicle which is no longer available?  The evidence related to a claim becomes vulnerable right after the incident happens, and without proactively making... read more
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