Forensic Investigations

INDEPENDENT, IN-DEPTH, TRUSTED

Our role is simple. Examine and validate the facts and physical circumstances. Assess the cause. Convey the truth. Enumerate the principles of transportation engineering and/or road user safety that were complied with or violated so that our clients and other decision makers can make an informed decision.  Our value proposition is a firm commitment to undertaking these obligations with integrity, independence and thorough knowledge of industry good practice.

 

The transportation environment is a contributing factor in more than one third of the collisions and incidents. Our comprehensive assessments will assist in determining to what extent, if any, the design, operations, or maintenance of a transportation facility contributed to a specific event or collision, and if the responsible transportation authority or agency met the required standard of care.

 

Our experts can assist investigating incidents related, but not limited to:

  • Horizontal or vertical alignment
  • Sight distances and visibility
  • Night time visibility
  • Intersection and driveway design and control
  • Traffic control devices (i.e. signals, signs and markings)
  • Pedestrian facility continuity and controlled crossings
  • Bicycle, multi-use path and trail facility design, access, and maintenance
  • Roadside safety
  • Transportation facility Maintenance including winter maintenance
  • Temporary and construction conditions
  • At-grade rail crossing design, operation and maintenance