Our Accident Reconstruction Experts evaluate automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, golf carts, and all-terrain vehicles as well as industrial lifts and heavy vehicles such as busses, trolleys, and tractor-trailers.


Accident reconstruction is the method of determining how an accident occurred from available evidence.  With respect to litigation, the term “accident reconstruction” is often associated with traffic accidents where established practices and procedures have been developed using physics and mathematics to determine the velocity and acceleration of the vehicles throughout the collision sequence.  This enables the investigator to determine how and why the accident occurred, who was at fault, and what potential affects the collision had on the occupants of the vehicles.  Our professionals have extensive expertise and experience with automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, golf carts, and all-terrain vehicles as well as heavy vehicles such as busses, trolleys, and tractor-trailers.

Accident reconstruction also applies to incidents involving pedestrians or workers and other types of moving vehicles, such as industrial lift trucks and personal lifts (i.e. forklifts and scissor lifts).

All of our engineers have credentials, are licensed, and have at least 15 years of diverse experience within their specific engineering and scientific disciplines.  Our multi-discipline engineering approach can retrieve and analyze crash data from vehicles, analyze supplementary restraint performance, produce a biomechanical analysis, analyze roadway design, and determine the cause of any failure.  Using a 3-D laser scanner, we can complete the process by offering compelling, physics-supported, 3-D computer animation of the accident for court.

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Automotive / Trucking Accidents

Automotive/Trucking accident experts evaluate how and why automotive accidents occurred.  They review the vehicle dynamics, kinematics, biomechanics, and vehicle crash coordinates to ascertain the sequence and cause of transportation accidents.

Richard C. Moakes, CEng
Richard C. Moakes, CEng

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Paul K. Goldberg, P.E.
Paul K. Goldberg, P.E.

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Warren Lieberman
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Biomechanics

Biomechanical Engineers can analyze many types of automobile accidents.  From a low speed rear end to high speed rollover accidents, we can analyze different aspects of traffic accidents.  This includes occupant dynamics as they relate to injuries and the reconstruction of the vehicle dynamics.

Andres J. Calderon, Ph. D.
Andrés J. Calderón, Ph.D.

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Industrial Accidents

With almost 13 workers killed on the job every day in the United States, Industrial Accidents are a real concern.  Our experts can assist with a multitude of areas, from general machine guarding to pinch and nip points, processes, company procedures, hazardous materials, production equipment failures, and Industrial Hygiene.  We also have the capabilities and expertise to investigate industrial truck accidents, material handling accidents, and personnel lift accidents.

Richard C. Moakes, CEng
Richard C. Moakes, CEng

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Michael E. Goldberg, CIH
Michael E. Goldberg, CIH, CSP

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Paul K. Goldberg, P.E.
Paul K. Goldberg, P.E.

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Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents involving any type of vehicle often result in severe injuries to the pedestrian and a considerable amount of interest is placed in how the accident occurred.  The typical issues that have to be resolved in order to reconstruct the accident are:  the point of first contact with the vehicle, the location within the incident scene, the pedestrian kinematics, the vehicle speed, and the driver and pedestrian actions and behavior.  We can help determine what occurred and where the liability lies.

Richard C. Moakes, CEng
Richard C. Moakes, CEng

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Derek T. Jander, P.E.
Derek T. Jander, P.E.

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Andres J. Calderon, Ph. D.
Andrés J. Calderón, Ph.D.

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Ronald J. Cohen, P.E.
Ronald J. Cohen, P.E.

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Richard E. Daniels, P.E.

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Railroad Accidents

When a Railroad Accident occurs, we can analyze the accident from different points of view, including the Biomechanics of the accident as it relates to the injuries, railroad crossings and signals, and the functioning and mechanical analysis of doors, traps, and closure devices.

Andres J. Calderon, Ph. D.
Andres J. Calderon, Ph. D.

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Derek T. Jander, P.E.
Derek T. Jander, P.E.

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Roadway / Highway Accidents

The Federal highway Administration (FHWA) and the Transportation research Board (TRB) are responsible for establishing most Highway design standards.  This work includes roadway design (e.g., side slopes, ditches, etc.) as well as the safety devices located along the roadside (e.g., guardrails, crash cushions, light poles, breakaway signs, etc.).  Our experienced experts are trained in automotive accident reconstruction and are able to determine the role the that vehicle played in the accident as well as determining if the highway design and condition contributed to the accident.

Derek T. Jander, P.E.
Derek T. Jander, P.E.

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Richard C. Moakes, CEng
Richard C. Moakes, CEng

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Ronald J. Cohen, P.E.
Ronald J. Cohen, P.E.

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Transportation Accidents

CESI has for many years been involved in investigating and providing accident reconstruction services to municipal mass transportation authorities.  As a result, CESI accident reconstruction experts have extensive knowledge of the mass transportation systems, equipment, and infrastructure.  Typical accident reconstruction cases involve busses, street cars, trams, subways, and light and heavy rail carriers.

Richard C. Moakes, CEng
Richard C. Moakes, CEng

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Paul K. Goldberg, P.E.
Paul K. Goldberg, P.E.

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Warren Lieberman
Warren Lieberman

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Truck Loading / Unloading Accidents

The manner in which the load is secured and transported determines whether it is delivered safely and undamaged.  Proper securing and transportation also helps to ensure accidents do not occur to loading and unloading personnel.  Our engineers have the experience to determine the cause of the personal injury and property or product damage.

Richard C. Moakes, CEng
Richard C. Moakes, CEng

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Andres J. Calderon, Ph. D.
Andrés J. Calderón, Ph.D.

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Michael E. Goldberg, CIH
Michael E. Goldberg, CIH, CSP

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Workplace Accidents

Our experts have experience in numerous areas of Workplace Accidents, ranging from environmental factors, human kinematics, trauma vs. degenerative conditions, to machine guarding.  We can determine if the proper guarding, warnings, and other safeguards were present and if lock-out / tag-out procedures were used.  With this experience we are able to determine the cause of a Workplace Accident and how it occurred.

Andres J. Calderon, Ph. D.
Andrés J. Calderón, Ph.D.

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Michael E. Goldberg, CIH
Michael E. Goldberg, CIH, CSP

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Richard E. Daniels, P.E.

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Derek T. Jander, P.E.
Derek T. Jander, P.E.

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Ronald J. Cohen, P.E.
Ronald J. Cohen, P.E.

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