Whether a vehicle component failure produces a collision event or the failure results from the event is often a crucial determination for many catastrophic collision events. Workmanship and vehicle performance issues often affect a driver’s ability to safely operate, stop and handle the vehicle. OEC Forensics can identify those commonly difficult-to-determine contributing factors. Services offered to aid in this determination include the following:

  • Vehicle performance testing
  • Roadway friction testing
  • Brake system performance measurements and evaluation
  • Component failures, tire/wheel failures, workmanship and product design
  • Vehicle fires and source
  • Product evaluations and reasonable alternative designs

In addition to documenting the vehicle using High Definition Survey (HDS) Scanning, OEC Forensics will document the components themselves with HDS if they remain in place on the vehicle or if they have been removed.