CSI provides accident reconstruction expertise

Collision Specialists, Inc. works with Law & Moran in successful case We were honored to assist as the accident reconstruction expert for our long-time client Law & Moran with another settlement for their client:  Brain-Injured Trucker Reaches 12M Settlement The mother and guardian of a 52-year-old Augusta man who suffered catastrophic brain injury in a South Carolina truck wreck settled a … Read more…

Human factors in accident reconstruction

Perception reaction time answers key accident reconstruction questions Day/night, intersection/non-intersection, good weather/bad weather: these factors can be critical in accident reconstruction because they influence driver response. Along with Collision Specialists, Inc. Accident Reconstructionist, Geoffrey Walsh, I went to Evanston, IL to learn more about the research behind these factors. The class, “Advanced Crash Reconstruction Utilizing Human Factors Research,” was held … Read more…

Commercial Motor Vehicle Compliance: Quality Matters

Advice for commercial motor vehicle inspectors to live by Although I’ve started a new job, Commercial Motor Vehicle Compliance is not new to me. I’ve moved on to the next phase in my life since retiring from state law enforcement after 31 years in the commercial motor vehicle enforcement field. However, I did not stray very far from what I’ve … Read more…

Bosch Crash Data Retrieval (CDR)

Bosch Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) now supports: MY 2012-2014 Dodge: Journey, Fiat Freemont, Lancia and Grand Voyager. General Motors MY 2015: Cadillac Escalade, Silverado, Spark/Beat, Suburban, Tahoe, Sierra, and Yukon. Mazda MY 2015: CX-5 and Mazda6. Also Nissan/Infinity My 2014-2015: Infiniti, QX80, Rogue, Leaf, NV,NV2000, Nissan GT-R. Contact Collision Specialists Inc. for all your Crash Data Retrieval. … Read more…

CSI adds new diagnostic tool to gather essential data

Valuable crash data now available to Collision Specialists Collision Specialists Inc. is proud to announce the procurement of the PACCAR – DAVIE 4 DIAGNOSTIC TOOL. PACCAR-DAVIE 4 tool was recently released on the market.  Similar to Detroit Diesel, Cummins, and Caterpillar, Paccar-Davie 4 will allow CSI to access crash data stored in the PACCAR engine’s event data recorder (black box).  … Read more…

Crash Data Retrieval software expands coverage

CDR software version 11.0 for Mercedes-Benz Bosch has announced the addition of Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs to the CDR software coverage. The next version, which will be released in late July 2013, will include coverage for 2014 Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles sold in the United States. … Read more…

Is Your Company Ready for the Next Lawsuit?

by John E. Harrison Since I retired from the motor carrier safety enforcement community in 2011, I’ve taken on the mission of crash analysis and regulatory compliance for the motor carrier industry. Immediately following retirement, I joined a highly reputable accident reconstruction firm. I went to them with a personal and professional goal to work on trucking defense cases so … Read more…

CSI adds new technology

Collision Specialists Inc. is pleased to announce the procurement of The Hyundai Event Data Recorder Kit. The kit will allow team members to access significant crash data stored in the airbag control module of model year 2013 and newer Hyundai vehicles. The airbags can store parameters such as Delta-V, speed, throttle, steering input, and brake application up to five seconds … Read more…

Advanced Training for CSI Experts at Northwestern

Collision Specialists, Inc. (CSI) is proud to announce that two of its crash experts, Senior Accident Reconstructionist Shane Keller (right) and Commercial Vehicle Specialist John Harrison (left) recently completed a comprehensive class on Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders (EDRs). The 40-hour course was offered by Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety (NUCPS) at their main campus in Evanston, Illinois.  With thousands of former students … Read more…

Police Accident Reports Not Enough for Determining Fault

The president of Collision Specialists Inc., Jeffrey Kidd, spoke to a Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) subcommittee of the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) recently regarding whether or not police accident reports are reliable in determining fault in trucking accidents. According to the accident reconstruction specialist, “[p]olice accident reports are not reliable enough to determine who’s at fault in truck crashes.” … Read more…