IISB has over 30 years of experience in forensic vehicle analysis


Accident investigations consist of many aspects.  Depending on the case type, our investigations may begin with a survey of the crash site or the damage profile of the vehicle itself.  The mechanical components of the vehicles such as brakes, steering, tires, suspension, lights, etc. may also be inspected and tested to determine if the condition of these components was a causative factor.
 
Our team of investigators provide detailed technical forensic analysis and photographically document damage and evidence.  We have contributed expert testimony during many high-profile cases and successfully handled over 40,000 cases since 1981.
 
Independent Investigative Services Bureau specialize in the following claim types:

Accidental Fire Causation   AFC

Independent Investigative Services Bureau offers unparalleled expertise in the area of vehicle fire analysis.  Our certified investigators are among the most qualified in the country with regard to identifying the origin and root cause of automotive fires.
 
A number of factors come into play in an accidental fire investigation, such as the installation of after-market electrical or performance components, debris accumulated around hot areas on a vehicle or drivers and passengers dropping burning items like cigarettes in cars. Extensive research is conducted to determine if manufacturer defects are a factor. Engine fluids are thoroughly examined, as are vehicular records, which can show if negligent repairs have been made to the car or if the vehicle itself was in need of maintenance.  
 

Collision Damage Analysis  CDA - CDAR

Our collision damage analysis inspections are detailed and precise in identifying the root cause as it relates to the reported loss.  Findings are based upon our knowledge in the field and hands-on experience that allows us to identify damage type, direction of impact and whether the vehicle was stationary or in-motion.Was the collision incident consistent with injury potential of the occupants ? Occupant disruption,Change of velocity (Delta-V).
 
By thoroughly examining the vehicle and scene of the accident, we can determine whether the vehicle's sustained damage is consistent with the claim and identify liability and/or injury potentail in multi-vehicle collision incidents.
 
We also can access the vehicle SRS and image the Event data Recorder for crash related data - please call for specifics.
 

Forensic Mechanical Failure Analysis  FMA

Our mechanical failure analysis aims to accomplish two primary goals.  The first is to determine if a component found to be broken did or did not cause the accident.  The second goal is to determine the cause of the identified failure, which relies on the inspection and testing of the suspect parts, the history of the vehicle and how it was operated.
 
Vehicle-specific recalls and technical service bulletins are thoroughly researched during every mechanical failure analysis to determine potential component latent defects or possible segregation potential.
 

 

Forensic Truck and Heavy Equipment Fire or Failure Analysis  FTA

Independent Investigative Services Bureau offers unparalleled expertise in the area of heavy equipment fire analysis.  Our certified investigators are among the most qualified in the country with regard to identifying the origin and root cause of heavy equipment fires.
 
A number of factors come into play in an accidental fire investigation, such as the installation of after-market electrical or performance components, debris accumulated around hot areas on a vehicle or drivers and passengers dropping burning items like cigarettes. Extensive research is conducted to determine if manufacturer defects are a factor. Engine fluids and hydraulics are thoroughly examined, as are vehicular records, which can show if negligent repairs have been made to the car or if the vehicle itself was in need of maintenance.  
 
 

Forensic Vehicle Examination  FVE

A forensic vehicle analysis involves recovered thefts, some of which have been burned to hide evidence, and will ultimately determine the point of entry and how the anti-theft system was compromised.  The overall cosmetic and mechanical condition of the vehicle, including the ignition and steering column, is taken into account to determine whether the mechanical condition is a possible motive in the reported theft.

The transponder system examination concludes when the investigation determines if the vehicle could have been stolen as initially reported with or without the existing key or if the theft actually occurred.

Marine Fire Causation or Failure Analysis   AFCM

Fires and mechanical failures can happen anywhere, including marine vessels.  Our team of experienced investigators have been trained by the U.S. Navy Firefighting School and can easily identify the root cause of the fire or mechanical malfunction on the vessel.


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