Essential Forensics are experts in road traffic accident investigations. We offer a comprehensive service that can enhance any criminal case. We will assist any individual, insurance companies or private sector claims customising our package to suit the needs of the client.
We gather a collection of information such as locus reports, witness statements, CCTV or personal video footage, photographs of the incident if available or location images post incident. Full scene surveys can be carried out this involves taking measurements of skid marks allowing us to calculate speeds, reporting the visibility of any road side signs, obstructions, weather conditions, scale drawings or digital images. Traffic trends can be a contributing factor to RTA’s we can produce a report high lighting traffic flow and signalling. Fragments from vehicles involved in collisions may be found at the scene, our investigators are highly trained and experienced in what to look for and how to preserve any evidence. In the unfortunate event where a guilty party had fled the scene without stopping this type of evidence can lead to convictions.
The state of repair of the road surface can be crucial, poorly maintained roads obviously can lead to accidents we will assess the quality of the road and document it in a detailed report. In such cases where the road has not been maintained appropriately local councils can be held to account putting a new spin on the legal battle potentially shifting blame and avoiding insurance penalties.
The information we gather allows us to reconstruct the incident with precision detail it is imperative to carry out the investigation of the accident scene at the earliest opportunity in order to preserve the area and evidence. Statements need to be taken prior to people forgetting the finer details surrounding the incident or before they get a chance to discuss the RTA with third parties who may potentially corrupt their version of events.
Essential Forensics advocate honest and accurate investigations, our service is prompt and professional throughout. The reports we produce are in depth and often support police reports and can prove invaluable to any claim or claimant.