Automobile & Light Truck

Our vehicle experts are more than just mechanical engineers and reconstructionists, they have direct, professional experience in the design, development, and manufacture of cars and light trucks.

Crash Reconstruction

Every expert in the Crash practice at Robson Forensic came to our firm after longstanding careers in the automotive industry. As automotive engineers they understand vehicle dynamics and how vehicles respond before, during, and after a crash. Our engineers, through their education and training, have a thorough understanding of physics and vehicle systems and how they affect the nuances of crash reconstruction.

Learn more about the importance of having an automotive engineer perform your reconstructions by visiting our page on Crash Reconstruction.

Automotive Engineering

Modern vehicles incorporate safety features designed to reduce the frequency and severity of crashes. They reduce loss of control incidents, minimize occupant injuries in the event of a crash, and monitor the readiness and performance of multiple safety systems; they also continuously record vehicle data leading up to and during a crash.

Our automotive experts evaluate the performance of vehicle safety systems within the context of a specific crash to determine if they functioned properly. In some cases this involves an analysis of active safety features, such as electronic stability control, in others it involves an analysis of vehicle restraint systems, including seatbelts and airbags.

As complex as modern vehicles are, we have an expert to address nearly every component. If you need assistance identifying the most appropriate expert for your case, please contact the head of our Crash practice,Peter J. Leiss, P.E.

Vehicle Service & Maintenance

As modern vehicles became safer, more reliable, and more efficient, they also became more complicated. Properly maintaining a modern vehicle often requires specialized tools and training. Our motor vehicle experts are retained when a vehicle is involved in a crash shortly after a service call. They are tasked with determining whether or not repairs and inspections were properly conducted and if, or how the vehicle service contributed to the cause of a crash.


Robson Forensic offers a fully appointed mechanical testing laboratory to assist our clients with the inspection of evidence related to vehicle crash cases. Our lab facilities can accommodate evidence as large as complete vehicles, as well as smaller vehicle components or traffic guidance devices. Visit our Mechanical Testing Laboratory page for more information.


Call or submit an inquiry to tell us about your case. Once we determine which expert is best qualified to assist, we will put you in direct contact.

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