Reconstruction Technology

Rimkus incorporates state-of-the-art technology in data collection and accident reconstruction analysis to further enhance the reliability of field investigations and ensure the accuracy of the findings.

FARO FOCUS 3D™ laser scanner provides Rimkus a reliable method for obtaining 3D measurements and 3D color images to document collision scenes, vehicles, roadways, and evidence. The scanner produces dense point clouds used in the analysis to determine the cause of complex collisions. 

TOTAL STATION allows Rimkus staff the ability to provide a faster, more precise method of digitally mapping collision sites. The total station data is downloaded into a computer to render the accident scene with pinpoint accuracy.

CRUSH ANALYSIS and CRASH SIMULATION programs allow Rimkus to analyze information such as vehicle crush damage, steering, braking, skid marks, roll resistance, vehicle speeds, and roadway conditions. Based on analyses, Rimkus can determine the pre-impact, impact, and post-impact speeds of the vehicles involved in the collision. A collision can be simulated in 3D, including rollovers.

EVENT DATA RECORDERS afford Rimkus the opportunity to download vital data from vehicles to assist in analyzing speeds, pre-crash braking, accelerator use, and driver seatbelt usage. Event Data Recorder downloads provide valuable data for analyzing airbag deployment and non-deployment events. 

VEHICLE MAPPING is a reconstruction tool for determining the crush damage of a vehicle. Using crush jigs, as well as a total station, Rimkus can better analyze the vehicle crush depth and calculate the change in speed and impact configuration of the vehicles at the time of impact.

Regional Practice Leaders

S. Dale Fridley


Western Region Forensic Division Manager

Central Region Forensic Division Manager

Forensic Division Manager, Gulf Coast Region

Western Region Forensic Division Manager