Vehicle Mechanical Failures

Failure Analysis Evaluations

In a perfect world, equipment and vehicles would be properly designed, manufactured, maintained, and unaltered by wear and tear. In the real world, however, this is not the case.

Offering a keen understanding of forensic sciences and failure analysis, Rimkus has organized a specialized group of qualified engineers, metallurgists, and material specialists to conduct product evaluations, testing, and analysis of equipment failures. 

Our staff carefully analyzes subtle relationships between design and use, designs tests, and participates in laboratory analysis of products and equipment to determine if a failure contributed to property damage or bodily injury.

Mechanical failure analysis and product liability expertise:

  • Collision avoidance systems
  • Air and hydraulic brake systems
  • Cruise control systems
  • Frames and structural systems
  • Hot shock lamp filaments
  • Lighting and electrical systems
  • Seatbelts and child safety seats
  • Steering systems
  • Tire, wheel, and suspension systems
  • Vehicle design

Regional Practice Leaders

S. Dale Fridley

P.E., ACTAR

Transportation Division Manager, West Region

Transportation Division Manager, Great Lakes Region

Transportation Division Manager, Gulf Coast Region

Transportation Division Manager, West Region