Transportation Expertise: Motorcycle Accident Investigations

March 7, 2024

Experts with Years of Experience Investigating Complex Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can be complex events that result in devastating consequences due to the vulnerability of riders and the inherent risks associated with two-wheeled vehicles. When compared to passenger and commercial vehicles, motorcycles have different capabilities and nuances that need to be understood in order to accurately reconstruct an accident. The Rimkus Transportation team includes consultants with specialized expertise in all types of motorcycles, including their design, components, and use.

Many of our experts previously held careers in law enforcement. Drawing from knowledge honed investigating thousands of complex vehicle accidents and supported by engineering expertise, investigative techniques, and state-of-the-art technology, we can meticulously examine an accident scene, collect and assess evidence, and recreate the dynamics of the crash. This process can involve analyzing factors like vehicle speeds, impact angles, road conditions, injury biomechanics, and human factors to piece together a comprehensive understanding of the incident.

When a motorcycle accident occurs, an immediate response to the accident scene is vital to reconstruction. Our Rapid Response team members are prepared to arrive on the scene as soon as possible to document the site conditions including skid marks, impact, final rest locations, line-of-sight, road conditions, traffic controls, and other pertinent data.

In addition to reconstructing an accident, we can also evaluate the design and safety features of the motorcycle itself, identifying potential manufacturing defects or issues that could have contributed to the accident. These investigations can be crucial in providing clarity regarding the incident, as well as contributing to the improvement of motorcycle safety standards.

Case Study: Failure Analysis of Motorcycle Chain and Axle
Our experts were retained when an accident involving a motorcycle with a rider and passenger occurred on an interstate. According to the police report, the motorcycle had a chain or rear axle failure that caused the rider to lose control. View the case study to learn about the services we provided to help our client understand the accident’s events.
Case Study

Learn from the Experts
Motorcycle Accident Analysis and Reconstruction is a one-hour continuing education webinar led by Transportation Practice Leader David Lund, ACTAR.

Check out the full webinar, now available on demand.

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