Our Focus

Originally, Investigative Mechanics was focused on determining origin and cause of automobile fires. However, with our additional staff, extensive training, and years of experience we now offer a variety of services to our clients:
  • Origin & Cause of Fire
  • Forensic Accident Reconstruction
  • Case Strategy and Counciling
  • Scene Mapping
  • Professional Photography, Video Recording & Forensic Computer Animation Utilizing 2D and 3D Modeling
  • Complete Braking System Failure Analysis (Hydraulic, Mechanical, Electrical, and Anti-locking Brakes)
  • Certified Crash Data Retrieval & Analysis from Event Data Recorders ("Black Box" downloads) on SDM's & RCM's - current version 17.7
  • Consulting for Attorneys, Insurance Companies, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Manufacturers
  • Technical Expert/Expert Witness Testimony in State and Federal Courts on Criminal and Civil Cases for Plaintiff & Defense
  • Lamp bulb analysis - Hot/Cold shock
  • Electrical Arc & Electrical Failure Analysis
  • Recovery, Securing and Storage of Small & Large Evidence
  • Development of Protocols and Procedures for Forensic Analysis, Investigation, and Testing
  • Exemplar Vehicle Locating & Testing
  • Courtroom Exhibit Fabrication
  • Forensic Perception & Latent Reaction Analysis
  • Writing and Teaching College-level Courses on Automotive Event Data Recording
  • Protocol & Spoliation of Evidence Issues Addressed
  • Forensic research applying to documentation and repair orders
  • School bus wheel-off cases

Our Services

Investigative Mechanics provides comprehensive investigation services on:
  • Passenger Cars and SUV's
  • Recreational Vehicles
  • Light, Medium and Heavy Trucks
  • Semi-Tractors and Trailers
  • School buses
  • Motorcycles, ATV's and Snowmobiles
  • Boats, Jet Skis, Marine Equipment and Yachts
  • Farm and Agricultural Equipment
  • Log-splitting Equipment
  • Heavy Off-road Equipment
  • Construction and Forestry Harvesting Equipment
  • Diesel and Gasoline Generators
  • Motor Homes, Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels and Recreational Vehicles
  • Utility Trailers
  • RV Industry installed Electric and Propane Refrigerators
  • Event Data Recording/Crash Data Retrieval (black box)
  • Air bag Deployment
Our Facilities

At our office, we offer our clients:
  • A Large Conference Room for Depositions
  • Two Investigative Laboratories
  • Microscopy and Audio-Video Equipment
  • Secure Evidence Storage (both On-site and Off)