Assisting the Legal Profession
Every crash is different. To avoid wrongful accusations and
convictions, it is important to engage a forensic engineer to
correctly determine which investigation and reconstruction methods are appropriate.
The vast majority of crash investigators are not forensic
engineers and often lack a thorough understanding of the
This means they use the same techniques to investigate
crashes without considering whether their methods are
appropriate for the situation.
By choosing to engage an experienced forensic engineer, you
can avoid this situation.
In what cases should you engage a forensic engineer?
• When representing a client who has been involved in a
• When it appears that the Police may have not investigated
• When a motor vehicle or other machine has been used in
an allegedly criminal manner.
What are the benefits of retaining a forensic engineer?
• Retaining a forensic engineer as an Expert Witness can
significantly reduce the workload and stress pre-trial.
The expert will:
• Participate in pre-trial discussions and meetings with the
• Produce a pre-trial report and brief.
• Identify and procure additional disclosure material.
Less Stress for Your Client
• The forensic engineer will produce a pre-trial report which
may give an indication to your client of how to plead.
The identification of mitigating circumstances can often
alter charges and/or reduce penalties. In some instances
the Prosecution may withdraw or reduce charges based on
crash investigation reports.
Why Choose IE Services?
IE Services principal and forensic engineer Dr Tim Stevenson
is the only crash investigator in New Zealand with a first class
honours degree in mechanical engineering and a PhD in the
field of accident investigation.
Dr Stevenson also has nine years experience
in crash investigation including:
• homicide trials
• vehicle-pedestrian collisions
• single and multiple vehicle incidents
• cyclist crashes
• motorcycle collisions
• heavy vehicle crashes
• accidental death versus suicide
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