Who is Kilpatrick Forensics?
Kilpatrick Forensics is a forensic engineering firm that provides forensic engineering services for our legal and insurance clients. Mr. Kilpatrick travels throughout the United States in order to investigate motor vehicle crashes and product defects and failure claims resulting in personal injury or death. Mr. Kilpatrick is a board certified vehicle crash reconstruction engineer through the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) and is a Diplomat Forensic Engineer (DFE). He is also a part-time instructor for Northwestern University through their Center For Public Safety and is a firm believer in continuing education.
The Mission of Kilpatrick Forensics:
Mr. Kilpatrick’s mission is to provide to you forensic engineering services that are dedicated to the application of the art, science and methodology of engineering and the scientific method in order to answer questions of fact in the jurisprudence system to assist the trier of fact concerning motor vehicle accidents and motor vehicle product defect and failure claims. Mr. Kilpatrick utilizes his engineering knowledge, skill, experience, training and education to give you an objective professional opinion that is thorough and comprehensive, understandable and timely. He has submitted written expert reports in state and federal court and has given sworn expert testimony under oath during both deposition and trial.
What services does Kilpatrick Forensics provide? (also see the following pages)
- At-Scene Investigation and Evidence Mapping
- Motor Vehicle Crash Reconstruction
- Vehicle Crash Testing
- Vehicle Skid Testing
- Image, Store and Analyze a Vehicle’s Crash Data Report (CDR) stored in the EPROM circuitry of a Vehicle’s Airbag Control Module (ACM)
- Photogrammetry Studies of Police Photographs
- Airbag and Seat Belt Inspections
- School Bus Crash Reconstruction
- Tractor Trailer/Heavy Trucks Crash Reconstruction
- Motorcycle Crash Reconstruction
- ATV and ROHV Crash Reconstruction
- Computer Based Dynamic Motor Vehicle Crash Simulations Videos
- Standards of Care for Motor Vehicles
- SAE Standards
- National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) Regulations
- Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations
- Product Defect and Failure Analyses
- Machine Design and Analyses
- Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Who are the clients of Kilpatrick Forensics?
Mr. Kilpatrick works with law firms, public defenders and insurance companies on civil plaintiff, civil defendant, criminal and insurance claimant cases.
How can you contact Kilpatrick Forensics?
Mr. Kilpatrick’s corporate office is located in Jamestown North Carolina. Visit our website at www.kilpatrickforensics.com. Please feel free to contact him any time at office at 336-841-6354 or cell phone at 336-803-1639.
During 1990, the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA) with the assistance of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) published the first standard for ATVs referred to as ANSI/SVIA-1-1990. During 2001, ANSI/SVIA revised this standard referred to as standard ANSI/SVIA 1-2001. The standard was revised again during 2007 and again in 2010 and is referred to as standard ANSI/SVIA 1-2010.
A Traffic Accident Reconstruction is a process by which an engineer determines from all available information and evidence how and why a traffic accident occurred including but not limited to pre-impact and post impact vehicular velocity vectors, pre-impact and post impact vehicular direction vectors, vehicular change in velocity (Delta-V), momentum vectors, vehicles' point of impact on the roadway, vehicular visibility by a driver, vehicular crash data retrieval reports if assessable, accident factors and causes.
Quality control starts at the point of product conception and is carried all the way through to the final design and manufacture of a product.
Some motor vehicle accidents take place during the night time hours when natural sun light is not present.
When we drive our vehicles down the road, we are driving them at a certain velocity and direction. All vehicles have weight and mass to the order of a few hundred pounds for a motorcycle, a few thousand pounds for a large SUV or luxury car or several tons for a tractor-trailer truck. When our vehicles move at speed down the road, they create energy by virtue of their mass and forward velocity