Forensic Investigations

Forensic Vehicle Inspection Services

Over the last few years Northern Assessors have become one of the leading, if not the leading specialist, with regard to the inspection of motor vehicles where low speed impacts are usually involved and where we are frequently instructed to report to our principals with regard to overall damage consistency.

This specialist area of our expertise is one where we are frequently instructed by the majority of the UK insurers and also many solicitor principals to carry out such involved and detailed inspections and usually of both the Claimant’s and the Defendant’s vehicles.

We are able to provide very comprehensive reports that assist those having to deal with damage consistency claims and in particular where we can include in the reports exploded views of relevant body components, especially those that have energy absorbing properties.

We are also able to provide, where possible, vehicle orientation details in graphic format which help to identify the position of respective vehicles at impact.
There are many occasions where we are able to identify related and unrelated damage and also where we are able to advise on the respective kerb weights of the vehicles involved which in itself can have a bearing on the extent of damage sustained to each vehicle.

Our reports are detailed and comprehensive, and they always include good quality images of each vehicle involved in a particular incident.

We are also able to advise with regard to the heights from ground level of respective body components and also report as to whether or not there are any signs of paint transfer etc.

Specialising primarily in vehicle and structural fire investigation.

A typical investigation will include case research, interview of witnesses as well as examination, analysis & interpretation of physical evidence – usually culminating in a presentable, illustrated and easy-to-read technical report.

All investigations are based on an hourly charging structure (plus any expenses and disbursements) thus providing a bespoke service which accommodates the needs of our varied client base.
We are however pleased to provide a complimentary case review and discussion prior to instruction if required.

To speak to a specialist at Northern Assessors about our Forensic Investigations services, please call 01484 864430.