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CRAIN & ASSOCIATES, INC.

TECHNICAL INVESTIGATIONS AND SERVICES

Office: 205-995-8231

Fax: 205-995-8232

Toll free: 877-245-6989

Licensed and practicing in:

ALABAMA

FLORIDA

MISSISSIPPI

TENNESSEE

  October 22 - Sunday - Local time: 23:21 (CDT) Working too late!

Fire, Mechanical Failure, Wreck, Water Intrusion

Ignition Lock Analysis

We provide "in-house" vehicle ignition lock evaluation and analysis. The process involves extensive documentation of each part with microscopic inspection and photographs.

  • Vehicle origin and cause investigation with an ignition lock analysis.
  • Inspect the vehicle, recover the ignition lock and perform an evaluation / analysis.
  • Deliver or send your lock to us.

Crash Data Retrieval (CDR)

It is often necessary to identify and retrieve information from a vehicle that details pre-crash data. By accessing the vehicle’s Event Data Recorder (EDR), such data can be discovered. To explain, our investigators, Technician and Analyst Certified by the Collision and Safety Institute, download data from the Event Data Recorder using the Bosch Crash Data Retrieval system. The data is then presented in a formatted report, detailing objective readings from the vehicle moments before, and during, an incident. Recorded parameters are make and model specific, but usually include Vehicle Speed, Throttle Position, Breaking, Seat Belt Status, Air Bag Deployment.

Accident Scene Reconstruction

Generally used in accidents involving fatalities and/or personal injury, scene reconstruction can be an integral tool in establishing the circumstances of a particular event.

A licensed engineer and certified technicians work together to provide a detailed, accurate investigation.

  • The crash site is thoroughly documented, when available.
  • Detailed inspection and documentation of the vehicle(s) is performed.
  • Mechanical drive train, steering, acceleration and braking systems documented and tested (when possible).
  • An extensive and complete evaluation of all of the data is evaluated and peer reviewed.

I.A.A.I. Certified Fire Investigators

Vehicle and Equipment Fires and Explosions

The investigation of vehicle and equipment fires and explosions requires specialized expertise, knowledge and training. Our investigators train continuously to stay abreast of the latest investigative techniques, testing and technology, in order to identify whether the incident resulted from operator error, a maintenance issue or a product failure.

We investigate over 100 fire / explosion incidents involving automobiles, pick-ups, SUVs and large equipment each year. Conclusive determinations make up the majority of these, but there are those that are "undetermined". We follow the evidence, and the facts and with over 20 years of combined experience almost exclusive to vehicle and equipment work, we can provide a high level of quality information about the vehicle and the incident.

With ongoing training to maintain up to date information and knowledge of automotive technology including gasoline, diesel and hybrid vehicles, we can provide a quality investigation with fact based conclusions concerning the latest technology.

Morgan Fuller IAAI - CFI

Morgan Fuller I.A.A.I. - C.F.I.

Mr. Morgan Fuller is a Fire Investigator with Crain & Associates, Inc., with more than 14 years of experience as a private fire investigator. He is particularly specialized in investigating incidents involving vehicles and equipment. Mr. Fuller has investigated more than 1,200 vehicle and equipment fires, and has testified as an expert witness in state court. Mr. Fuller, I.A.A.I. - C.F.I. conducts most of our vehicle and equipment inspections and investigations.