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Accidental reconstruction laboratory is a mobile laboratorythat determines the cause of accident by visiting the accident spot andinspecting the vehicle/s involved in the accident for insurance claims. Themajor tasks performed are determining the cause of accident, driver at the timeof accident, involvement of other vehicle in it, metal examination, lockexamination, authentication of documents, like: FIR report, fire brigadereport, driving licence, etc.

A proper investigation at crime scene can narrow down thesequential order in which the crime/ accident might have taken place, whichhelps to reconstruct the crime scene and determine the cause of accident. Sincethe crime scene (usually roads), cannot be blocked for long time and thevehicle and other things are moved from the crime scene, therefore photographyis done at crime scene so that the relevancy can even be established after thethings have been moved from their actual place.

Our well-qualified and experienced experts work for the completion of the tasks with utmost dedication. With their expertise, following standard protocols, our experts analyse cases carefully and provide their unbiased opinion and forensic report.

We face lakhs ofaccident cases in our country and majority of these accidents jolt up insurancecases. To assess whether the claim is fraudulent or not, our accidentreconstruction team visits site of collision for accident review, vehicleexamination and record oral evidence. This service is provided by best of brainin our laboratory, who examines several facets of the case and deliverextensive information and evidences related to the case.

Each and everycase is dealt with extreme discretion and emphasis is put over recording seriesof events and facts stating the story of collision. Reporting on the scene isgiven priority as we focus on avoiding loss of trace evidences. Everystatement, explanation and physical evidence is recorded as per standards andprocedures laid down.

The purpose of our laboratory is to bring outthe incident occurred in right chronology, so that an assessment can beacquired whether the incident was deliberate for false claim or genuine case ofaccident. Reporting is done in an unbiased manner and on time, so that theintegrity of investigation remains intact. 

DETERMININGTHE CAUSE OF ACCIDENT – It deals with the investigation at the incident spot anddetermining whether the accident took place in the manner informed by theinsured or driver at the time of accident or not. This is the major query inaccidental reconstruction cases.

DRIVER ATTHE TIME OF ACCIDENT – There are many such cases in which a false person is implantedas driver during the accident in the vehicle. Besides investigating theincident scene and reconstructing the accident, we also compare the driver’sstory with our reconstructed story (based on evidences) and determine, whetherhe/she was actually the driver or is acting to be so in order to claim theinsurance amount.

INVOLVEMENTOF OTHER VEHICLE IN IT – We also ask people/ witness nearby the accident spot, todetermine whether there was some other vehicle involved in the accident or not.The examination of marks and scars on the vehicle also helps us determine this,which is further confirmed by metal examination, lock examination, paint examinationand various other techniques.

AUTHENTICATION OF DOCUMENTS – In order todetermine the relativeness of the story of the insured/ driver, we verify allthe major documents related to insured, driver, and vehicle, which includes FIRreport, fire brigade report, driving licence of driver, ID proof of insured aswell as the driver, insurance papers, towing receipts, medical records (ifsomeone is injured), registration certificate, vehicle service papers, etc.This play a vital role in determining, whether the accident was causeddeliberately or was unintentional.

CRIME SCENEINVESTIGATION KIT – It comprises of barricading tape, measuring tape, tongs,tweezers, forceps, pliers, screw driver and various other tools to access thecrime scene. Other than these, it comprises of gloves, masks, goggles for thesafety of investigator. It also comprises of marking boards and differentpackaging material, in order to mark the exhibits found at crime scene andlater, lift and pack these exhibits.

FINGERPRINTKIT – This kit comprises of various tools and equipments, whichare required to lift the fingerprints from crime scene and also to takefingerprints from some suspect/ concerned person. It majorly comprises offingerprinting ink, roller, fingerprint cards, tiles, fluorescent powders,camel hair brushes, lifting tape, superglue, scale, spraying bottle, etc.

DSLR CAMERA – Thecamera is used to take high resolution images of the crime scene as well as theexhibits for their preservation in records. This is specially done in order torelate the exhibits to the crime scene later on.

STEREO-MICROSCOPE – It is used to getan enlarged view of received exhibits, which are used to carefully observe theminute details in them.