NZCI Limited - Crash Analysis and Insurance Investigation Services

Crash Analysis

Crash Analysis assists crash investigators in road accident investigations by using scientifically proven methods and techniques to analyse the evidence often left at a crash scene, or on the motor vehicles involved.

A crash investigation often involves obtaining driver and witness accounts; however it is common knowledge that people have different perceptions while observing incidents, which may cause statements to be distorted and inaccurate. It is even more difficult where there are no independent witnesses.

Police worldwide use crash analysis in serious traffic crashes where the evidence located at the scene or on the vehicles, is the only method available to reconstruct a crash.

Crash analysis often involves Forensic Mapping to assist in completing some of the calculations required to prove such things as speed, or to accurately place vehicles or objects in a scene, and to assist with visually displaying the crash.

NZCI offer its customers the same high level of investigation and expertise that is normally reserved for only serious vehicle accidents.

Crash analysis can identify:

  • HMV roll over threshold speeds
  • Stopping distances
  • Friction values
  • Speed of vehicle from slide to stop
  • SRT compliance
  • Roadway faults
  • Environmental issues
  • Driver fault
  • Speed of vehicle from yaw
  • Braking efficiency
  • Speed of vehicle from vault
  • Speed of vehicle from pedestrian throw
  • Speeds of vehicle from glass/debris throw
  • Speed of vehicle from momentum
  • Mechanical faults
  • Critical curve speeds - maximum speed a vehicle can negotiate a corner.
  • Collision avoidance from time and distance
  • Bulb incandescence - headlights or brake lights on/off
  • Sight distance
  • Vehicle positioning
  • Vehicle direction of travel
  • Identify vehicles involved through crash damage

Please contact us for more information on how we can assist you and your clients.

Call Us

09 536 6105

What our customers say

I sought the assistance of NZCI in a case where my client, a truck driver had slid on to on coming traffic and caused a huge accident. NZCI were instrumental in securing a win for the defence by showing the court that the accident was caused by the truck aquaplaning as opposed to any fault of the driver.
Elaine, Liberty Law Barristers

How to contact us

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us:

(09) 536 6105
(09) 536 6103
P.O Box 282 233

Investigation services tailored to your requirements.

Industry Affiliations

NZCI (or some of our staff) are members of or actively collaborate with the following national and international organisations:

  • ANZIIF - Australian an New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance
  • IAATI - International Association of Auto Theft Investigation
  • ASPACI - Australasian & South Pacific Association of Collision Investigators

Nationwide Service

We provide crash investigation, crash analysis and general investigation services to clients nationwide:

North Island

Kaitaia, Kaeo, Whangarei, Marsden Point, Waipu, Dargaville, Kaiwaka, Wellsford, Warkworth, Auckland, Thames, Coromandel, Waihi, Matamata, Huntly, Hamilton, Tirau, Taumranui, Tokoroa, Rotorua, Taupo, Turangi, Waiouru, Gisborne, Hastings, Napier, New Plymouth, Wanganui, Tauranga, Waipukarau, Palmerston North, Bulls, Foxton, Paraparaumu, Wellington

South Island

Nelson, Kaikoura, Greymouth, Cheviot, Reefton, Christchurch, Timaru, Dunedin, Roxburgh, Queenstown, Balclutha, Invercargill