IACP CERTIFIED EVENT DATA RECORDER IMAGING / ACM Black Box Downloads – CDR Imaging
GM, FORD, FIAT Chrysler, Tesla, Hyundai, Kia, Subaru, Mitsubishi- Houston Auto Appraisers can provide you with our IACP Certified® Crash Data Retrieval imaging services on most foreign and domestic passenger vehicles, light duty trucks, SUV’s, commercial trucks and buses. We can travel to your location anywhere in the North America, South America, Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Fees may vary based on location and complexity of your case.
We are exclusively retained by Personal Injury Attorneys, Insurance Companies, Criminal Defense Lawyers, Judges of the Municipal Courts, Insurance Fraud Investigators, Police Departments, FBI, Law Enforcement Agencies, Detectives, Crime Scene Investigators, Fleet Managers, Automakers, and clients to provide them with PRE-CRASH, CRASH, and POST-CRASH data retrieved from a subject vehicle leading up to a collision with detailed information measured in milliseconds.
EVENT DATA RECORDER (EDR) RETRIEVAL SERVICES FOR INSURANCE CLAIMS
Insurance Fraud, Staged Accidents, Vehicle hit while unoccupied claims. Insurance policy language states that after an accident or loss, you or anyone else covered under this policy must cooperate with us in the investigation, settlement and defense of any claim or lawsuit. Failure to cooperate with is may result in the denial of the claim. If you are an insurance adjuster or insurance claims investigator and you need to obtain the EDR data on a claimants or policy holders vehicle, give Houston Auto Appraisers a call today. Fees for CDR data download vary based on location and complexity of your case.
EDR FOR CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS / DISTRICT ATTORNEYS / LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES:
Houston Auto Appraisers event data recorder retrieval reports are admissible in Federal, Criminal, Civil, Justice of the Peace, and Small Claims Courts. In order to prevent spoliation, most Police departments have their own CDR took but still requires an independent 3rd party CDR Technician to prove up and image a crashed vehicle that is part of felony criminal investigation. We have been retained by Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County, Fort Bend County, Department of Home Land Security, Federal Bureau of Investigations, US Marshals Office, and Transportation Security Administration.
The imaged data retrieved from a vehicles airbag control module aka– Black box, of a suspect facing serious felony charges or civil litigation has been useful to convict or exonerate criminal defendants. District Attorneys, Judges, Prosecutors, Trial Lawyers, Mediators, and Juries have complimented that the expert witness testimony and crash data retrieval reports provided at trial for review are credible, understandable and easy to follow.
COURT EXPERT WITNESS / AUTO DAMAGES CONSULTANT:
Houston Auto Appraisers prides itself as a knowledgeable and experienced expert in everything associated with the automotive world. We thoroughly research and prepare our cases when called upon to give Expert Witness testimony at mediation or trial. Expert witness fees are paid by the hour.
EDR BENCH TESTING FACILITY:
You can have the Airbag Control Module – (ACM) removed and sent to us via overnight mail so that we can image the stored crash data and promptly return the module along with our IACP Certified® Crash Data Retrieval report in efforts to promptly assist with the fact-finding discovery of your case. Houston Auto Appraisers specializes in imaging data from various airbag manufacturers including: Takata Airbag Control Modules, ZF TRW Airbag Control Modules, Autoliv Inc. Airbag Control Modules, Daicel Corp Airbag Control Modules, and Nippon Kayaku Airbag Control Modules. Please call our independent CDR testing facility and speak with Roy Theophilus Bent, Jr. at 1-877-845-2368 prior to sending. Fees may vary dependent upon type of bench testing service requested. Damaged or wet ACM’s accepted.
AUTO ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION:
Are you a concerned insurance company, personal injury attorney, property damage attorney, or government agency needing a professional auto-accident investigator to prepare a reconstruction of an auto accident to assist with your litigation? Our professional reconstruction specialists will gather all required documentation to accurately recreate the accident scene. Evidence provided by/to the attorney should include photographs of accident scene, the exact location of point of impact, photos of the damaged vehicle, and eyewitness testimony. Our reports have assisted clients win numerous lawsuits throughout the United States. Fees for services vary by location and complexity of your case.
FORENSIC ANALYSIS OF SEAT BELTS
Visual inspection of the seat belt system including the anchoring, webbing, retractor, latch plate, buckle, Turing loop, pretensioner. Industry standard FMVSS 209. Injury correlation – Hospital medical records, medical examiner or coroners’ reports, law enforcement reports.
Seat Belt Defense law, Malfunctions, Ejection of Occupants while wearing a seat belt, Litigation claims – Some jurisdictions may and may not allow the use of the seat belt defense as a means of contributing to their injuries. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration NHTSA has issued numerous recalls and Technical Service Bulletins since 1988.
HEAVY VEHICLE EVENT DATA RECORDER IMAGING (HVEDR) / FIELD INSPECTIONS
In the area of accident reconstruction, the most misunderstood is the commercial vehicle accident. Our training goes far beyond basic automobile accident reconstruction. Commercial trucks are much heavier at 80K lbs. and slower to stop. They can be very deadly once the driver hits something. Houston Auto Appraisers Heavy Vehicle Accident Investigation and reconstruction team specializes in physical inspections of commercial vehicles involved in a crash resulting in injury or fatality.
PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION MODULES – For vehicles equipped with Pedestrian Protection
CLOSE RANGE PHOTOGRAMMETRY / PHOTO DOCUMENTATION
Total Loss Appraisals
If your vehicle was deemed a total loss by the Insurance company and you are not satisfied with their offer, you have the right to invoke the appraisal clause and hire Houston Auto Appraisers in order to determine the actual cash value (ACV) of your vehicle. An IACP certified auto appraiser will go to the location of the vehicle and determine the vehicles pre/post-loss condition and put together our detailed total loss appraisal that will be a certified document with critical evidence needed to support your claim. Should the two appraisal companies not come to a mutual agreement on the fair market value of your vehicle, an umpire will have to be selected and his or her final decision is binding. In most cases, we rarely need the assistance of an umpire. The Bureau of Certified Auto Appraisers maintains a list of qualified Umpires. See www.BOCAA.org.
Collision Estimates / Property Damage
Need an independent damage estimate of an auto or commercial vehicle to determine costs to repair or if the vehicle should be deemed a total loss? Our IACP Certified damage estimates will give you with the exact dollar amount of the damages needing repair. Houston Auto Appraisers has the fastest turnaround policy of 3 days or less with most estimates completed and e-mailed by the next day. We pride ourselves on reducing the number of supplement re-inspections. Call us or visit www.BOCAA.org (The Bureau of Certified Auto Appraisers) to locate an Estimator or Appraiser in your local area. Our IACP Certified Auto Appraisers / Estimators are located nationwide and are ready each day to serve your claims department or collision estimating needs.