We will investigate the damage and the statements to determine if they match. In most cases we are able to determine if the collision was a parked and unoccupied vehicle being collided into or if the vehicle was in motion at the time of the collision.
Using the BOSCH Crash Data Retrieval program we are able to access the Event Data Recorder for most vehicles.
(There are a limited number of vehicles which are not supported by the BOSCH software)
We have the ability to reconstruct a collision to determine the pre-impact speeds. We help to determine the cause of a collision and determine if either of the parties could have taken actions to avoid or minimize the collision.
We are available to do physical inspections of the vehicles involved in the collision as well as the scene of the collision.
We are available for deposition and courtroom testimony for any case we work.
We apply the highest level of ethics and will not give an opinion we are unable to testify to later.
We provide verbal and/or written reports of our investigation. Our reports detail our findings in a way which is easy to understand. The reports will document our review of presented material and an analysis of the information. They will include a conclusion aimed at answering the initial questions of the collision.
When looking to have a traffic collision reconstructed there are many options to consider. One of the biggest is whether to use someone with an engineering background or a law enforcement background. While an engineer has experience working on cases they have been hired for, they do not always understand the application of the laws and the collision scenes in the same way a law enforcement professional would. A law enforcement professional has field experience at traffic collision scenes while the vehicles are still on site and have talked to the drivers along with witnesses immediately following a collision. Both engineers and law enforcement professionals use the same mathematical equations and the same computer programs. The difference comes down to field experience.
Ryan Bodily is the lead consultant. Ryan is currently a Sergeant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, having promoted in April 2020. Prior to this promotion Ryan was a Vehicular Homicide Detective for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He has been in Law Enforcement for over 25 years with an emphasis in traffic for 17 of those years. He has investigated thousands of traffic collisions during his career. These investigations include field work and report review. From October 2015 to April 2020, he has been the lead investigator of 102 fatal traffic collisions of which 65 have led to criminal prosecution. Ryan is a Bosch certified technician for the imaging of a vehicle's Event Data Recorder. He is also certified to analyze the report produced by the software. Ryan has over 500 hours of California P.O.S.T. approved training classes regarding the subject of Traffic Collision Investigation and DUI Investigation. These classes include Basic Traffic Investigation, Intermediate Traffic Investigation, Advanced Traffic Investigation, Traffic Reconstruction, Vehicle vs Pedestrian/Bicycle Reconstruction, Motor Vehicle Inspection, Bosch Crash Data Retrieval Technician and Analysis, DUI, Advanced Roadside Impairment, and Computerized Diagramming.
We charge a retainer for all jobs. This retainer is required prior to any work being initiated. This fee is due within 7 days of the case being accepted. The retainer will be credited against the final bill, if the time billed is less than 4 hours the remaining balanced will be returned in the form of a check.
This covers the actual work done. The billing is calculated in 15-minute increments.
This hourly rate includes
And all other activities required to complete the investigation.
These fees are due the day of the deposition, trial or hearing. Travel fees apply.
The hourly fee does not apply to the court ordered lunch break but does apply to any other recesses throughout the day. Hourly fees apply in 15-minute intervals after the 4 hour minimum.
There is a minimum 4-hour appearance fee.
If the deposition or trial is cancelled or continued prior to the experts scheduled arrival on the day of appearance, a minimum charge of 2 hours ($700) will be billed along with any travel fees prior to the cancelation.
Any work, including meetings and testimony, outside of the office.
Actual time travelling for Bodily's Traffic Collision Consulting and Reconstruction, LLC representative. Billed in 15-minute increments.
Actual mileage driven.
IRS standard mileage rate for 2022 is 58.5 cents per mile.
All fees for travel out of the Southern California area will be billed at actual rates. Rental car fees will include insurance and gas but will not include the $0.56 per mile charge. Receipts for all flights, hotels and rental cars will be provided. Bodily's Traffic Collision Consulting and Reconstruction, LLC reserves the right to book a rental car in the category of full size/mid-size or AWD/4WD depending on weather and location.
Additional fees may apply for specialized equipment, resources, contract service providers or assistant personnel. If the need for any additional fees associated to the investigation become necessary, they will be discussed with the client prior to the expenditure of funds.
Fees for photographic printing, preparation of exhibits, outside testing or analysis are billed at actual cost.
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Bodily's Traffic Collision Consulting and Reconstruction, LLC serving Los Angeles County, Kern County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Santa Barbra County, Ventura County, San Diego County, and Orange County . We are also available throughout California and the western United States of America
30261 Knight Court Tehachapi CA, 93561, California 93534, United States