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Knott Laboratory employees remain active within the engineering field by teaching legal and insurance seminars, publishing through nationwide organizations and participating in trade conferences. Additionally, we promote and sponsor events in the community.


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Richard Ziernicki and Ricky Nguyen Presents “Forensic Analysis of a Fatal, Overhead Crane Accident” at NAFE


This presentation outlines forensic procedure and techniques used in reconstruction and safety assessment in a fatal…

Richard M. Ziernicki, Ph.D., P.E., DFE Presents at Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG) in Charleston, SC.


Richard M. Ziernicki, Ph.D., P.E., DFE presents “How the Application of the Newest Technology Can Help You” at Attorneys…

Knott Laboratory Expands our Houston, TX Office Led by William Pierce, P.E.


William Pierce, P.E will support our full line of engineering and visualization services for Texas and Gulf Coast customers.

Recent Cases


Learn about Phenomenal Interactive Animations from Knott Lab

What is an interactive animation?


Top Forensic Engineering and Forensic Animation Technologies

Knott Laboratory uses drones and match moving technology into Forensic Engineering cases


NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart and Kevin Ward, Jr. Fatal Racing Accident

The Stewart/Ward fatal racing accident occurred on August 9, 2014 at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Ontario County, New York.


What is 3D Scanning and How Does it Help in Accident Reconstruction?

Today’s scanner can automatically shoot about 45 million points in approximately 10 minutes. 


What is the Process of 2D and 3D rendering?

We use the latest 3D modeling and animation software. Sometimes, we will use 20 different software applications on one project.


Get the vehicle “black box” EDR data before costs mount for your claim

How Crucial is Vehicle “Black Box” Event Data Recorder (EDR) Information in Vehicle Accident Claims?

Get the vehicle “black box” EDR data before costs mount for your claim.


Are the Use of Computer Animations Allowed in Court?

The use of computer animations has been used in a courtroom since the mid 1980's.


Moisture and Water Intrusion May Cause Foundation Problems

At Knott Laboratory, we come across many avoidable projects caused by improper drainage near the foundation.


Computer animation wire mesh image of trailer underride

How are Forensic Computer Animations Created?

Animations are created with a scientific accuracy based on compiling a lot of data, and physical evidence.


Hyatt Regency Hotel Lobby after Walkway Collapse

Knott Laboratory’s Forensic Engineers Reflect Upon Florida Bridge Collapse and Lessons from 1981 Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse

Dr. Knott’s testing subsequently proved that the walkways were significantly under strength