Knott Laboratory Blog

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Knott Laboratory’s Blog is a collaborative school of thought from our expert team of engineers who have worked on over 16,000 failure analysis cases nationwide for the legal and insurance industries, as well as for local and national businesses.


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…

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…

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

wire mesh of crashed vehicle

What is a Computer Animation?


Computer animation is a visual enhancement of expert testimony

Forensic Engineering Investigations and Changing Fire Patterns


Fire patterns are the identifiable shapes formed and left behind on the remnants of a fire