Knott Laboratory provides forensic engineering and animation, Civil & Structural, and Fire & Explosion Investigation services to reconstruct accidents.


Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical failure analysis, investigation, and reporting.


Our team of mechanical engineers has worked on more than 18,000 failure analysis cases nationwide for the legal and insurance industries, as well as for local and national businesses. Every Knott Lab mechanical engineer is a licensed professional ready to assist clients from initial contact through investigation, analysis, and reporting.

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Accident Reconstruction


Knott Laboratory provides expert accident reconstruction and analysis for attorneys and insurance professionals on a nationwide basis. Our forensic engineers have investigated and reconstructed…

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Automobile Accidents


Knott Laboratory has investigated thousands of motor vehicle accidents; from single vehicle roll-overs to multiple car pile-ups. While we have extensive experience with all types of motor vehicle…

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Commercial Vehicle Accidents


Reconstruction of an accident involving a commercial motor vehicle, or tractor-trailer, can quickly become a very complex matter. The motion of a commercial motor vehicle can be affected by a number…

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Bus Accidents


Knott Laboratory performs vehicle accident reconstruction of commercial vehicle multi-passenger buses. When accidents occur, Knott Laboratory analyzes aspects of the accident, such as perception…

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Motorcycle Accidents


The motorcycle accident reconstructionists at Knott Laboratory are avid motorcycle enthusiasts with extensive motorcycling experience. From cross-country touring to off-road riding our engineers…

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Slip and Fall Investigations


Knott Laboratory’s slip, trip and fall experts provide the experience and integrity you require to scientifically conduct a forensic investigation into slip, trip and fall accidents. Our experts have…

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Product Liability


Knott Laboratory conducts in-depth reviews of current designs on the consumer market for specific issues pertaining to product design, safety, and designer responsibility. Other issues, such as…

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Vehicle Black Box Analysis


Knott Laboratory has the expertise to retrieve/analyze data stored on Event Data Recorders (EDR), or “black boxes”, installed on many heavy trucks and passenger vehicles. EDR technology improved…

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Shooting Incidents


With the use of modern technology, Knott Laboratory reconstructed a shooting incident to assess whether reported observations were consistent with physical evidence.

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Pedestrian Accidents


Night-time and day-time visibility studies carried out by Knott Laboratory help to determine accurate driver visibility of pedestrians at accident scenes. Night-time visibility studies consist of…

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Forklift Accidents


Forklifts are indispensible pieces of material handling equipment that facilitate the movement of goods in warehouses, retail and industrial environments. Forklifts routinely move goods safely and…

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Crane Accidents


Knott Laboratory’s crane accident experts provide the utmost degree of excellence and integrity in scientifically conducting forensic investigations to determine the cause and origin of crane…

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Baler Accidents


Balers are machines used to compress solid waste, primary materials or recoverable materials, with or without binding, to a dense form that will support handling and transportation as a material…

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Skid Steer Accidents


Knott Laboratory engineers have investigated accidents involving stability, hydraulic failures, attachment failures and other accidents modes.

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Wood Chipper Accidents


Wood chippers present a unique issue in safety guarding. With operators just seconds away from potentially fatal circumstances, safety devices must be in place to allow the user to stop or reverse…

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Trailer Jack Accidents


Trailer jacks are designed to withstand extreme vertical loading but are often subjected to unforeseen lateral loading conditions as the user attempts to maneuver the trailer onto or off of a trailer…

Patent & Trade Secret Investigations


Through detailed evaluation and analysis of product designs and trade secrets, Knott Laboratory’s Electrical, Fire and Explosion, Civil, and Mechanical engineers successfully convey complex issues in…