Motorcycle Accidents

The reconstruction of motorcycle accidents requires first-hand experience in the riding and operation of a motorcycle.


An understanding of engineering and physics is essential to any accident reconstructionist’s ability to interpret and analyze accident related evidence. However, in motorcycle accident reconstruction, the physical evidence is often misinterpreted due to a reconstructionist’s inexperience and lack of understanding of motorcycle dynamics. Therefore, the reconstruction of motorcycle accidents requires not only the knowledge and understanding of engineering and physics, but is also enhanced by first-hand experience in the riding and operation of a motorcycle.

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 have the experience to understand all aspects of motorcycle dynamics and handling. The combined training, education and experience of our motorcycle accident reconstruction team ensures that any motorcycle accident, or motorcycle related failure, can be handled properly and professionally.

Publications List

The experts at Knott Laboratory have been published in many engineering journals. While most of these essays are quite detailed, these short abstracts express a summary of the overall papers that were published.

Forensic Engineering Use of Computer Animation and Graphics

Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers
December, 2006

Forensic Engineering Evaluation of Physical Evidence in Accident Reconstruction

Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers
December, 2007

Fatigued Drivers and Consequences

The Lawyer’s LogBook, Vol. 1, No. 5
2012

Newest Trends in Accident Reconstruction

The Lawyer’s LogBook, Vol. 2, No. 5
2013

Experts in the Field

Our forensic engineers are experts in accident reconstruction, failure analysis and cause & origin. Our forensic engineers work directly with our in-house animation department to create state-of-the-art forensic animations for use in court, arbitration, mediation or settlement negotiations.

Richard M. Ziernicki, Ph.D., P.E., DFE

President & CEO, Principal Mechanical Engineer

(303) 925-1900
rziernicki@knottlab.com

Steve D. Knapp, P.E., CFEI, CVFI

Senior Engineer

(303) 925-1900
sknapp@knottlab.com

William H. Pierce, P.E.

Manager, Mechanical Engineering

(303) 925-1900
wpierce@knottlab.com

Ricky L. Nguyen, M.S., P.E.

Senior Engineer

(303) 925-1900
rnguyen@knottlab.com

Henry “Hank” V. Mowry, P.E., CFEI

Senior Engineer

303-925-1900
hmowry@knottlab.com

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Since 1982, Knott Laboratory has been providing comprehensive forensic engineering and computer animation services to reconstruct accidents.

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