Houston Auto Appraisers – Auto Accident Investigation Techniques

Steering Column – Visually inspect the base of the column to see if it has collapsed.

Floor Board Area – Injuries to feet and ankles are often caused by accelerator, brake and clutch pedals.

Dashboard Area – Unrestrained occupants often crash forward into the dash area.

Roof Supports – Check front, side, and rear pillars (AKA – A, B, C & D Pillars)

Windshields – Starburst damage to the windshield means contact with an occupants head or body.

Doors & Glass – Windshields are laminated, Door Glass Tempered. Keep that in mind.

Vehicle Seats – Vehicle seat track position is important. Forward position in most cases my prevent an airbag from deploying due to the proximity of the occupant.

Interior Surfaces – Small objects may have been damaged as a result of flying parts or contact with human body parts that are not restrained.

Seat Belts – Check for wear, tear, worn buckles, belt fraying, blood or human fluids.

If you are an attorney, insurance claims department, or individual who wants to reconstruct an accident to determine liability, give Houston Auto Appraisers a call at 1-877-845-2368 or visit us online at www.HoustonAutoAppraisers.com or for Black Box / Event Data Recorder Imaging – www.HoustonCDREDR.com

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