Off-Road Recreation Vehicle Accident Reconstruction
UTV, ATV, Dirt Bike, and Off-Road Vehicle Crash Reconstruction Specialists
Recreational Off-highway Vehicles (ROV's) encompass a large variety of recreational vehicles that are known by various names, such as:
Regardless of the name, investigation of accidents involving recreational OHVs (Off-Highway Vehicles) requires special attention to the vehicle's dynamics, rider's control, and assessment of the subject terrain. Vehicles such as motorcycles, ATVs, and personal watercraft are considered “rider-active” vehicles because the rider’s body position has a significant impact on the handling of the vehicle (these vehicles are designed to be influenced by the rider’s position). While vehicles such as UTVs (a.k.a. side-by-sides or ROVs) are not considered rider-active vehicles, an understanding of off-road vehicle operation is still essential to reconstructing an accident involving a UTV. Our motorcycle and ATV expert has years of experience in the engineering, design, product development and operation of off-road vehicles such as motorcycles, ATVs, and UTVs. In addition, Veritech engineers have experience and understanding of the dynamics associated with operation of power boats, personal watercraft (PWC), dirt bikes, and other recreational vehicles.
Veritech has experience in reconstructing crashes and incidents that involve off-road vehicles and motorcycles. Our expertise encompasses a wide variety of vehicles that are designed to be used on trails and within off-road environments.
Today's UTVs and Side by Sides are state-of-the art vehicles that provide exceptional performance both in acceleration, braking, and off-road handling. With their elevated performance levels, proper implementation of integrated safety systems and driver training is essential for safe operation. Veritech's experts have years of direct experience in both operating these vehicles and reconstructing accidents related to their use. Additionally, Veritech's UTV expert has 8 years of industry experience in the design, engineering, testing, and product development of off-highway vehicles, such as UTVs.
The operation of off-road motorcycles (a.k.a. dirt bikes) utilizes a few similar techniques of on-road motorcycles but requires higher specialization and understanding of traction limits and vehicle control. These specialized skills and are often foreign to many motorcycle accident reconstructionists due to their inexperience in riding motorcycles off-road. Veritech's off-road expert has over 30 years of off-road riding and racing experience. This real-world, hands-on riding experience provides for exceptional expertise in the area of off-road motorcycle accident reconstruction.
Reconstruction of accidents involving ATVs requires special knowledge of the handling dynamics of these machines. ATV operation is highly influenced by the positioning and actions of the rider. Veritech's engineers have first-hand experience in operating ATVs from every major manufacturer and have been involved in the ATV industry since the early 2000's. Additionally, Veritech's lead ATV expert has hands on experience as a research, design and testing engineer for the product development group of a major ATV and UTV manufacturer.
Please contact our UTV, ATV, and off-road vehicle expert, Mark Kittel, P.E., D.F.E. at 303-660-4395 to discuss your case and receive a free initial consultation with honest and candid comments.