- Belonging to, used in, or suitable to courts of judicature or to public discussion and debate
- Related to or dealing with the application of scientific knowledge to legal problems
- Factual information (as measurement or statistics) used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation.
- Information output by a sensing device or organ that includes both useful and irrelevant or redundant information and must be processed to be meaningful.
- Information in numerical form that can be digitally transmitted or processed.
- To keep (something) in its original state or in good condition
- To keep (something) safe from harm or loss
- To prevent (something) from decaying or perishing
Anytime an accident takes place there is an invisible clock that starts ticking.
With every passing moment the evidence, or data, associated with the accident is either perishing or at risk of being lost altogether. Tire marks deposited by vehicles may be worn away by passing traffic or completely eradicated by repaving. Debris can be swept away or carried away in a garbage bin. Vehicles might be repaired or scrapped. The surrounding environment may completely change due to a natural seasonal shift or human activity. There is no way of knowing how much time you have before the evidence is lost forever.
In litigation associated with an accident, there is also a clock ticking, but that clock may not start ticking until charges or a lawsuit are filed. Once that clock starts ticking, all you can do is hope that someone collected the data you need or that there is still time to collect what remains. If the data was not collected or was collected but was not preserved, then any scientific analysis to answer key questions about what happened and why may be difficult at best or futile at worst.
At Origin Forensics, it is our goal to minimize the passage of time on the invisible clock by collecting and preserving the forensic data associated with a crash quickly and comprehensively. To do this we employ a rapid response van carrying high-resolution digital cameras, a Nikon laser total station, 3D laser scanner, survey UAV, Bosch Crash Data Retrieval tool, and a ScenePro CI 200. Using these state-of-the-art tools we can quickly collect forensic data from the site and the vehicles. Once the data is collected we take steps to preserve it by storing it on our servers, which are regularly backed up locally and remotely. Further, we provide you with a complete copy of the data on a flash drive or portable hard drive.
Once we have collected and preserved the data you can rest easy. Additionally, you can begin analyzing the data to determine what happened and why so that you can make early and informed decisions.