Services

Investigation and Preservation
of Physical Evidence

A motor vehicle accident has occurred.
What data and evidence are available?

We begin to understand the accident by preserving data. We are a hands-on team, and we travel throughout Florida to find and record physical evidence before it disappears or is destroyed.

We gather data using the most current tools and training:

  • Digital Photography
  • Aerial Photography
  • Videography
  • Laser Mapping
  • 3-D Scanning
  • Heavy Truck Testing
  • Event Data Retrieval (EDR)
  • Vehicle Dynamics Testing

Vehicle Evidence

Scene Evidence

Lines of Sight

CRUSH DAMAGE
Measuring crush damage at vehicle storage lot.

Lines of Sight

CRUSH DAMAGE
Top down view of crush damage.

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EDR “BLACK BOX” ANALYSIS
Event Data Recorder (EDR) imaging from passenger vehicle.

Lines of Sight

EVENT CONTROL MODULE
Event Control Module (ECM) of a commercial tractor-trailer.

Lines of Sight

SEAT BELTS
Loading marks on seat belt latch, showing where belt “dug in” at impact.

Lines of Sight

LIGHT FILAMENT ANALYSIS
“Hot shock” on turn indicator of passenger vehicle, showing bulb was illuminated at time of impact.

Lines of Sight

MECHANICAL DEFECTS
Brake Failure

Lines of Sight

GPS DEVICES
GPS data showing route before accident.

Lines of Sight

DASHBOARD CAMERAS
Dashboard camera from commercial motor vehicle.

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3D LASER SCAN
Dump Truck

VEHICLE DYNAMICS TESTING
ATV Brake Testing.

VEHICLE DYNAMICS TESTING
Night Time Visibility Testing.

Lines of Sight

ROADWAY EVIDENCE
Fresh roadway evidence from head-on collision.

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ROADWAY EVIDENCE
Scene evidence trial exhibit.

Lines of Sight

LINES OF SIGHT
Driver’s line of sight at accident intersection.

Lines of Sight

TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES
Traffic control operating and timing.

Lines of Sight

VISIBILITY
Driver’s view, approaching pedestrian crosswalk at night.

Lines of Sight

VIDEO FOOTAGE
3D Point Cloud from drone data.

Andres Morejon

Andres recently graduated from the University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is an FAA-certified drone pilot and the newest member of our hardworking investigative team.

Porscha Adderley

Porscha is a first point of contact for our clients and an experienced customer service professional. She assists with project intake and document management. She is from South Florida and has an Associate’s degree in Business.

Michael Webb

Mike is a licensed Engineer Intern who graduated from Florida Polytechnic University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is an FAA-certified drone pilot who is skilled in evidence preservation. He is certified in crash data retrieval and BERLA vehicle system forensics.

Ron Baker

Ron is from Texas and has more than 20 yrs experience in graphic design across many fields. His services include 3D modeling, animations, video graphics, litigation graphics, and marketing materials. Ron’s education is in commercial art, advertising design, 3d graphics and animation.

Martin Garcia

Brian supports our engineering team by providing technical drawings, vehicle research, and visual aids. He has more than 20 years of experience using AutoCAD and Unigraphics for mechanical modeling and drafting in the aerospace industry. Brian is originally from Jacksonville, FL and earned an Associate’s degree in Drafting and Design Technology from Palm Beach Community College.

Martin Garcia

Mario provides technical drawings, vehicle research, and visual aids. He is skilled in photogrammetry, photomodeling, 3D scanning, and event data retrieval. Mario is from Florida and has a background in civil/architectural design. He has a Bachelor’s degree of Architecture from Florida International University.

Martin Garcia

Chad joined KEARS in 2016 as its visual designer. He is proficient in photogrammetry, 3D modeling, 3D renderings, and animations. He is certified by LEVA as a Forensic Video Technician. He is also trained in evidence preservation including 3D scanning, crash data retrieval, and heavy vehicle event data recorders. Chad has an Associate’s degree in Architectural and Engineering Design.

Martin Garcia

Miguel is a certified diesel technician and part of our investigative team. He has experience performing DOT-level inspections on medium and heavy commercial trucks. He is from the Tampa Bay area, where he earned an Associate’s degree in Engineering from Hillsborough Community College.

Martin Garcia

Paige supports our business operations in accounting, staff development, and file management. She is originally from Alabama and has a B.S. in Business Administration from Auburn University.

Martin Garcia

Angel oversees billing and accounting functions for our firm. She previously worked as a consultant to small businesses and has a diverse financial background with experience in accounting, banking, and investments. Angel earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance at University of Central Florida and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Walden University. She is originally from Geneva, Ohio.

Martin Garcia

Ashley is a co-founder of KEARS who oversees business operations including staff recruitment and development, vendor relationships, and marketing. She grew up in Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Psychology.

Martin Garcia

Lori administers our client communication, project scheduling, and file management. She moved to Florida from Boston after a successful career in telecommunications. Lori has extensive professional experience in operations support, human resources, and executive support.

Martin Garcia

Sylvia manages our client communication, project scheduling, and file materials. She also assists in staff recruiting. Before joining Kinetic, she worked as a paralegal in New Jersey. She is a notary public with a B.S. in Management.

Martin Garcia

Karin is our first point of contact and an experienced document management professional. She greets our clients, processes file documents from inception to closure, and ensures that our office supplies are always stocked. She is a notary public with a Bachelor in Business Administration in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University. She has lived in South Florida for many years.

Michael Villa

Mike is a Professional Engineer with experience in in forensic engineering, manufacturing, and engineering design. He investigates automotive mechanical failures, airbag deployment, tire failures, and collisions. Mike is originally from Brooklyn and is a licensed P.E. in Florida, New York, and New Jersey. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Martin Garcia

Alex is a licensed Professional Engineer, drone pilot, and certified Traffic Accident Reconstructionist. He has investigated and helped to reconstruct hundreds of motor vehicle accidents throughout our state. He grew up on the west coast of Florida and earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida.

Michael Swindon

Mike graduated from Florida Polytechnic University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering. He has training as a CDR tool technician and in BERLA vehicle system forensics. Mike is part of our investigative team and is an FAA-certified drone pilot.