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Providing Vehicle Damage Assessment Services Across Ireland.

Experienced Vehicle Damage Assessment Services Across Ireland

Here at TACC, our traffic accident collision consultants provide a range of services. These services are vital to traffic accidents and collision cases. Whether it be a criminal or civil case, understanding what happened and how a collision occurred can determine the outcome. An important service to provide crucial evidence is Vehicle Damage Assessment. During a collision or accident, the vehicle involved will become damaged. Assessing this damage to understand what has occurred and also the cause of the damage and collision is used in detailed reports to assist with cases across Ireland. Our professional investigators have extensive knowledge of vehicles and their systems. They can assess a vehicle to analyse recorded information and also assess the damage.

Vehicle Damage Assessment Services typically include forensic inspection of the vehicle to identify any visible damage such as dents, scratches, and broken parts. Alongside a vehicle damage inspection, testing of the vehicle’s systems is carried out to ensure that they are functioning properly. All of this information is recorded as part of the investigative service and provided in a detailed report. The assessment can also include a damage cost report that includes the estimated cost of repair or replacement of the damaged parts, if required. This is frequently used by insurance companies and other parties to determine the correct course of action.

While every service is vital to a collision or accident case, assessing vehicle damage and systems can often assist in determining the cause of the collision. Our services can determine if a part failed or if the vehicle was defective pre-impact. Along with our forensic investigation services, we create a collision reconstruction report to assist in determining the cause of the collision. Speak to our team to find out more about how we can help.

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Vehicle Damage Assessment

Assessing Damaged Vehicles To Determine Who Was At Fault

Assessing the damage to a vehicle is extremely beneficial to a case. Specifically to assist in determining the cause of the collision. Our Vehicle Damage Assessment service does in-depth examination of the involved vehicles. We assess and analyse the vehicle damage, both cosmetic and structural along with the onboard vehicle systems. Most modern vehicles have a range of recording devices that can provide vital data to support a report. This data includes the vehicle safety systems, vehicle lighting (brake lights, indicators, etc), and much more. This can often determine if a driver was braking or correcting the vehicle at the time of the collision. Through our services, we can help you with your vehicle damage and provide a detailed report.

Our team of expert assessors can assess your vehicle in detail to provide a court-compliant report while also providing crucial evidence to support your case. Speak to our team to find out more about how our investigators can help you with a collision or traffic accident inquiry.

Vehicle Damage Assessment FAQs

Below, you can find several Frequently Asked Questions regarding our Vehicle Damage Assessment Services in Ireland. From how we analyse vehicle data to the benefits for your criminal or civil case, you can find answers to questions below.

If you have a different question or would like to get started with our services, contact our team today.

The assessment of vehicle damage is the process of examining a vehicle to determine the extent and nature of damage caused by a collision or other incident. The assessment involves a thorough inspection of the vehicle’s exterior and interior, as well as a check for any mechanical issues. The goal of an assessment is to document and identify any visible or mechanical damage which may assist with the collision investigation.

In forensic investigations, a vehicle assessment can be a valuable tool in determining a timeline of events during a collision along with the cause. The assessment can provide information on the angle and direction of impact, the speed and force of the collision, and much more. This information is compiled into a detailed report along with other evidence to provide insight for the court.

It is important to note that for the assessment and evidence to be used in court, it has to be completed by qualified experts with the correct qualifications. They have to be eligible to stand and testify in court. Here at TACC, our investigators are fully court compliant and legal.

During an assessment, a variety of damage types can be assessed. These damage types include:

  • External Vehicle Damage: This includes dents, scratches, broken/cracked glass, and other forms of visible damage to the exterior of the vehicle.
  • Mechanical Damage: The assessor will check the vehicle’s mechanical and safety systems. These include the engine, transmission, brakes, and steering.
  • Interior Damage: Internal damage is caused during a collision and includes the seats, floor, windscreen and dashboard.
  • Electrical Damage: They will check the vehicle’s electrical systems including lights, signals, and other electrical components to ensure they functioned properly.
  • Safety Systems Damage: Modern cars have many safety systems such as airbags, seatbelts, restraint systems, and more.

The level of detail and the types of damage that are assessed does depend on the purpose of the assessment along with the detail that is required. Some assessments are more in-depth.

A vehicle collision assessment is conducted by a traffic accident or collision expert. The expert will know about vehicles along with experience in analysing and assessing the damage. An assessment typically goes through several steps to ensure the correct information and data are recorded, and ready for reporting. Those steps include;

  • Vehicle Inspection: Inspecting the vehicle inside and outside provides the assessor with a list of visible damages including dents, scratches, broken glass, and other signs of damage. They will take notes, measurements, and photographs of the damage.
  • Vehicle System Testing: Following a vehicle damage inspection, the assessor will then test the vehicle’s mechanical systems including the engine, transmissions, brakes, and steering. They will also check for damage to the vehicle’s frame and suspension components.
  • Interior & Electrical System Check: The assessor will check the vehicle’s interior such as the seats, floor, and dashboard for any signs of damage or wear. They will also check the electrical systems, including lights, signals, and other electronic components.
  • Advanced Safety System Check: Modern cars are equipped with several safety systems. These include airbags, seat belts, restraint systems, etc. The assessor will check these systems to ensure they have functioned properly during the collision.
  • Reporting: After the assessment, a detailed, court-compliant report will be prepared by the assessor. This will include the results and data from the assessment along with information about the collision before and after.

The level of detail in the report and the specific steps taken during an assessment does depend on the purpose.

A collision damage inspection can help to determine the cause of a collision by providing information about the damage caused to the vehicle as a result. The information can be used in conjunction with other types of evidence and other services to provide a detailed report. These evidence types include Witness Statements, Physical Evidence, and data from the vehicle systems. Inspecting a collision forensically provides vital information such as the location and direction of a vehicle, the damage caused through the collision, and more. This information can explain what happened at the time of a collision and the cause, whether it be a mechanical failure or road conditions.

Damage Inspection is one of the most important evidence types. It can provide a lot of information about a collision, just through the damage that has occurred.

The accuracy of an inspection does depend on the assessor and the information available. Here at TACC, we have experience in providing detailed, accurate reports from vehicle damage evidence.

A damage assessment can be used as evidence in court. However, the investigator responsible for the assessment must be properly qualified and authenticated for it to be admissible. This means that a witness with the appropriate knowledge and qualifications must be able to testify that the assessment was conducted in alignment with accepted standards and procedures. The findings also need to be reliable and accurate. The assessor should be impartial, not having any bias towards any party involved in the case.

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Our Range Of Services

Here at TACC, we offer a range of services. These services are available to assist with both Criminal & Civil Cases. If you would like to find out more about any of our services, please get in touch with our team.

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