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    Accident Technology is a well established company which provides a variety of expert witness and  

    consulting services including, but not limited to Trimble and Nikon 2D and 3D Laser Measuring,  

    Crash Data Recorder Retrieval, Animation Preparation for trial and/or other purposes, scaled Auto 

    Computer Animated Digital Drawings (accident scene, vehicles, etc), Vehicle Inspections, Crash 

    Scene Inspections, Photographic Analysis, and much more.

 

    As professionally qualified Accident Reconstuctionists, Accident Technology looks forward to providing you

    with 1-on-1 personal consulting. We are rugged professionals who hold Integrity above all else, and

    report "the facts". Our premise is you will be provided with the facts you need to determine fault or

    prepare for court within 30 days.

 

    Some of our most recent cases involving reconstruction analysis include, but are not limited to,

    RECONSTUCTION  SUPPORT

 

    LITIGATION SUPPORT

 

    Please contact our office for any additional information, references, to discuss a potential case assignment, or for more information to keep on file for future use. We look forward to 

    working with you!

 


 President - Joe W. Atherton 

 

     

  Police Force     Accident Reconstructionist                                               K-9 Alert Search and Rescue 7 years                                                              President Accident Technology Inc.

Joe Atherton received his under-graduate degree from Towson State University in 1978. Afterwards, he moved to Virginia and was with the Chesterfield County Police Department until forming Accident Technology. For the past 30 years he has pursued post graduate work in the field of accident causation and reconstruction. These studies have included, but are not limited to course pursuits at Virginia Commonwealth University, The University of North Florida, The University of Richmond, The Society of Engineering in Detroit, and Mack Boring's Engine City Tech Institute. Joe has held an international certification and accreditation for traffic accident reconstructionists since 1996. He currently is the President of Accident Technology. In this role, he is responsible for the forensic analysis of all types of crashes, ranging from low impact studies to multiple fatalities. His work is primarily in the civil arena and he has testified as an expert in accident analysis in the courts of Virginia and numerous other states. In addition to analyzing crashes, he has taught at his own Department of Criminal Justice Training Academy, and for many home office and regional office insurance training centers. He served on the board of Directors For Drive Smart Virginia and has provided data for the Virginia General Assembly to consider when increased speed limits were proposed. Finally, he assisted the Virginia Transportation Research Council in drafting the new stopping distance chart used in Virginia Code section 46.2-880.


 Vice President - Matthew Dwyer 

     

 Scout Sniper Platoon Commander - Iraq   Marine Corps Special Operations in Afghanistan                                                             Vice President Accident Technology Inc.

 

Matthew Dwyer received his under-graduate degree from the United States Naval Academy in 2006 with a Bachelors of Science. After 18 months of follow on Marine Corps Officer training he was stationed in North Carolina. He did one combat tour to Iraq as a Scout Sniper Platoon Commander and then was selected by the Marine Corps Special Operations Command. He was re-stationed in California and did one combat tour to Afghanistan. Afterwards, he moved to Virginia was hired by Accident Technology. He furthered the in-depth collection methods learned in the Marines by studying Accident Reconstruction at The University of North Florida. Matt was officially ACTAR Certified as #2599 in September of 2012. He currently is the Vice President of Accident Technology. In this role, he is responsible for the forensic analysis of all types of crashes, ranging from low impact studies to multiple fatalities. His work is primarily in the civil arena and he has taken part in everything from crash tests to legal consulting.

 


Greater Richmond Transit Authority- Test crashes & low studies of transit buses
Insurance Institute For Highway Safety
-1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Test crashes various vehicles at 30, 40, 45 mph oblique, low speed impacts and T bone collisions International Association of Accident Reconstructionists- 1998 Test crashes, 15 assorted automobiles in low speed scenarios University of North Florida- Institute of Police Technology and Management- Test crash moderate speed pedestrian collision
University of North Florida- Institute of Police Technology and Management- Test crashes of vehicles with concentration on lamp analysis.
University of North Florida- Institute of Police Technology and Management- Moderate to High Speed Crash Scenarios


 

(including but not limited to)U.S. Federal Court, Virginia- Tennessee
Commonwealth of Virginia, General Assemby- Expert Testimony Concerning Virginia State Code and Stopping Distances
Commonwealth of Virginia, General Assemby- Expert Testimony Senate Sub-Committee on Trransportation
Harrison County, Mississippi Circuit Court
Rockingham County, North Carolina Superior Court
Pittsburgh City, Pennsylvania Circuit Court
Court of Common Pleas of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Circuit Court
Dickson County, Tennessee Circuit Court
Wilson County, Tennessee Circuit Court
Danville County, Virginia Circuit Court
Richmond City, Virginia Circuit Court
Chesterfield County, Virginia Circuit Court
Alexandria City, Virginia Circuit Court
Woodstock City, Virginia General District Court
Portsmouth City, Virginia General District Court
Newport News City, Virginia General District Court
Buchanan County, Virginia Circuit Court
Fairfax County, Virginia Circuit Court
Gate City, Virginia Circuit Court
Goochland County, Virginia Circuit Court
Louisa County, Virginia Circuit Court
Norfolk City, Virginia Circuit Court
Spottsylvania County, Virginia Circuit Court
Stafford County, Virginia Circuit Court
Staunton County, Virginia Circuit Court
Virginia Beach City, Virginia Circuit Court
Gloucester County, Virginia Circuit Court
Greene County, Virginia Circuit Court
Newport News, Virginia Circuit Court
Amelia County, Virginia Circuit Court
Richmond City, Virginia Juvenile Court

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Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction - (ACTAR) Visit www.actar.org

International Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists - (IAARS) Visit www.iaars.org

Professional Safety Incorporated - (PSI) Visit www.profsafety.com

Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys - (TASA) Visit www.tasanet.com

Society of Accident Reconstructionist - (S.O.A.R.) Visit www.accidentreconstruction.com/soar

Virginia Safety Belt Coalition, Advisory Council

Society of Automotive Engineering International - (SAE) Visit www.sae.org

Illinois Association of Technical Accident Investigators - (IATA) Visit http://iatai.org/

National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction  Specialists - (N.A.P.A.R.S.) Visit http://napars.org/

National Fire Protection Association - (NFPA) Visit www.nfpa.org 

Maryland Association of Traffic Accident Investigators - (MdATAI) Visit www.mdatai.org


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