The International Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists was started in 1980 as a resource for members to use when the inevitable questions arose while trying to reconstruct a crash. The annual seminars not only provide instruction on specific topics by experts in the field, they provide face-to-face discussions on how other people approach reconstructing a crash. The old saying “two heads are better than one” is definitely true in accident reconstruction. Our association has “old-timers” that have worked thousands of accidents. If you have a question, chances are they have encountered a similar situation in the past and can give some insight on how they worked it out. We also have members very familiar with the ins and outs of new technology (Crash Data Retrieval, Photogrammetry) and are willing to help with any questions or concerns you may have.
Our association is a little different from many others in that we have a peer reviewal process for membership. This peer review is a specific area of judicial consideration when admitting an expert opinion in court. This review, along with training and experience, go a long way if you happen to come across a stickler for a judge.