Gorski Consulting

Gorski Consulting is a forensic motor vehicle accident reconstruction firm offering expert analysis and opinion to the legal, insurance, and private plaintiff/defendant communities for the resolution of civil and criminal litigation issues.

Since 1980, Zygmunt Gorski, the principal of the firm, has worked in the safety research and accident reconstruction fields. He has provided reconstruction analysis and expert opinions and testimonies for hundreds of vehicle accidents.

Services

Vehicle Examinations

Site Surveys

Crash Data Recorders

Video Analysis

Accident Analysis

Expert Reports

Trials and Testimony

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Site and Vehicle Examinations

If possible, call us immediately after an accident occurs so we can attend the crash site and document evidence before it is altered and destroyed. We can also provide examinations after vehicles are moved to a holding compound.

During examinations, we use still and video cameras to document evidence and measure the site to create a scale diagram. Any evidence found is secured for analysis. At the holding compound, vehicles are photographed and the location of collision evidence is measured along with the profile and magnitude of crush. The status and functioning of safety devices are documented – the Crash Data Retrieval toolkit is used to download crash data from air bag control

Accident Analysis

If required, we re-attend the collision site or vehicle for additional observations and analysis. At a collision site we may set up a roadway grid to document the speed, position, and specific behaviours of drivers – captured by video camera mounted to a 20-foot pole. The output displayed from a radar gun is videotaped to assess the likely speed of typical vehicles, which is used as a reference toward estimating the actions of an accident-involved driver.

We re-create night time accident scenarios using similar vehicles and lighting conditions. Police assistance may be used to close a road segment or natural reactions are obtained without a driver’s awareness of the testing.

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NASS

The National Automotive Sampling System (NASS), a division of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is an invaluable database to those in the insurance and legal industries.

The Crashworthiness Data System (CDS) of NASS keeps data on thousands of crashes. Research teams at Primary Sampling Units across the country study 5,000 crashes annually. Skid marks, fluid spills, broken glass, and bent guardrails are studied at crash sites. Vehicles are then located to be photographed, measured, and to identify the interior locations struck by occupants. Researchers then interview crash victims and review medical records to determine the nature and severity of injuries.

There are more than 140,000 crash files in the NASS CDS. Although they are designed for analysis with a specialized statistical analysis package, analysis can also be conducted simply by going to the Web site and selecting a list of cases meeting specified criteria.

Recent Posts

The Pleasure Principle & Driver Behaviour

The Pleasure Principle & Driver Behaviour

Psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud and his followers had a large impact on western society in the mid-20th century. One can point to many movies, "The Seven Year Itch" with Marilyn Monroe, as an example of the public's preoccupation with its unconscious intentions and...

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Who Do You Believe?

Who Do You Believe?

We like to complain about ourselves. That, in this world, there are far too many stupid drivers. We cannot wait till automation comes in and takes drivers out of the driver's seat. However we are starting to understand just how complicated the world is. In its infancy...

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Seat-Belts in Cardboard Coaches

Seat-Belts in Cardboard Coaches

Canadian legislation introduced in 2018 requires that all inter-city highway buses built after 2020 must be equipped with seat-belts. It was no coincidence that the legislation appeared shortly after the multi-fatal bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team...

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Widths of Cycling Facilities in London Ontario

Widths of Cycling Facilities in London Ontario

The width of a cycling facility is one of the factors needed to evaluate the safety of cycling infrastructure. Yet such data rarely exists in the public domain. As part of our continued studies into cycling safety Gorski Consulting has conducted  investigations into...

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About

Zygmunt Gorski has been involved in the analysis of motor vehicle accidents since 1980.  Initially employed as an accident investigator with the University of Western Ontario Multi-Disciplinary Accident Research Team (1980-90), Gorski then worked as an Accident Reconstruction Consultant with a forensic engineering firm in Kitchener and Toronto (1990-95), before opening his own consulting business in 1995 which he continues to operate to this day. Although Gorski’s interest has always focused on the physical evidence resulting from motor vehicle collisions, he has been involved in a variety of analyses ranging from injury assessments in his earlier times to the use of multiple video cameras and roadway safety issues in more recent years.

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Gorski Consulting
361 Hale Street
London, ON
N5W 1G5
P: 519.453.2773
F: 519.457.1730