Mj Investigations, LLC provides professional private investigations and traffic accident reconstruction services. With over 40 years combined experience, Mj Investigations has licensed professional staff to provide accurate and complete investigations to handle your needs. Mj Investigations has an ACTAR accredited traffic accident reconstructionist providing accurate and unbiased investigations of simple and complex traffic accidents.
Over the years, Mj Investigations has earned a reputation for excellence in the field of accident reconstruction and has provided expert testimony in numerous courts throughout Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. Mj Investigations also provides training in various subjects in the field of professional private investigations and the accident investigation field.
Mj Investigations, LLC. began in 2008 as Rocky Mountain Accident Reconstruction (RMAR) by Michael Miranda. After serving the people of the state of Colorado for over 28 years and retiring from the Colorado State Patrol, RMAR provided accident reconstruction services throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Texas.
In 2009, the servcies requested of RMAR by clients was beyond the scope of accident reconstruction so MMI, LLC was formed to provide complete private investiagtion and attorney services to clients.
Duirng 2014, the demand for professional investigations had increased dramatically so in February 2015, the name was changed to Mj Investigations, LLC and additional staff was added to provide our clients with the finest investigative services available.
Why hire an ACTAR accredited reconstructionist?
ACTAR is a term frequently seem when looking for an accident reconstructionist. So exactly what is an ACTAR accredited reconstructionist? ACTAR is an acronym for the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction, an internationally recognized commission with more than 1260 ACTAR Accredited Reconstructionists practicing throughout the United States, Canada and throughout the world.
From their website, ACTAR was founded by and exists for the benefit of the traffic accident investigation and reconstruction community, as represented by the membership of the participating professional organizations.
Since its incorporation in 1991, it has been the ongoing goal to promote, within the legal and scientific community, a recognition of the minimum standards established by the NHTSA study, as well as those developed by an ongoing review of the latest technology and trends in the profession.
Minimum standards have been designed to advance the recognition of the ACTAR accreditation program, and to encourage the integrity, consistency and professionalism of those involved. ACTAR aims to promote the professional and intellectual development of those individuals, organizations and institutions involved in traffic accident investigation and reconstruction and to assist the legal and scientific community in weighing the suitability of individuals offering their services as Accident Reconstructionists.
A reconstructionist must apply to the commission and meet minimum standards of education and experience. If the standards are met, the reconstructionist must successfully complete a practical and a theoretical examination to be accredited.
The examination consists of two parts, a Theory portion and a Practical portion. The Theory portion consists of 75 questions drawn from areas such as Kinetic Energy, Conservation of Momentum, Time-Distance Evaluations, Physical Evidence from the road and vehicle, Photography, Lamp Analysis and Airborne Analysis.
The Practical portion is a staged collision where the candidate is supplied with photographs of the scene and involved vehicles, vehicle data and damages, location and type of physical evidence and a skeleton diagram. The candidate is asked to provide impact and departure speeds, angles, Delta-V for each vehicle and identify specific physical evidence.
Although participation in the accreditation program is voluntary, people who are properly trained and experienced in accident investigation and reconstruction can successfully complete the examination and achieve accreditation. Those accredited must obtain a minimum number of continuing educational units (CEUs) over a five-year period from completion of the initial examination to maintain their status with ACTAR.
An ACTAR accredited reconstructionist has demonstrated their training and knowledge before a peer group organization and must maintain a high level of training and experience top become accredited and to maintain their accreditation.
By hiring an ACTAR accredited reconstructionist, one is assured that the individual follows the highest standards of training and the ACTAR Code of Conduct to provide an unbiased, efficient and compete traffic crash reconstruction available.
Mj Investigations, LLC. offers an ACTAR accredited reconstructionist (ACTAR #1084) with over 35 years of experience Accredited since the year 2000, Mj Investigations Accident Reconstructionist will provide the training and experience of investigating and reconstructing thousands of traffic crashes in 5 states and providing expert testimony.
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