Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts
Client-Recommended Attorneys, Adjusters and Experts

Best's Recommended Expert Service Providers - Accident Reconstruction

304 Village Square, Orinda, California 94563

Established: 1987

About Us

With more than thirty years in business, Peter R. Thom and Associates Inc. specializes in automotive accident reconstruction and failure analysis. The company offers the highest quality service in automotive-related issues with services ranging from confidential consultations to thorough investigations supported by detailed technical analysis and expert testimony when necessary.

Services Rendered

  • Accident Investigation
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Air Bags
  • Automobile Crashes/Collisions
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Bicycles
  • Biomechanics
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Expert Testimony
  • Expert Witness
  • Failure Analysis
  • Fire
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Human Factors
  • Investigations
  • Litigation Support
  • Metallurgy
  • Motorcycles
  • Origin and Cause Analysis
  • Pedestrians
  • Product Liability
  • Recreational Vehicles
  • Subrogation Support
  • Tire Failure Analysis
  • Traffic
  • Trucks
  • Vehicle Fire Analysis
  • Vehicular Crash Reconstruction
  • Damage Analysis
  • Determination of Speed from Physical Evidence
  • Determination of Seat Belt Usage
  • Braking Systems
  • Rollovers
  • Vehicle Dynamics
  • Impact Analysis
  • Visibility
  • Product Design and Development
  • Crash Data Retrieval (CDR)


The company has 150 specialists across the country in different areas of expertise: automotive engineers with practical industry experience in brakes, tires, fires, electronic data retrieval, and occupant protection, university professors in all engineering disciplines, physicians, and accident reconstructionists. We have investigated thousands of car, truck, bus, motorcycle, and construction equipment accidents and provided testimony in state and federal courts.

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Lubrication Engineers

Service Area

Providing worldwide service with over 150 Ph.D.s, Automotive Engineers, and Accident Reconstructionists with extensive expertise in automotive matters.


The Art of Stopping: A Look at Automotive Technologies and Insurance Implications by Peter R. Thom and Timothy A. Logsdon, Claims Magazine & The National Underwriter Company

Stopping Power: Forensic Brake Failure Investigations Explained by Ryan L. Devine and Gregory J. Quan, Claims Magazine

EDR: The Silent Witness by Peter R. Thom and Ryan L. Devine, California Defender

When the Rubber Meets the Road by Gregory J. Quan, Claims Advisor

Tires: It's All About the Roll by Peter R. Thom, Property Casualty 360

Tire Safety: 3 Critical Failures to Avoid by William J. Woehrle, Property Casualty 360

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