Felicella Consulting Engineers, Inc. (FCE) is a full time engineering firm providing consulting and expert witness services in the areas of traffic accident investigation, analysis, and reconstruction. FCE has been incorporated since 1977 and under the same family ownership since 1979.
The combination of a Professional Engineer and the field experience of a former traffic homicide investigator gives FCE the unique foundation for providing professional services in the area of traffic accident investigation, analysis, and reconstruction for our clients. Both of these individuals are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) as Traffic Accident Reconstructionists.
Knowledge, training, and experience are the building blocks that FCE uses in its approach to accident reconstruction. We have been retained and have given opinions in both criminal cases for the prosecution and defense along with civil cases representing both the plaintiff and the defendant. We have investigated and reconstructed hundreds of accidents involving motor vehicles, pedestrians, and motorcycles.
FCE has done extensive research on seat belt use and evidence documentation. The book "Forensic Analysis of Seat Belts" published by Kinetic Energy Press and authored by Donald J. Felicella, provides detailed information pertaining to seat belt analysis. FCE can provide the testimony needed in your case. For more information, see our Seat belt page.
FCE also has the ability to retrieve data from selected vehicles air bag systems, some of the data includes: vehicle speed, engine RPM, and seat belt circuit status. The Crash Data Retrieval System (CDR) is a valuable tool in analyzing the causation issues in traffic crashes. Check out more information on its uses on our CDR page.
From responding to an accident scene, to documentation and preservation of the evidence, to determination of vehicle speeds or avoidability, to courtroom presentation and exhibits, FCE can assist you in all of your needs.