Accident Reconstruction and Forensic Engineering Services
Call Us: 1 (800) 282-6235 or (919)-787-9675
  • Accident Reconstruction

    Accident Reconstruction

    ARAI's staff has investigated in excess of 4000 vehicle related accidents. These have included pedestrians, bicycles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, cars, trucks, SUVs, vans, commercial motor vehicles, heavy equipment and trains.
  • Aircraft Accidents

    ARAI's engineers have extensive experience in determining causes of aviation related accidents.
    In fact, ARAI has been engaged in nearly 800 aviation accident investigations.
  • Animation and Models

    ARAI has the in-house capabilities to produce animations, simulations and models.
  • Fires and Explosions

    ARAI's investigators have experience determining the cause and origin of fires and explosions in the areas of consumer products, automobiles, heavy vehicles and structural matters.
  • Industrial Accidents

    ARAI has a history of providing support for industrial matters related to personal injury and property damages.
  • Medical Investigation

    ARAI's investigations of medical equipment include analysis of design and operation, testing of equipment, and technical analysis of malfunctions.
  • Structural Investigations

    Structural/construction investigations performed by ARAI include structural collapses, retaining wall failure, extent of fire damage, water intrusion, mold causation, HVAC issues, water damage causation, plumbing issues, building code violations and much more.

Welcome to Accident Reconstruction Analysis, Inc.

Accident Reconstruction Analysis, Inc. (ARAI) is a forensic engineering and consulting firm equipped with a comprehensive testing facility and metallurgical laboratory used to investigate aspects of failure analysis and accident reconstruction. ARAI’s client base consists of insurance companies, the legal community, private industry and government agencies.

While our facilities are located in Raleigh, North Carolina near the Research Triangle Park and RDU Airport, our engineers routinely travel throughout the United States and beyond to perform field investigations. (see map)

Since 1979 ARAI has performed over 18,000 forensic engineering investigations.


Engineering Services:

ARAI is able to offer a diversified list of services to meet the investigational needs of the client. Our engineers perform analysis, research, design and testing within the fields of mechanical, materials, automotive, aerospace, and civil engineering. Cases vary from large scale investigations to small claims involving property damage and personal injury. ARAI has both the resources and the laboratory facilities to test products and materials to determine whether standards have been met in manufacturing and design and pinpoint possible failure causation. All investigations are well documented, and reports are issued upon request. ARAI provides litigation support and testimony when requested.


Dr. Charles R. Manning, Jr., P.E. along with Charles R. Manning, III, M.S., P.E.ARAI was founded in 1979 by Dr. Charles R. Manning, Jr., P.E. along with Charles R. Manning, III, M.S., P.E. who, outside of their engineering capacities, serve as President and Vice-President respectively.

Laboratory Services:

ARAI is also equipped with laboratory support both for use on in house cases as well as by outside companies for testing, validation, examination, etc. Our laboratory services provide valuable insight for many types of litigation and are used in evaluating potential product issues for manufacturers.