ACTAR is the acronym for the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstructionists. That was a group, that’s the only group, that certifies accident recontrsuctionists in the world, and I’ve have gone to court in the past to try to help my patients explain how their injuries occurred.
I was never really allowed to do that, so I decided to go take the same classes that all of the police officers do to become accident reconstructionists. I did that through CSU and the Rocky Mountain Institute for Transportation Safety. What I did is I was always the only non-police officer in the course, and I took all the course work, sat for the ACTAR certification examination, and passed that, and became a certified accident reconstructionist.
This allows me to talk about the bio-mechanics of what happens to you in a motor vehicle collision. It allows me to determine how fast people were going when they hit you, and this allows me to help you come to a fair and just resolution of your medical legal aspects of being in a motor vehicle collision.