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Profile: AAFS Associates, Inc

AAFS Associates, Inc., Salvatore R. Raimondi, Sr., VP
P.O. Box 31055
West Palm Beach, FL 33420-1055
Phone: 561-832-6022

Accident Investigation / Reconstruction / Crash Data Retrieval

  • Initial Consult is always a courtesy.
  • Full Investigative or Specific Subject Matter analysis of recent, past or aged incidents.
  • Retrieval and Analysis of EDR / CDR / Black Box data. ( Event Data / Crash Data )
  • Emergency Response Team available at short notice.
  • Case / Claim analysis / consult available the same day or next business day.
  • Determination of cause, attributing cause, liability and / or potential exposure with preliminary analysis to client quickly.

Accident Investigator / Forensic Mechanic of 40 years experience in Diagnostics, Causation, Auto Body and Frame, Structural Integrity, Crash worthiness. Paint, Refinish, Frame & Structural Restoration expert, also studied in formal Accident Reconstruction.

Photography, Videography, Research, Analysis and Reporting for Attorneys, Insurance Companies, Judicial Systems, Law Enforcement Agencies, Fleets, Municipalities, Law Firms and affiliated Legal Entities, Adjusters, Appraisers, Corporations, Research Consultants, Manufacturers, Dealerships, Auto Repair Facilities, Automotive Associations, insured persons, claimants and individuals in the private sector.

Forensic Accident Analysis and Reporting in support or defense of: Automobile, Truck, Tractor Trailer, Motorcycle, Heavy Equipment, Machinery, Towing and Transportation Equipment accident, defect, injury, death, fire, theft, mechanical failure, component failure, fraud and negligence claims/cases. Determination of fault, attributing factors and liabilities or exposure. Personal Injury, Catastrophic and Multiple Injuries, Wrongful Death, Vehicular Homicide Claim / Case Analysis.

Determination of cause, liability, defect, improper or negligent repair, suspected fraud and bad faith. Damage Estimation, Vehicle Evaluation, Replacement Value. Examination, dissection and analysis of opposing, erroneous or contradicting testimony, statements, Official or Contradictory Expert Reports to determine veracity of same.

Education/Licenses

Accident Reconstruction Education:
 
  • "At Scene Vehicle Crash, Traffic Homicide Investigator" / University of North Florida.
  • "Advanced Traffic Reconstruction" / University of North Florida.
  • "Special Problems in Traffic Crash Reconstruction" / University of North Florida.
  • "Occupant Kinematics" / Basics / University of North Florida.
  • "Instrumentation and Testing for Crash Reconstruction / University of North Florida.
  • Crash Data Retrieval & Analysis / Collision Safety Institute
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Area(s) of Expertise

Mechanical, Auto Body / Frame / Refinish:

  • ASE Mechanical, Body-Frame / Refinish & Damage Estimation Certifications in Engine, Electrical, Electronics, Performance, Manual Transmission & Gear Case, Brakes, Steering / Suspension / Front End / Estimating, Auto Body & Frame, Auto Painting and others, to June 2010, 9 in total.
  • Certified, I-CAR Body / Frame Multiple Certifications, damage analysis, frame & unitized body repair procedure & integrity, high strength steel applications, theory, repair procedures, welding high strength Steel, Aluminum and alloys and others.
  • Automotive Adjunct Instructor, Palm Beach Community College. Evaluation of Automotive Educational Programs / Auto Body, Frame & Refinish. Estimating. 2006.
  • Hosted Continuing Education Program / Instructor Training for Palm Beach County Automotive Trade School Instructors, 1988 to 1995.
  • 3M ARMS Automotive Management School. (Estimating, Estimating systems, auto repair shop management, etc.)
  • Miami University for Hazardous Waste and EPA Compliance
  • Licensed and Bonded State of Florida Department of Motor Vehicles as Automobile Dealer, since from 1989 to 2003. (Experience in automobile dealer sale, finance, dealer level repair shops, title history, lemon law issues, cases in which Dealer fraud or improprieties are suspected.)