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Vehicle Event Evaluations

What is this service?

Vehicle incidents of a minor nature may not have obvious signs that a claim or lawsuit is imminent. Often, by the time an insurance company receives notice that a potential claim exists, the valuable evidence from the incident may no longer exist. Additionally, an attorney may have a client that seeks representation, but the incident data may not be at hand to properly evaluate the legitimacy of the claim.

In response, Nederveld has developed Low Velocity Impact (LVI) Centers to provide Vehicle Event Evaluations, a high-quality examination documentation product at an affordable price. Our solution preserves evidence and valuable collision-related data for incidents of a minor to more severe (drive-away) nature.

Using a combination of EDR (Event Data Recorder) system data, and their 360°-photographic method, Nederveld provides a comprehensive CDR (Crash Data Retrieval) Report along with photographic documentation via email within 48 hours of completing the service.


Nederveld Technicians conduct a thorough vehicle inspection using their 360° photographic method


Nederveld Technicians download/retrieve the vehicle event data through a CDR tool


A CDR report along with photographic documentation is provided via email within 48 hours of completing the Service

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Provide clarity regarding what happened.

With our collective experience of white collar knowledge and blue collar know-how we go well beyond numbers, formulas, tables, and charts. We use a multi-disciplinary approach focusing on how the entire system works. Engineering at Nederveld means you will get the facts you need and trust based on physical evidence.

We have the best technology and continue to develop new techniques to stay ahead of the curve.

Why use Nederveld?

With national expertise and licensed in all 48 contiguous states, we provide reliable, objective, and cost- effective analysis you can count on. From the time the assignment comes in, there are people helping you, walking you through the process, and having a continual conversation to determine what’s best for your situation. We will do the work to find the answers. In fact, we will help you find the right questions.

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Engineers & Analysts

Nederveld engineers have authored peer-reviewed scholarly papers and technical publications in the field of collision analysis, perpetually contributing to and advancing the body of knowledge pertaining to forensic engineering. They also prioritize further development of their own educations, enrolling in continuing education courses, and training specific to the fields of engineering and collision analysis.

Jerry S. Ogden


Jerry has over 24 years of experience in Forensic Engineering. He has earned a PhD in Civil/Mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado Denver, developing a generalized, broadly applicable vehicle deformation analysis method for determining total velocity change.


Mathew Martonovich


Mathew has over 10 years of experience in Forensic Engineering including investigation, analysis and reconstruction of vehicle collisions, occupant safety, highway design, and vehicle/machine failures.  He has earned a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus in Transportation Engineering from the University of Colorado, Denver.


We Handle Them All

Whether it’s big or small cases.  High dollar or low dollar cases.
Major or minor damage impacts.


Our History is an integral part of who we are and the level of service we provide.

The Nederveld Beginning

Nederveld, Inc. was founded in 1977, specializing in land surveying. The guiding principle used by our founder Gordon Nederveld was “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  Mr. Nederveld knew a company dedicated to service would need to exemplify servant leadership at all levels.  He consistently reminded us that our ability to communicate technical knowledge at a level our clients understand will set us apart. These lessons have served us well since our beginning.

As the development process changed to include more civil design than simply survey work, the firm made its first significant move into a service other than land surveying.  A civil engineering team was established to accommodate the growing land development needs of our clients.  In the 80’s and 90’s Nederveld was a surveying and engineering company helping clients develop numerous sites all across West Michigan. When development trends and desires began to change from typical suburban tract housing to neighborhood and community design, the firm made another significant move into Land Planning, adding Architects and Landscape Architects to our team.

Expansion Into the Midwest and Beyond

In early 2008 we started with a small presence in Ann Arbor Michigan as our first office outside of West Michigan. This office would serve a growing demand for Land Surveying and Civil Engineering needs in Michigan. This was a challenging time of economic recession to open a new office, however our level of service quickly became noticed in the East Michigan market. The Ann Arbor office location continues to serve a strong base of land surveying and engineering clients in East Michigan.

In June of 2009 we opened our first out-of-state Forensic Engineering and Fire Investigation service center in Schaumburg, Illinois. Our commitment to service and our expertise in various areas of Forensic Engineering soon led to additional service center locations throughout the Midwest. In August of 2020 our expansion moved west to Denver, Colorado, where OEC Forensics became part of Nederveld. Having a Rocky Mountain Service Center location brings national expertise with over 20 years of collision analysis experience to the Nederveld team. Read more about the History of OEC Forensics here.

Where We Are Today

We have developed into a multi-service organization providing comprehensive services in the disciplines of Land Planning, Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, 3D Laser Scanning, Forensic Engineering, Fire Investigation, and UAV Services.


About Nederveld

It is our purpose to make people and places better.

Our Mission

To Serve Others with Respect and Integrity

Our Purpose

To Make People and Places Better

Our Vision

Driven By a Commitment to Serve

Our employees are relentless in their pursuit of assisting others.

We strive to build relationships on respect, integrity and a commitment of service.

We do not sacrifice quality at any level.

We are dedicated to the personal and professional growth of our team.

We are a generous and benevolent company.



Knowledge and, more importantly, understanding gleaned from years of education, training, experience, and industry expertise.

You will find that the strength of Nederveld lies with the quality of our people. Our employees are experts in their fields and accountable for our success. It’s their continuous learning and expansion of knowledge which enables us to bring the highest level of expertise to our clients. We are dedicated people doing quality work no matter what.

Our Team of Experts

  • Licensed Professional Engineers
  • Licensed Structural Engineers
  • Licensed Residential Builders
  • Licensed Land Surveyors
  • Registered Landscape Architects
  • Certified: Form Based Code Institute
  • Certified: National Charrette Institute
  • Certified Residential Appraiser
  • Registered Roof Consultants
  • Registered Roof Observers
  • Certified Building Inspection Engineers
  • Licensed Private Investigators
  • Certified Fire Investigators
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigators
  • Certified Vehicle Fire Investigators
  • Certified Microbial Consultants
  • Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor
  • Remote Pilots

FAA Licensed and FAA Flight Rules
enforced for your protection