DJS Associates Technology

Our Technology

State-of-the-art technology utilized by DJS provides a comprehensive approach for evaluating, analyzing, preparing and presenting our cases.

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24/7 Response

24/7 Response

DJS Associates’ Rapid Response Team is available at a moment’s notice to investigate and document a collision or site when needed.

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DJS Associates 3D Animations

3D Animations

The ability to accurately replicate and visualize the scene in a 3D world provides the opportunity to evaluate a limitless number of scenarios.

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The professionals at DJS share a common commitment to providing honest and accurate assessments, and rendering ethical opinions.

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Who is DJS Associates?

For over 50 years, DJS Associates, Inc. has been, and continues to be, a trusted source of quality forensic consulting and litigation support services for the legal community, insurance industry, government entities, and the public and private sectors. Our global experience in all aspects of forensic investigation, comprised of forensic engineering, technologies and animations, is further complemented by an independent storage, inspection and conference facility to secure, test, analyze and document accident and crime scene evidence.

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Expert Spotlight

DJS Associates provides scientific investigation and expert testimony to the insurance, legal and engineering professions, as well as government entities. Our forensic experts are nationally recognized, board-certified specialists. The professionals at DJS Associates share a common commitment to providing honest and accurate assessments, and rendering ethical opinions.

Our broad range of expertise can assist with most types of investigations including, but not limited to:

  • Accident / Collision Reconstruction
  • Automotive / Motorcycles / Trucking
  • Transportation / Traffic Engineering
  • Biomechanical / Human Factors
  • Aquatics / Recreation
  • Premise Liability / Security
  • Slip, Trip and Fall
  • Product Liability / Material Failure
  • Electrical / Mechanical
  • Civil / Structural / OSHA
  • Medical / Nursing / Nursing Homes
  • Toxicology / Pharmacology
James J. Shields - Mechanical Engineer
Engineering Expert
James J. Shields, PE

Engineering & Consulting Services based on over 45 years experience in the design, startup, and trouble-shooting of: piping systems, fluid machinery and auxiliary equipment (pumps, compressors, storage tanks, heat exchangers, filters, separators, valves) instrumentation, & controls in utility and industrial power plants.

Expert Witness Investigations/Reports/Testimony on: Gaseous & Liquid fuels; Fuel Delivery Trucks; Natural Gas & Propane Systems & Storage Tanks ; Residential/Commercial Oil & Gas-fired: Boilers, Furnaces, Heaters; Air Conditioning Plants; Electric Generators; Concrete Pumping Apparatus & Hoses; Domestic & Commercial Appliances; Yard Equipment/Log Splitters.

Failure Analysis of: Natural Gas/Propane Explosions; Boilers; Furnaces; Hot Water Heaters; Pumps; Piping/Hoses/Plumbing; Automatic Control Devices; Appliances (Gas Ranges, Washers, Dryers, Water Chillers); Log Splitters.


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From the Scene to A 3D Animation

With the use of 3D laser scanners and 3D computer applications, DJS Associates has the ability to quickly and accurately replicate the incident scene into a three-dimensional environment, providing clients the opportunity to evaluate a limitless number of scenarios without the constraints typically found in the actual scene recreation.

Car Accident Reconstruction Photograph



DJS Happenings


Autonomous Vehicles
The Road to Autonomous Vehicles: The Hundred Year Journey

Steven Schorr, PE, and Justin Schorr, Ph.D., will be teaming with Attorney Mark Davis of Davis & Brusca, LLC to present their Webinar, “The Road to Autonomous Vehicles: The Hundred Year Journey,” for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education next Thursday, July 20th at 12:00pm. This Webinar will explore the chronological developments of basic vehicle systems over the last 100 years, while providing insight on current vehicle technologies and how they relate to collision reconstruction and vehicle defect claims, as well as subrogation and litigation strategies. Join our experts to learn about their systematic approach to analyzing vehicular investigations and how the new technologies relate to the underlying claim. To learn more about DJS’ research into Autonomous Vehicle Technology, as well as our educational seminars on Intelligent Vehicle Systems and their potential impact on legal and claims investigations, contact Justin Schorr, Ph.D. at or via phone at 215-659-2010.



Vanliner Boot Camp in St. Louis, Missouri

On June 29th, Steven Schorr, PE, will be speaking at the Vanliner Boot Camp in St. Louis, Missouri. He will be joining Attorney Kevin Fritz to educate Vanliner Insureds and Claims Staff on a number of topics pertinent to the work they do in the transportation industry. Steven will be presenting on collision reconstruction issues, including the role of the engineer in collisions involving commercial motor vehicles, evidentiary / reconstruction issues unique to accidents involving commercial motor vehicles, and what technology is available to retrieve and preserve data.

For more information on DJS Educational Seminar topics, please follow the link.