While our core group is located in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois, and Iowa, we proudly serve the entire United States. Our straight forward fee structure leaves no questions or hidden charges which allows us the flexibility to work with our clients to reach a satisfactory price without sacrificing quality.

All Reconstruction & Investigation (including Animation), Deposition & Testimony:

  • $2,500 minimum case fee

  • Retainer Fee:  See Retainer/Listing Fee agreement below.

  • Deposition and Testimony fee: $300 per hour.

  • Regular hourly rate: $175 per hour.


  • Time: the above fees include travel time, charged one-way only for the longest trip

  • Mileage: No mileage charges

  • Meals: No additional charges for meals

  • Lodging: Reimbursed dollar for dollar, no extra fees applied by M-CRASH Group

  • Rental Cars: Reimbursed dollar for dollar, no extra fees applied

  • Airfare and Fees: Reimbursed dollar for dollar, no extra fees applied

  • Additional Expenses:

    • Reimbursed dollar for dollar

    • Extensive travel can be negotiated for a fair price


At times we may need to sub-contract for certain services. Those costs are not included in the above fees schedule. If the need to sub-contract for a service should arise, we will contact the client to determine if that particular service would be needed.

*All basic procedures, (photographs, scene measurements, basic diagramming, drag factor testing, vehicle inspection and related procedures etc) and any advanced procedures (animation, computer diagramming, research, testing, vehicle inspections, electronic measuring of scenes etc) are considered a part of our standard investigation and are included in the hourly rate.

Retainer/Listing Fee Agreement:

Thank you for utilizing M-CRASH Group, LLC (MCG) to assist you on your case! We see what others miss! Unfortunately, due to the actions of a few firms, we have been forced to implement a retaining/listing agreement. So we can have common expectations, you agree to the following minimum requirements: 

Your firm will:

  • Understand that MCG has a minimum case charge of $2,500.

    • This retaining fee will be “worked off” per MCG’s current fee structure.

    • Understand that any “rush or short deadline” product may incur additional fees.

    • You may not list MCG without notifying M-CRASH Group, LLC and paying the retaining/listing fees as noted above.

  • Be responsive to requests from all MCG representatives.

  • Notify MCG immediately upon determining any and all scheduling orders and as soon as your firm is made aware of any deadlines MCG will be expected to meet.

  • Notify MCG, in writing via email, of any case closure. Your firm is responsible for final billing whenever it is received, even if the invoice is received after disbursement of funds.

  • Allow MCG to conduct investigation/reconstruction tasks as MCG deems necessary.  If you do not allow us to conduct the investigation/reconstruction as above,

    • Your firm accepts full responsibility for any and all ramifications thereof.

    • MCG may have cause to remove itself from the case with no recourse from your firm. Upon removal, and payment of any additional fees incurred, MCG will supply your firm with the entire file and work product as possessed by MCG.

  • Pay full invoices upon receipt unless other arrangements are previously agreed upon in writing via email.

  • If you do not agree with this document, and/or do not send the required retaining fee, no work will be conducted until full payment is received.

These minimum requirements should provide a basic comprehension of expectations so we can move forward in a productive and efficient manner. Failure to maintain these agreements may reduce the quality of M-CRASH Group LLC’s work product, increase the time required to produce the product, or both. Payment of the retaining/listing fee will indicate agreement to all conditions noted above.

WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN A FAIR PRICE WITH NO HIDDEN COSTS.  We will treat you fairly and earn your return business on every case.