Accident Expert Witnesses

Accident expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on accident. The accident expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Anesthesiology, Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Defects, Dram Shop & Alcohol Services, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Forensic Psychology, Human Factors, Internal Medicine, Meteorology, Neuroradiology, and Orthopedic Surgery.

John L Baeke, MD

Thousand Oaks, California
Plastic Surgery, Wound Care - pressure ulcer, bed sore, decubitus ulcer, accident, breast implant, skin graft, abdominoplasty, tummy tuck, liposuction, scar, breast reduction, breast lift, nursing home, wound, mastopexy, mammoplasty, Botox, wound VAC, soft tissue deformity
Dr. John Baeke is a plastic & reconstructive surgeon actively practicing in California and Texas. He is also a Field Surgeon for the Army National Guard (LtCol). He has additional expertise in chronic and acute wound care. In his career, Dr. Baeke has reviewed >500 cases, providing objective opinions for either plaintiff or defense. He is known for conducting a thorough investigation of the entire medical record before offering a forthright, honest, succinct and unwavering opinion. Dr. Baeke has experience authoring legal briefs. He is quite comfortable providing expert deposition and courtroom testimony, having appeared in proceedings as a treating, causation and standard-of-care witness. He is able to explain complicated topics in easy-to-understand terminology. Dr. Baeke has testified before District and Federal Courts; as well as in Washington, D.C. before the Food & Drug Administration and the Healthcare Finance Administration (now CMS). In his career, Dr. Baeke has be...

Saman Hazany, MD Brain Injury (TBI) Imaging Specialist

Santa Monica , California
Radiology, Neuroradiology - DTI, Mild TBI, Accident, MVA, Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Neuroradiology, Neuroradiologist, Neuroimaging, TBI, SCI, CVA, Trauma, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Epilepsy, Seizure, Brain Tumor, Birth Trauma
Award-winning, Harvard trained neuroradiologist and concussion/traumatic brain injury (TBI) imaging expert in active clinical practice at major academic centers (Greater Los Angeles VA,UCLA, and USC). Focus on Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) in concussion/mild TBI. Board and Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in radiology and neuroradiology. Extensive experience in care of patients with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, epilepsy, and brain tumor. 14+ years experience. Extensive teaching and research leadership experience at USC (2012- present) and UCLA (2019- present). Former Radiology department Chair and Director of Neuroradiology at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (2012-2018). CEO and chief neuroradiology expert witness at Neuro Experts, LLC (2018-present), contributing to clinical care and medicolegal issues of numerous patients with neurological disorders. Frequent presenter and invited lecturer in neuroradiology and traumatic brain ...

Tracy Myers, AIA Myers Consulting

California
Architecture, Construction Defects - Standard of care, general construction, personal injury, slip and fall, stairs, accessibility, ADA, construction, defect analysis, roofing, waterproofing, fenestration, building enclosure, building envelope, accident, contracts, architect, general contractor, NCARB, RRO, trip and fall, architecture
Tracy Myers is an architect and general contractor with 31 years of broad experience in architectural design, project management, construction administration, general construction, forensics, and property loss consulting. She specializes in expert witness testimony related to architectural and general construction issues, personal injury defect and accident investigation, building enclosure investigation and repair including waterproofing, roofing and fenestration, forensic architecture, litigation support, property loss evaluation, code upgrade review, peer review and quality assurance services. Ms. Myers has worked in the forensic field for over 20 years and has provided consulting expertise on a variety of project types including single and multi-family residential, industrial, health care, hospitality, office, commercial, educational, and retail. She has been retained and / or designated in hundreds of cases and has provided deposition, arbitration and trial testimony, particip...

Robert J. Spencer, DPM, FACFAS Expedient Medicolegal Services

Gardena, California
Foot & Ankle Surgery, Podiatry - IME, Fitness for Duty, Trauma, Accident, Personal Injury, Chronic Pain, Standard of Care, Malpractice, Disability, Peer Review, Lower Extremity, Arthroscopy
Robert J. Spencer, DPM, FACFAS, QME is a board certified second-generation adult and pediatric foot & ankle specialist born and raised in Orange County, CA. He spent many years shadowing his father in his private practice in Southern California. Early in his career, he developed his leadership skills serving as class president for his entire 4 years at Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Spencer was then accepted to a top residency program at Kaiser Permanente Northbay Consortium in northern California where he received extensive medical and surgical training for infants, children, and adults. After completing his residency, Dr. Spencer joined White Memorial Medical Group, Inc. (a multi-specialty group), where he took call for the emergency department for all foot and ankle problems, including trauma. During his time at White Memorial he served as the assistant residency director and clerkship director of the Foot & Ankle Surgery Residency program as ...

Patrick Maroney Maroney Consulting Services LLC

Platteville , Colorado
Dram Shop & Alcohol Services - Liquor, Alcohol, Liability, Compliance, Dram Shop, Accidents, Injury, Retail, Accident, Investigations
Patrick Maroney is the President of Maroney Consulting Services LLC, which provides expert witness testimony related to dram shop cases. He provides training and consultation for Colorado liquor laws and rules; trade practices laws and rules; retail, wholesale and supplier compliance and licensing in Colorado and is certified as a Colorado Responsible Vendor Trainer. He has over 33 years of law enforcement experience and was the Chief of Investigations and the Director of the Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division. Mr. Maroney's experience includes working for the Larimer County Sheriff's Office (Fort Collins, Colorado), Arapahoe County (Colorado) Coroner's Office, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Patrick instructed numerous training classes on Colorado liquor laws and rules and provided official interpretations of Colorado liquor laws and rules to liquor stakeholders, legislators and licensees. He testified before the Colorado Legislature on numerous occasions as an e...

Vania E Fernandez, MD VANIA E FERNANDEZ, MD LLC

Miami, Florida
Anesthesiology, Pain Management - Medicine - Injury, Trauma, Accident, Interventional Pain, Anesthesia, Surgery, Back Fracture, Pain, Pain Medicine, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Opioids, Narcotics, Prescriptions, Drug Tests, Malpractice, Ethics, Safety, Recovery, Addiction, Procedures, Epidurals, Injections, MRIs, X-rays, Spine, Sedation, Outpatient
EDUCATION 2017– 2018 Florida Medical Association Leadership Academy 10/2016– 05/2017 Physician Leadership Academy of South Florida Broward County Medical Association Representative Inaugural Class Current Chair and Executive Board Member 08/2008– 08/2009 U of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami, FL Chief Fellow in Interventional Pain Management • Research Award Recipient 06/2005–07/2008 Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami, FL Resident in Anesthesiology 06/2004–06/2005 Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami, FL Intern in Anesthesiology 08/2000–05/2004 University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, FL Doctor of Medicine with Research Distinction 08/1991 – 05/1995 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL Major: Microbiology and Immunology Minors: Biology, Chemistry, Art Bachelor of Science with General Honors, Cum Laude Departmental Honors in Microbiology and Immunology 08/1987–06/1991 Dade Christian High School ...

Tracy Myers, AIA Myers Consulting

Altamonte Springs, Florida
Architecture, Construction Defects - Standard of care, general construction, personal injury, slip and fall, stairs, accessibility, ADA, construction, defect analysis, roofing, waterproofing, fenestration, building enclosure, building envelope, accident, contracts, architect, general contractor, NCARB, RRO, trip and fall, architecture
Tracy Myers is an architect and general contractor with 31 years of broad experience in architectural design, project management, construction administration, general construction, forensics, and property loss consulting. She specializes in expert witness testimony related to architectural and general construction issues, personal injury defect and accident investigation, building enclosure investigation and repair including waterproofing, roofing and fenestration, forensic architecture, litigation support, property loss evaluation, code upgrade review, peer review and quality assurance services. Ms. Myers has worked in the forensic field for over 20 years and has provided consulting expertise on a variety of project types including single and multi-family residential, industrial, health care, hospitality, office, commercial, educational, and retail. She has been retained and / or designated in hundreds of cases and has provided deposition, arbitration and trial testimony, particip...

Mark D. McGinnis, CCM, CBM Fair Skies Consulting

Illinois
Meteorology, Slip Trip & Fall - Insurance Claims, Death, Sidewalk, Parking Lot, Hail Assessment, High Wind Analysis, Doppler Radar Analysis, Damage, Weather Preparedness, Weather Demonstratives, Ice, Rain, Snow Removal, Lightning, Workplace, Construction, Accident, Injury
Mark McGinnis, CCM is the owner of Fair Skies Consulting, LLC and one of a very small group of meteorologists to have earned the Certified Consulting Meteorologist and the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designations from the American Meteorological Society. Mark has over twenty years of experience forecasting, analyzing and communicating complex meteorological data including, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards and derechos, to the public in a calm and friendly manner. After 20 years in Broadcast Meteorology full time, Mark now works part time as a fill in Meteorologist at WLS-TV ABC 7 in Chicago.

John Hlinka, PE, M. ASCE

Benton, Kentucky
Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering - civil, railroad, accident, cranes, failures, foundations, structures, drainage, culverts, washouts, hydrology, concrete pump trucks, corrosion, chemical, industrial, building codes, inspections, construction, OSHA Compliance, swimming pools, structural, tornado, earthquake, railroad, highway, stone
Mr. Hlinka has worked over 40 years in the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management market with experience in numerous industries: Chemical, Oil Refinery, Pulp & Paper, Adhesives, Nuclear Power Generation, Nuclear Feed Stock, and Steel. His work has overlapped with residential and commercial industries. Throughout his career he has engineered and managed a myriad of projects in these industries and has provided leadership to the various companies in the capacities of: Site Manager, Design Manager, Project Manager, Construction Supervisor, and currently as President. Design engineering, analysis, and inspection experience includes structural steel, reinforced concrete, stone, masonry, wood, and stormwater drainage.

Chris Scott, PhD Material Answers LLC

Weston, Massachusetts
Chemical Engineering, Failure Analysis - polymer, plastic, rubber, coating, materials, material science, material engineering, thermoplastic, thermoset, composite, design, manufacturing, adhesive, ink, automotive, medical device, aerospace, packaging, accident, defect
Dr. Chris E. Scott is President of Material Answers LLC. He specializes in material structure, properties, and processing. His work emphasizes thermoplastics, thermosets, blends, composites, and multicomponent formulations. He has extensive experience with manufacturing, product development, product design, and failure analysis. Systems investigated include plastics, composites, coatings, paints, adhesives, rubbers, fibers, suspensions, emulsions, and pastes. In particular, Dr. Scott has published extensively on the topics of polymer processing and structure relationships, compounding and mixing in multiphase polymer systems, and structure and morphology development during polymer processing. He is the inventor on 11 U.S. patents, author of more than 30 articles in peer reviewed journals, author of 40 conference proceedings, and has presented more than 50 seminars to industry and government organizations. Dr. Scott has conducted failure analysis investigations and developed p...

Francesco Biondi, PhD Red Rock Human Factors Consulting

Detroit/Windsor, Michigan
Human Factors, Engineering - Driver distraction, Tesla Autopilot-like systems Texting, Driving Automation, Complacency, Drowsiness, Driver Error, Multitasking, Attention, Inattention, Cellphone, Infotainment, Speeding, Driver response times, Touchscreen, ADAS, Accident, Braking, Display, User Interface, Vehicles,
I am a leading international expert in Human Factors, and recognized as a top scientist in the field of distracted driving and driver interaction with vehicle assistance systems. I work with national and international transportation agencies assessing the distraction effect of in-vehicle devices, and the unintended safety consequences of interacting with vehicle assistance systems including autopilot. I published 50+ peer-reviewed articles in prestigious academic journal, and received awards from leading Human Factors association. My work focuses on understanding how drivers use vehicle technology like touchscreen and voice interfaces, and assistance systems like Adaptive Cruise Control, Tesla Autopilot-like systems, and active and passive systems and their potential unintended consequences on driver behavior and road safety. I analyze human factors like attention, inattention, multitasking, trust, complacency, drowsiness, situation awareness and their impact on safety. My expert...

Eric Miller, MD Ortho Expert Witness

Akron, Ohio
Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma Surgery - Fracture, Trauma, Crush, Accident, Pelvis, Femur, Arm, Leg, Elbow, Ankle, Shoulder, Knee
I am a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic trauma surgeon in clinical practice since 2009. I have spent my entire career at level-1 trauma centers caring for the most critically injured patients. In addition to general orthopedic surgery, I have expertise in all fractures of the pelvis and extremities that do not involve the spine. I have additional clinical expertise in fracture related issues such as non-unions, mal-unions, limb lengthenings and deformity corrections. I have been heavily involved with teaching orthopedic residents at our local residency program as well as at national resident fracture courses. I have been awarded "Teacher of the Year" by the orthopedic residents and medical students multiple times. I serve as Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). I have been senior author on nearly a dozen published videos on orthopedic trauma, presented both at national meetings and online. I have multiple publi...

Natalie Hsiao-Fang-Yen, M.D. Williamson Medical Center

Franklin, Tennessee
Internal Medicine, Psychology - Falls, Injury, Cancer, Accident, Infections, Pneumonia, Kidney inury, Toxicity, Alcohol and drug use, Electrolyte Abnormalities, Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Critical care, Palliative, Sepsis, Stroke, Pulmonary emboilsm, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Heart attack, Heart failure, Psychiatry
Clinical Assistant Professor at Thomas F. Frist Jr. College of Medicine, Board Certified in Internal Medicine through ABIM, Full-time hospitalist with experience in acute care and primary care settings. B.A. in Psychiatry from University of Michigan. Over 10 years of academic experience and publications in the areas of nephrology and ophthalmology.

Daniel J. Aldrich, MD Lakepointe Orthopaedics

Heath, Texas
Orthopedic Surgery - shoulder, knee, fracture, injury, accident, surgery
Originally from Akron, Ohio, Dr. Aldrich received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Notre Dame. He attended medical school at The Chicago Medical School, and then completed a five-year orthopedic residency at Saint Luke’s Medical Center in Cleveland, OH, followed by a one-year fellowship in Sports Medicine in Aspen, CO. He is a board certified general orthopedic surgeon, with special interest in knee and shoulder. He has been in practice for 23 years, and has experience with case reviews, expert opinions, depositions and trial preparation.

Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism

McLean, Virginia
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Trauma, injury, sexual abuse, violent extremism, PTSD, terrorism, informed consent, abortion, pregnancy loss, family, child development, post traumatic stress, accident, violence, work place violence, sexual harassment, dissociative disorder, loss, wrongful death, grief, white supremacism
Anne Speckhard, Ph.D., is Director of the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) and serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is a seasoned expert witness and has testified internationally and nationally in Congress, federal courts, immigration and civil courts. As a researcher she has interviewed over 700 terrorists, violent extremists, their family members and supporters in various parts of the world including in Western Europe, the Balkans, Central Asia, the Former Soviet Union and the Middle East. In the past five years, she has in-depth psychologically interviewed over 270 ISIS defectors, returnees and prisoners as well as 16 al Shabaab cadres (and also interviewed their family members as well as ideologues) studying their trajectories into and out of terrorism, their experiences inside ISIS (and al Shabaab). She, with ICSVE, has also developed the Breaking the ISIS Brand Counter Narrative ...

Mark D. McGinnis, CCM, CBM Fair Skies Consulting

Waukesha, Wisconsin
Meteorology, Slip Trip & Fall - Insurance Claims, Death, Sidewalk, Parking Lot, Hail Assessment, High Wind Analysis, Doppler Radar Analysis, Damage, Weather Preparedness, Weather Demonstratives, Ice, Rain, Snow Removal, Lightning, Workplace, Construction, Accident, Injury
Mark McGinnis, CCM is the owner of Fair Skies Consulting, LLC and one of a very small group of meteorologists to have earned the Certified Consulting Meteorologist and the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designations from the American Meteorological Society. Mark has over twenty years of experience forecasting, analyzing and communicating complex meteorological data including, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards and derechos, to the public in a calm and friendly manner. After 20 years in Broadcast Meteorology full time, Mark now works part time as a fill in Meteorologist at WLS-TV ABC 7 in Chicago.