MARTIN M BALABAN, PhD, PE Expert Witness

Contact Information

  • Company: AR TECH
  • Phone: 818-389-2062
  • Cell: 818-389-2062
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Accident Reconstruction and Premises Liability

Specialty Focus: Biomechanics, Building Codes, Construction & Industrial Accidents, Failure Analysis, Human Factors, Mechanical Engineering, OSHA, Products Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall, Vehicle collisions

Education: BS, Cooper Union; MS, Illinois Institute of Technology; PhD, University of California at Berkeley

Years in Practice: 40+

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 100


Additional Information

Vehicular:
 all vehicle types, multi-vehicle, bicycles, pedestrians, skidmark analysis. damage-matching, occupant biomechanics. visibility & line-of-sight analysis, traffic signal phasing, vehicular component defects, seatbelts. Premises Liability: Code Compliance, Slip, trip, floor friction testing, stairway & ramp accidents, glass injuries, guardrails; illumination issues; manual & electronic gates, door closing mechanisms, falling objects, structural failures. Occupancies include single- and multi-family residences, retail stores, office buildings, garages, sidewalks, parks and other public access. Industrial & Construction accidents: Walking-working surfaces including ramps, hoisting & conveying, powered lifts, work platforms, forklifts, construction vehicles, materials handling & storage, machine guarding, ladders, scaffolding, trenching & shoring, Cal-OSHA compliance, lockout/tagout, IIPP analysis, human factors & ergonomics issues. Products Liability: Liability regarding design, manufacturing, maintenance, failure to warn. Applications to manual & power tools, heavy machinery: woodworking, metal working, cutting, shearing, power presses, die casting, injection molding, food machinery, PPE (e.g., safety goggles); consumer products (e.g., chairs, tables, water dispensers, pot handles, exercise equipment, lawnmowers); conveyors; fasteners and connections (e.g., bolts, welds, handles); mechanisms; etc. Criminal Cases
: Vehicular homicide, gross negligence, shooting reconstruction, DUI-related accidents; vandalism, other cases requiring expertise in engineering and the physical sciences.