Daniel McLain Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: DHM Crash Consulting & Accident Reconstruction Services, LLC.
  • Phone: 951-966-9454
  • Website: www.dhmcrashcars.com

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Accident Reconstruction and Law Enf & Criminal Justice

Keywords/Search Terms:

Seat Belts, Airbags, Restraint Systems, Collision Analysis, Accident Causation, Crash Data Retrieval, Black Box, EDR, CDR Report Analysis, Tesla, Vehicle Inspection, Motorcycle, Pedestrian, Drone, Collision Reconstruction, Traffic Accident Reconstruction, Traffic Enforcement Strategy, Traffic Safety


Bachelor's Degree, California Coast University

Years in Practice:


Additional Information

A traffic collision reconstructionist accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR), a sUAV (drone) pilot licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration, and have completed the accident reconstruction certificate program by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). With over 27 years in law enforcement, I have extensive experience with on-scene collision investigations ranging from minor fender-benders to multi-fatal collisions. I have investigated and assisted in the prosecution of hit-and-run collisions, DUI collisions, insurance fraud, vehicular manslaughter, and vehicular murder cases. Recognized as a subject matter expert in both criminal and civil courts for my knowledge of accident reconstruction, accident investigation, and general traffic enforcement. I have over a thousand hours of training in accident reconstruction including but not limited to forensic mapping, pedestrian collisions, motorcycle collisions, emergency vehicle collisions, Crash Data Retrieval (CDR), staged collisions, interview and interrogations, and motor vehicle inspections. I also have over 12 years of experience teaching primary collision factors, investigation procedures, vehicle/evidence photography, insurance fraud, tire mark analysis, and basic collision reconstruction to law enforcement agencies all over Southern California at a prestigious law enforcement academy as well as the National Insurance Crime Bureau.