Kevin A Rider, PhD, PE, CPE Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Human Factors and Engineering

Keywords/Search Terms:

Distracted driving, Driving behavior, Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Maritime, Manufacturing, Mining, OSHA, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Safety, Slips, Trips, Falls, Transportation, Warnings, Conspicuity, Cell phones, Texting, Lighting, Perception, Visibility, Instructions, Human Factors


PhD, University of Michigan; MS, University of Tennessee; BS, University of Tennessee

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Additional Information

Dr. Kevin Rider is a human factors expert and owner of Forensic Human Factors, LLC, providing investigations, reports and expert testimony for personal injury cases – plaintiff and defense. His expertise involves investigating how people interact with other people, products and environments in predictable ways, and applying this understanding to effective, efficient and safe products, services and systems. He has been retained as an expert in more than 40 states (+ Puerto Rico). Dr. Rider’s expertise includes: • MVAs and pedestrian collisions, incl. trucks, trains, buses, motor/bicycles • Illumination, nighttime visibility, and conspicuity • DUI/DWIs, where intoxication was not a proximate cause of crash • Adequacy of product designs and warnings • The design and maintenance of safe civil and occupational environments • Premises liability, and slips, trips and falls • Workplace and construction safety Dr. Rider is a Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), and has served as a human factors consultant since 1999, including five years as a professor at West Virginia University. Dr. Rider attended the University of Tennessee, which conferred his Bachelor and Master degrees in Industrial Engineering. Dr. Rider then received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan. Dr. Rider’s research includes driver behavior and distraction, the performance of in-vehicle tasks, and occupational safety. He has demonstrated abilities to explain complex scenarios in easily understood ways, both in the classroom and the courtroom. Consult with a human factors expert before assigning a value to a case, as well as before taking opposing expert depositions, and as you prepare for mediations. “There’s a Human Factor in every case.”