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This page contains accident reconstruction expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on accident reconstruction and related issues. Accident reconstruction expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts. The issues and subjects these accident reconstruction expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Human Factors, Slip Trip & Fall, Premises Liability, Products Liability, OSHA, Safety, Construction, Intellectual Property, Automotive, Biomechanics, Edr, Engineering, and Navigation.

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JOHN E COCHRAN, PhD, JD, PE Eaglemark, Inc.

Auburn, Alabama
Aviation & Aerospace, Engineering - Intellectual Property, Dynamics, Stability and Control, Helicopters, Airplanes, Products Liability, Accident Reconstruction, Technology, Segways, Spacecraft, Missiles
President and CEO, Eaglemark, Inc, Professor and Head)Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering, Auburn University, Professional Engineer, Attorney at Law (Alabama). Thirty plus years experience in aircraft (airplanes and helicopters) accident reconstruction, products liability, Segways,and intellectual property.

Timothy C Behrens, PE, DFE, CFI, CFEI, CVFI EFI Global, Inc.

Tolleson, Arizona
Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering - Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Fire, Explosions, Plumbing, Premises Liability, Slip-Trip & Fall, Bicycle, Motorcycle, Products Liability, Transportation, Recreational Vehicles, Heavy Equipment, Industrial Equipment & Machinery
Mr. Behrens has over 38 years of experience in mechanical engineering, with the last 34 years primarily devoted to failure analysis and forensic engineering. His forensic engineering practice is diverse and has included conducting over a thousand engineering investigations involving a wide range of fires, explosions, accidents, and product failures. Mr. Behrens has conducted hundreds of full-scale vehicle crash, fire and component-level tests, which has provided a practical basis for his extensive knowledge and expertise in the analysis of automotive fires, failures and accidents. Mr. Behrens also has expertise in fire and failure analysis involving appliances, plumbing systems, fire sprinkler systems, HVAC, and commercial/industrial equipment. In addition, Mr. Behrens provides engineering expert evaluations for slip/trip & fall accidents and premises liability issues. He also has some experience in the investigation of water intrusion, foundation and roof damage on commerci...

John W Ross Evidence Solutions, Inc.

Tucson, Arizona
Automotive, Transportation - Commercial Motor Vehicle, Haz-Mat, Accident Reconstruction, Safety, DOT, OSHA, Truck Driver Actions, Reactions, Responsibilities, Qualifications, Training, FMCSR, FMCSA, OIL field, Propane, Standard of care, Loading, Unloading, Rick Management, Oversized load, Electronic logs, Private Investigator
Double / Triple Trailer Driving Experience • Electronic Log Expertise & Trainer • F.M.C.S.R. Trained & Certified • Licensed Private Investigator • Oil Field Heavy Trucking Experienced • Operation, Inspection & Maintenance of Tractor- Trailers • OSHA 10 & 30 Certified • Oversized Load Experienced • Propane & (HAZ-MAT) Hazardous Materials Certified Driver • Safety and Risk Management Consultant • Truck Driver Actions, Reactions, Responsibilities, Qualifications & Training • Ability to Pass & Maintain two-year DOT Medical Certificate Evidence Solutions, Inc. 2016 – Present Heavy Vehicle Specialist / Expert Witness in Commercial Motor Vehicle cases • Consultant on Trucking Industry Safety Standards • Expert Witness depositions & testimony • Truck Driver Actions, Reactions, Responsibilities, Qualifications & Training • Compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, CFR49 • Driver Skill Testing, Hours of Service • Providing insight on loading & unloading hazardous liquids, p...

Pro/Consul Technical & Medical Experts

Long Beach, California
Engineering, Orthopedic Surgery - Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanics, Premises Liability, Construction, Safety, Equipment & Machinery, Education & Schools, Medical, Dental, Materials Failure
Nationwide Service - over 15,000 Experts. Call (800) 392-1119 or email us with your Technical and Medical expert needs. Our full-time research staff locates qualified experts quickly - new experts are added every day. Pro/Consul is listed and recommended by the A.M. Best Company. "We have been very impressed with the timely responses whenever we have had a request and also with the professional manner in which your company is managed."

MARTIN M BALABAN, PhD, PE AR TECH

Encino, California
Accident Reconstruction, Premises Liability - Biomechanics, Building Codes, Construction & Industrial Accidents, Failure Analysis, Human Factors, Mechanical Engineering, OSHA, Products Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall, Vehicle collisions
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 regard...

Ryan M Bodily Bodily's Traffic Collision Consulting and Reconstruction

Tehachapi, California
Accident Reconstruction, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Traffic, Event Data Recorder, EDR, crash, collision, accident, report review, vehicle inspection, scene inspection, collision reconstruction, expert witness,
Ryan Bodily is the lead consultant. Ryan is currently a Sergeant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, having promoted in April 2020. Prior to this promotion Ryan was a Vehicular Homicide Detective for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He has been in Law Enforcement for over 24 years with an emphasis in traffic for 17 of those years. He has investigated over 2,000 traffic collisions during his career. These investigations include field work and report review. As of April 2020, he has been the lead investigator of 102 fatal traffic collisions of which 65 have led to criminal prosecution. Ryan is a Bosch certified technician for the imaging of a vehicle's Event Data Recorder. He is also certified to analyze the report produced by the software. Ryan has over 500 hours of California P.O.S.T. approved training classes regarding the subject of Traffic Collision Investigation and DUI Investigation. These classes include Basic Traffic Investigation, Intermed...

Susan M Bowley, Ph.D. Bowley Inc.

California
Biomechanics, Medical Devices - Injury Causation Biomechanics & Personal Injury, Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering, Medical Devices, Accident Reconstruction, Criminal & Shooting Reconstruction, 3D Printed Replicas, 3D Animations & Illustrations, 3D Laser Scanning, Scene Surveys, Drone Aerial Mapping
Dr. Bowley started her own engineering consulting firm in 2008 and has been a testifying expert since 2006. Corporate offices are located in Maryland (HQ), Northern California, and Connecticut. Additionally, Dr. Bowley teaches Engineering courses at the local University. Susan M. Bowley, Ph.D. has been a practicing engineer since 1988.  Dr. Bowley grew up in Ashford, CT and completed her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut.  She then started her professional engineering career at NASA Ames Research Center in Northern California where she worked in various capacities for over 13 years.  While at NASA, Dr. Bowley earned her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University with a concentration in Thermosciences, including completion of an independent research study on Transpired Epidermal Water Loss in Premature Infants.  After competitive selection for a NASA Full-time Graduate Study Fellowship, Dr. Bowley earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineerin...

Jonathan Cherney Jonathan Cherney Consulting and Investigations LLC

Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Accident Reconstruction, Police Practices & Procedures - Cars, SUV, light trucks, pedestrians, motorcycles, bikes, scooters, Bosch CDR Tool, black box, event data recorder, Tesla and Hyundai EDR, qualified immunity, police policies & procedures, TV and media consulting, TV analyst
Provides forensic analysis and litigation support to attorneys, insurance companies and municipalities in the field of accident reconstruction. Has qualified as a court recognized expert in traffic accident reconstruction in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Has been practicing accident reconstruction since 1999 and collision investigation since 1989. Has worked privately for criminal prosecution & defense as well as civil plaintiff & defense. Retired after 30 years of service from the Irvine (CA) Police Department in November of 2019 where he was assigned to the Field Operations Division as a Detective responsible for traffic-related cases. Worked as the “Team Leader” for the Irvine Police Department’s M.A.I.T. (Major Accident Investigation Team). Responsible for the investigation of vehicular murder & homicide cases, traffic collision reconstruction of fatal & major injury collisions, hit and run investigations, on-duty officer involved collision investigations and potential ...

Christopher A. Gayner, MSME Expert Reconstruction Company LLC

Santa Barbara, California
Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanics - Human Factors, Occupant Dynamics, Automotive Safety, Seat Belts, Airbags, Restraint Systems, Collision Analysis, Accident Causation, Accident Avoidance, Crash Data Retrieval, Animation, Vehicle
Expert Reconstruction Company LLC offers complete traffic accident reconstruction consulting and expert witness services. High quality scientifically based accident analyses for the litigation community on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants throughout California and the United States. Consulting on matters involving automobiles, trucks, tractor-trailers, buses, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. We are retained for both civil and criminal matters. Our loyal client base relies on our 30+ years of professional experience to address a wide variety of technical accident issues. CEO and Senior Engineer, Christopher Gayner, holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and he is an ACTAR certified Accident Reconstructionist. Please Call 888-687-1334 for an initial consultation.

Jose J. Granda, PhD, PE Cadsim Engineering

Sacramento, California
Accident Reconstruction, Engineering - Mechanical Engineering, Auto Accidents, Accident Biomechanics, Occupational Accidents, Failure Analysis, Computer Simulation, Finite Element Modeling (FEA), Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Human Factors, Work Place Accidents, Vehicle Dynamics, Heavy Vehicles
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the California State University in Sacramento, CA with 35+ yrs. experience. Professional Registered Mechanical Engineer (PE License, CA). An expert in accident reconstruction using computer simulations of accidents involving vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, biomechanics, occupational, workplace, failure analysis impact forces & industrial accidents. EDR (Event Data Recorder) analysis, patents. EW Experience: Written reports, depositions & trial experience. Specialized training: Vehicle Dynamics and Design, Vehicle Safety & Crash Reconstruction, Accident Biomechanics, Finite Element Modeling in Computer Aided Design, Advanced Mechanical Design and Failure Analysis, CSUS. Motorcycle Accident reconstruction, Northwestern University; EDR Certification, Tech 1, Tech II, EDR Analysis Certification, Collision Safety Institute; Applying Automotive EDR Data to Traffic Crash Reconstruction, SAE Society of Automotive Engineers International; Expert wit...

Michael C Monastra, Captain Privateer Maritime Inc.

San Diego , California
Maritime, Accident Reconstruction - Seamanship, Sailing Yachts, Motor Yachts, USCG Navigation Rules, Bareboat Charter contracts and disputes, Racing Rules of Sailing, Jones Act, Injuries, Accidents, Dismastings, Sinkings, Collisions, Allisions, Navigation, Engineering, Boatyard and Insurance Company repairs and disputes.
Professional Sailor since 1989. USCG Licensed Captain since 1990. STCW 95 endorsed for domestic service. World Sailing Group 3 (professional) Competitor since 2004. US Sailing Offshore Safety at Sea certification since 2004. ASA certified Advanced Sailing Instructor since 1992. ASA certified Coastal Navigation Instructor since 1991. ASA certified Bareboat Chartering Instructor since 1991. US Powerboating certified Advanced Powerboating Instructor since 2010. RBPA certified Twin Inboard Powerboating Instructor since 2009. RPBA certified Single Inboard Powerboating Instructor since 2009. RPBA certified Directed Thrust Powerboating Instructor since 2009. Owner San Diego Sailing Academy and San Diego Powerboating Academy established 1989. I am an expert in seamanship, navigation, boathandling, docking, anchoring, mooring, and man overboard recovery techniques as related to large and small sailing and motor yachts.

John J Rohosky, AIA

San Francisco, California
Architecture, Construction - Failure Analysis, Slip, Trip & Fall, Accident Reconstruction, Building Codes, ADA, Construction Defects, Water Intrusion, Cost to Repair, Standard of Care (architects, contractors), Construction Administration, Remedial Construction Documents, Life Safety Issues
Construction litigation consulting; court appearance, testimony and detailed site investigations, remedial cost estimates, detailed reports, deposition and declarations (MSJ), construction scenario reconstruction, damage assessment due to fire, flood, wind or earthquake, visual presentation, models and videos. Construction documents and contract administration services for any remedial work upon request.

Kenneth A. Solomon, Ph.D., P.E., Post Ph.D. Institute of Risk & Safety Analyses

Woodland Hills, California
Biomechanics, Accident Reconstruction - Human Factors, Animations, 3D Scans, Photometrics
Specialized forensic staff, broad range of consulting and expert testimony, 47 years of courtroom experience for Dr. Solomon, combined courtroom experience for company 334 person years. Accident reconstruction, biomechanics, human factors, safety, accident prevention, adequacy of warnings, computer animation and simulations, 3D scanning & photometric analyses, drone photography, construction defect, criminal defense, criminal prosecution, premises, product integrity, product liability, product testing, warnings, and lost income calculations. Auto, bicycle, bus, chair, elevator, escalator, forklift, gate, ladder, machinery, motorcycle, press, recreational equipment, roller coaster, slip/trip and fall, stairs, swimming pool, and truck. Litigation and claims, defense/plaintiff, educational seminars, and mediation and arbitration services.

John Tyson, BS, MS, JD, P.E.

Encino, California
Accident Reconstruction, Slip Trip & Fall - 3D Computer Accident Animation and Simulation, Vehicle Accident Reconstruction (Car: Bus: Bicycle: Pedestrian : Truck), Product defect, SAFETY,Stairway and Building Code Analysis, Coefficient of Friction Measurement,Lighting, Machine Guarding,Industrial Accident,Falls, Engineering
Mr. Tyson has over twenty five years full time experience in Accident Reconstruction and Forensic Engineering. He has investigated, analyzed and reconstructed more than six thousand accidents during this period. He has supervised and trained many Engineers and Physicists in the field of Forensic Engineering. He has testified on several hundred occasions on a variety of aspects of accident reconstruction for both plaintiff and defense in depositions, arbitrations, civil and criminal, trials in Municipal and Superior Courts He has been a court appointed expert in numerous criminal trials ranging from traffic accident to First Degree Murder. He has testified for individuals, major insurance companies commercial and fleet businesses. He is a consultant to many Governmental and Municipal agencies including Cities of Los Angeles, Burbank Pasadena, Glendale, Ontario, Santa Monica ,San Gabriel, Ventura , Fountain Valley, Santa Barbara, Calexico, County of Orange and State of C...

Christopher K Wilson

Redwood City, California
Automotive Engineering, Accident Reconstruction - Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Telematics, Navigation, Map, Vehicle Safety, Diagnostics, Crash Sensing, Transportation Systems, Vehicle Systems, Data Analytics, Intellectual Property, Fleet monitoring, Fleet management, Usage Based Insurance, Crash Reconstruction and causation.
I have been providing testifying expert services for 9 years focusing on Intellectual Property and vehicle accident assessment for issues related to vehicle sensors, telematics, and data systems. I have provided reports and testimony on IPRs, infringement, validity and crash causation. I developed complex sensor and data analytics systems since 1980 with an emphasis on vehicle safety systems since 1992 and particular expertise in distributed systems and connected vehicle systems. I have in-vehicle technology expertise in the area of sensors (including maps, positioning, vision, radar, diagnostics and braking systems) and data processing (communications, data fusion, data analytics). I combine this with expertise on connecting vehicles with the infrastructure (cellular communications, V2X, WiFi, security, cost models, probe data collection) and the transportation infrastructure itself (traffic models, traffic operations, ATIS, tolling, data analytics, GIS) to provide various trans...

Susan M Bowley, Ph.D. Bowley Inc.

Connecticut
Biomechanics, Medical Devices - Injury Causation Biomechanics & Personal Injury, Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering, Medical Devices, Accident Reconstruction, Criminal & Shooting Reconstruction, 3D Printed Replicas, 3D Animations & Illustrations, 3D Laser Scanning, Scene Surveys, Drone Aerial Mapping
Dr. Bowley started her own engineering consulting firm in 2008 and has been a testifying expert since 2006. Corporate offices are located in Maryland (HQ), Northern California, and Connecticut. Additionally, Dr. Bowley teaches Engineering courses at the local University. Susan M. Bowley, Ph.D. has been a practicing engineer since 1988.  Dr. Bowley grew up in Ashford, CT and completed her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut.  She then started her professional engineering career at NASA Ames Research Center in Northern California where she worked in various capacities for over 13 years.  While at NASA, Dr. Bowley earned her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University with a concentration in Thermosciences, including completion of an independent research study on Transpired Epidermal Water Loss in Premature Infants.  After competitive selection for a NASA Full-time Graduate Study Fellowship, Dr. Bowley earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineerin...

Kristopher J. Seluga, M.S., PE Technology Associates, LLC

Stamford, Connecticut
Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability - Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Automotive, Construction, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Forensic Science, Human Factors, Motorcycle, Premises Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall
Our staff of experienced engineers are ready to apply established scientific and engineering knowledge and techniques to your case. Our staff has published hundreds of papers, served on national ANSI standards committees and assisted over 2,500 attorneys and insurance agents settle or try their cases. Because the laws of physics and principles of engineering are universal, we are able to investigate and opine on a wide range of topics including motor vehicle crashes, heavy machinery, consumer products, construction sites, falls and biomechanical analyses. In each case, we assist our clients by determining, in as much detail as possible, how and why an accident occurred and communicating those finding in a clear and concise manner.

Janine McCartney, Ph.D, MBA, CSP, CHST, RPIH, CSI(ML) HHC Safety Engineering Services, Inc.

Wilmington, Delaware
Safety, Oil and Gas - Oil & Gas, Pipeline, Electrical, Safety Engineering, Arc Flash, NFPA 70E, OSHA, Accident Investigation, Falls, Equipment, Machinery, Accident Reconstruction, Construction, Industrial Plants, Lead, Worker's Compensation,Safety Inspection, Safety Management,Training, Employee, Workplace Safety, Toxic.
Dr. Janine McCartney is a Safety Engineer with designation as a Certified Safety Professional, Construction Safety and Health Technician, Registered Professional Industrial Hygienist, and Certified Safety Instructor (Master's Level). Dr. McCartney has held Management safety positions and a Safety Officer II position with OSHA Consultation. She worked for 11 years in the oil & gas industry and pipeline industry on large multi-state pipeline construction projects and as an exploration geologist (onshore and offshore). Dr. McCartney has taught for Texas A&M-Texas Engineering Extension as Adjunct Faculty and teaches the OSHA 10 and 30 hour General Industry and Construction courses for OTI. Her career spans 40 years. Awards: 2021-2017 AM Best Service Provider, Editorial Staff of Science of the Total Environment, Helyion, and Data in Brief. 2021-2017 Safety Engineer Expert of the Year-Lawyer Monthly. 2018 Keynote Speech World Safety Organization. Dr. McCartney works on a day to day ...

Daniel J Barshinger, PE Kimley-Horn

Sarasota, Florida
Accident Reconstruction, Mechanical Engineering - MOT, Temporary Traffic Control, Construction zone, Heavy vehicle, Commercial vehicle, Headlight and lighting analysis, Infotainment data analysis, Visibility and photometric analysis, Vehicle EDR black box analysis, Human factors analysis, Video analysis, Drone Pilot
As an engineer, Mr. Barshinger applies the principles of design, analysis, testing, and safety to forensic evaluations involving traffic accident investigation and reconstruction. His professional background includes mechanical engineering positions in the manufacturing and consulting industries. His manufacturing experience includes assembling and testing electronic components and various products. Mr. Barshinger has been involved in product defect allegation cases involving a wide range of products. He has received specialized training in accident reconstruction and traffic collision investigation. His training also includes preserving and analyzing data stored in vehicles such as airbag modules, engine control modules, GPS, and infotainment systems, as well as video footage analysis from various sources. He conducts vehicle accident and mechanical component investigations for clients throughout the southeast United States. Mr. Barshinger has also reconstructed crashes involving c...

Howard F Berkowitz H&S Personal Car Service and Consulting, Inc.

Lake Worth, Florida
Transportation, Accident Reconstruction - Wheelchair Securement, Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, Non-Medical Transportation, NEMT, NMTS, Wheelchair Transports, Wheelchair Transportation Expert Witness Testimony in all Transit Sectors: Ride-Hail, Ride-Sharing, Taxi, Taxicab, Non-Emergency Medical Transport and para-transit.
Expert Witness Testimony and Consulting in all Transit Sectors: Ride-Hail, Ride-Sharing, Taxi, Taxicab, Non-Emergency Medical Transport, Bus, School Bus, Shuttle Van, Limousine and Paratransit Services, Wheelchair Securement, Stretcher Securement Howard is an experienced and outstanding Business Consultant, Entrepreneur and Transportation Expert. With over 30 years of transportation experience in both the private and public sector, it allows him to see things from a different prospective than others. Howard’s career began with a position at the Transit Authority as an analyst. After years of hard work, he was promoted to Vice President of Operations and Planning. After deciding to relocate to Florida, Howard saw the need for legitimate and reliable transportation in Florida and started up H&S Personal Car Service. Howard was Managing Partner for 23 years and also held a seat on the PBC Vehicle For Hire task force for luxury sedans as well as non- emergency. He left H&S ...

Keith M. Cianfrani, Ed.D, (abd), MAS, CRSP Aviation Safety Consultants, LLC

The Villages, Florida
Aviation & Aerospace, Accident Reconstruction - Aviation Accident Investigation, Risk Management, Human Factors, Safety Management Systems (SMS), Aviation Safety Auditing,Flight Data Monitoring,
Keith M Cianfrani, Ed.D. (abd), MAS, CRSP, President/CEO, Aviation Safety Consultants, LLC is a company designed to assist the aviation community with precise and specific safety consulting. Our clients include insurance companies, Part 135 and Part 91 aviation operators, aviation flight schools, aircraft production companies, and law firms. Keith is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, the founder and owner, has over 35 years of aviation experience. He is a master army aviator, aviation safety officer, commercial pilot, instructor pilot and was an accident investigator for the U.S. Army Safety Center. He is rated in both rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft. As a safety officer, Keith has managed safety programs in organizations with over 100 aircraft stationed throughout 5 states. Keith is is an a safety and accident investigation instructor for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He also writes the Safety and Training Column for Rotor and Wing Magazine. Keith is a certified...

Bradley T Cook, PE Kimley-Horn

Sarasota, Florida
Automotive, Accident Reconstruction - Auto Accident, Accident Causation, Automotive Safety, Black Box Technology, Car Accident, Collision Analysis, Crash Data Retrieval, Failure Analysis, Forensic Engineering, Human Factors, Motorcycle, Occupational Safety, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Safety Engineering, Slip, Trip & Fall
Bradley is a registered professional engineer and consultant with extensive experience in accident reconstruction. He specializes in vehicular accident reconstruction and has investigated hundreds of vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles, etc. The investigations have involved issues of nighttime visibility, downloading of crash data (black box data), reaction time, and blind spots. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Biomedical from Purdue University. Bradley has recently co-authored a chapter in Forensic Human Factors and Ergonomics: Case Studies and Analysis and Occupational Health and Safety Management in the Handbook of Human Factors & Ergonomics. He is also currently a committee member of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standards Technical Panel (STP) 2201: Engine, Generator Requirements and t...

Wesley D Hoy, PE Hoy and Miller Consulting, LLC

Gainesville, Florida
Automotive, Accident Reconstruction - Vehicle fire,Heavy-duty truck,rechargeable cells,Codes and standards, motorcycles,crash reconstruction,tires, brakes,motor home,vehicle preventative maintenance and inspection,vehicle recall, black box download,seat belts,HVAC
Wesley D. Hoy, P.E. is a Principal of Hoy & Miller Consulting, LLC, an authorized engineering firm that provides expert services and opinion to the legal and insurance industries. Mr. Hoy's areas of court-qualified expertise include automotive maintenance, automotive systems, automotive system failure analysis, vehicle fires, crash reconstruction and automotive electronics and electronic control systems. As an ASE certified automobile and heavy-duty truck master technician, as well as a register mechanical engineer, Mr. Hoy has an extensive practical background in automotive preventive maintenance and repair, tires, brakes, steering and suspension, vehicle electronics, seat belts, black box download and interpretation, and vehicle fires. Additionally, Mr. Hoy has an extensive background in vehicle crash reconstruction, including pedestrians, bicycles, trucks, motorcycles and automobiles, and has consulted on hundreds of cases. A partial list of specific cases that Mr. Hoy has ...

Captain John G. Jacobsen

Miami, Florida
Maritime, Accident Reconstruction - Admiralty Law, Marine & Maritime Incident Analysis & Accident Reconstruction, AZIPOD Ships, Podded Ships, Commercial Vessel, Passenger, Cruise Ship, Tug, Barge, Towing, Pilot, Piloting, Navigation, Seamanship, Rules of the Road, Boating Safety, Boating Accident, Yacht, Pleasure Craft, Container Ship
After attending the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Captain Jacobsen served as an officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine for nine years. He sailed in many positions, attained his master’s license, and has been a Port of Miami harbor pilot since 1994, including serving as Chairman. He has piloted yachts, tugs & barges, and ships of all types and sizes including Azipod ships, podded ships, freighters, tankers, container ships, ferries, cruise ships, passenger vessels, naval vessels, research vessels, and tall ships. Active in boating and yachting all of his life, Captain Jacobsen is a member of a yacht club in Miami where he serves on various committees. Captain Jacobsen remains an active pilot and avid boater to this day. Harbor Pilot: actively providing State & Federal licensed pilotage services to all types of ships, including Azipod ships, cruise ships, NeoPanamax container ships, tugs & barges, yachts, and other vessels of unlimited size and tonnage in Port of Miami. Have co...

John D Lloyd, PhD, CPE

San Antonio, Florida
Biomechanics, Human Factors - human factors, accident reconstruction, motorcycle accident, motorcycle crash, auto accident, slip trip & fall, brain injury, head injury, TBI, helmet, helmet testing, motorcycle helmet, football helmet, ergonomics
John Lloyd, PhD, CPE has served as an expert witness for 25 years, providing testimony in biomechanics, human factors and accident reconstruction involving motorcycle, auto and trucking accidents as well as slips, trips & falls. Dr. Lloyd has been qualified to provide biomechanical analyses of various incidents, including: • Motorcycle Accidents • Automobile Accidents • Human Factors • Brain Injury • Motorcycle Helmet • Football Helmet • Slips Trips & Falls Dr. Lloyd earned a Ph.D. in Ergonomics (Human Factors Engineering) with a specialization in biomechanics from Loughborough University in England. He has practiced in the field of biomechanics for over 25 years, and has been board certified (CPE # 725) through the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics since 1995. He also holds numerous certifications in automobile and motorcycle accident reconstruction. Applicable professional memberships have included The Ergonomics Society, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, A...

Andres Navarro, P.E., DFE, ACTAR, CXLT Kimley-Horn

Plantation, Florida
Accident Reconstruction, Premises Liability - Automobile Accidents, EDR Data (Black Box) Download, Commercial Vehicle (Truck) Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Construction Accidents, Maintenance of Traffic (M.O.T.), Premises Liability, Slip Resistance Testing (Slip and Fall), Product Defect, Forklift Accidents, Failure Analysis, OSHA Regulation
Mr. Navarro is a licensed Professional Engineer and Board Certified Diplomate in Forensic Engineering who practices in the field of Accident Reconstruction. He has investigated and reconstructed hundreds of accidents and incidents, including automobile accidents, construction accidents, slip/trip and fall incidents, and a variety of premises liability incidents. Mr. Navarro has offered Expert Witness Testimony by way of deposition and trial. Specialty Expertise: • Vehicle Accidents o Passenger Vehicles o Advanced Driver Assistance Systems o Motorcycles o Commercial / Heavy Vehicles o Buses o Bicycles o Pedestrians o Recreational Vehicles o Industrial Vehicles o Forklifts o Roadway Construction Zones / M.O.T. o EDR “Black Box” Data Downloads o Traffic Control / Signalization o Roadway Design • Construction Accidents o Falls / Fall Protection o Industrial Vehicles o Forklifts o OSHA Regulations • Premises Liability o Slips / Trips and Falls o Building Code Compliance o ADA Regulat...

Captain John C. Timmel Starboard Ten Maritime Expert Witness Services

Tampa, Florida
Maritime, Accident Reconstruction - Admiralty, Marine & Maritime Incident Analysis & Accident Reconstruction, Commercial Vessel, Passenger, Cruise Ship, Tug, Barge, Towing, Pilot, Piloting, Navigation, Seamanship, Rules of the Road, Boating Safety, Boating Accident, Yacht, Pleasure Craft, Sailboat, Sailing, Jet Ski & PWC
Captain Timmel began his professional career after attending New York Maritime College serving as an officer in the US Merchant Marines for seven years. He sailed in many different positions, attained his Master’s license, and has been a Tampa Bay harbor pilot since 1989, including serving as President. He has made over 6,500 transits piloting yachts, tugs & barges, and ships of all types and sizes including freighters, tankers, container ships, ferries, cruise and passenger vessels, naval vessels, research vessels, and tall ships. Captain Timmel has taught as an Adjunct Professor at New York Maritime College teaching shiphandling, piloting, watchstanding practices, and seamanship to cadets aboard their training ship, the T/S EMPIRE STATE VI, during Summer Sea Terms. Active in boating and yachting all of his life, Captain Timmel served as Youth Sailing Director, Fleet Captain, Governor, and Commodore of the Tampa Yacht Club and is serving as a Director, Gulf Coast Fleet Captain &...

Scott L Turner Scott L. Turner Consulting, LLC

Florida
Accident Reconstruction, Transportation - trucking safety, commercial motor vehicle accident, cargo tank truck, forklift injury, trucking accident, truck loading/offloading injuries, bus accident, loading rack, driver qualifications, truck rollovers, truck/car accidents, highway construction zone accidents
Highly qualified and well rounded expert opinion is supported by nearly 30 years experience in the highly specialized field of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes, incident investigation and general CMV transportation, including 17 years at the helm of a nationwide incident and hazmat response company. Personally responded to in excess of 1,000 CMV crashes; 200 cargo-tank incidents; loading rack incidents; loading/offloading incidents with CMV involvement, all when serving in the capacity as incident/crash response. As an Expert, served as a CMV expert in over 20-states. Level 1 FMCSA Trained Inspector; National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board Panelist Former 11 year Cargo-Tank Truck Specialist Instructor for the New Jersey State Police Inspection/Investigation of Commercial Vehicle Crashes, IPTM Comprehensive Air-Brake Certified, Bendix Smith-System Defensive Driver Instructor Manager of Motor Fleet Safety Programs training, NATMI FMCSA Regulatory Sp...

Peter Combs Combs & Associates

White (Atlanta), Georgia
Architecture, Construction - Building codes, ADA compliance , stairs, ramps, skylights, curb ramps, water intrusion, code compliance, contract documents, AIA documents, construction, contract disputes, building maintenance, handrails, guardrails, windows, doors, slip and falls, premises liability, accident reconstruction
Mr. Combs has 23 years as an expert witness specializing in architecture, construction, ADA compliance, building codes, disabled access, contract disputes, water intrusion and forensic reconstruction of accident sites from photographs. A Trial Experienced Expert Witness; Mr. Combs provides unbiased and impartial expert testimony and litigation support services split almost evenly between plaintiff and defense attorneys. He produces factual, clear and concise reports that are easy to understand and has the ability to convey complex technical concepts to a jury in layman's terms. He can assess stairs, ramps, windows, water intrusion problems, slip and falls, handrails, guardrails, curb ramps, skylights, drawings, the standard of care and much more. Mr. Combs has been registered as an Architect in Georgia, Florida, Arizona, South Carolina, New York, Colorado, Alabama and Ohio. He has over 35 years of widely varied experience as a practicing architect as well as hands-on constructio...

Kenneth H Brown, PhD KHB CONSULTING SERVICES

Evanston, Illinois
Chemistry & Chemicals, Warnings & Labels - Paint & Coatings, Premises Liability, Household Chemical Products, Hazardous Materials, Labels & Warnings, Aerosols & Spray Products, Laboratory Testing & Analysis, Accident Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Intellectual Property, Chemical Exposure, Chemical Fires & Explosions, Chemical Accidents
Dr. Brown is an experienced expert witness who provides file review, research, site visits, evidence gathering, failure analysis, laboratory testing & analysis, verbal reports, written reports of opinion, testifying at deposition, and testifying at trial. We act as your translator of technical jargon into easy-to-understand language for attorney and juries. Dr. Brown has published in the fields of organic chemistry, polymers, resins, paint & coatings and ultraviolet light curing of coatings; he also has several patents in these fields. Dr. Brown is a former Assistant Professor, Instructor and Adjunct Faculty Member at Loyola University, Roosevelt University and Elmhurst College.

Dennis F Augustyniak Dennis F Augustyniak & Associates

Sykesville, Maryland
Accident Reconstruction, Animations - Vehicular Accident Investigation, Pedestrian Collisions, Motorcycle Collisions, traffic collisions
Over 1600 hours of training in the field of traffic collision investigation and reconstruction. Although located in Maryland, we have worked for clients in Delaware, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Susan M Bowley, Ph.D. Bowley Inc.

Gaithersburg, Maryland
Biomechanics, Medical Devices - Injury Causation Biomechanics & Personal Injury, Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering, Medical Devices, Accident Reconstruction, Criminal & Shooting Reconstruction, 3D Printed Replicas, 3D Animations & Illustrations, 3D Laser Scanning, Scene Surveys, Drone Aerial Mapping
Dr. Bowley started her own engineering consulting firm in 2008 and has been a testifying expert since 2006. Corporate offices are located in Maryland (HQ), Northern California, and Connecticut. Additionally, Dr. Bowley teaches Engineering courses at the local University. Susan M. Bowley, Ph.D. has been a practicing engineer since 1988.  Dr. Bowley grew up in Ashford, CT and completed her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut.  She then started her professional engineering career at NASA Ames Research Center in Northern California where she worked in various capacities for over 13 years.  While at NASA, Dr. Bowley earned her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University with a concentration in Thermosciences, including completion of an independent research study on Transpired Epidermal Water Loss in Premature Infants.  After competitive selection for a NASA Full-time Graduate Study Fellowship, Dr. Bowley earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineerin...

Ronald R. Knipling, PhD Safety for the Long Haul Inc.

Bethesda, Maryland
Accident Reconstruction, Automotive - Driver fatigue/drowsiness, asleep-at-the-wheel, distraction/inattention, crash risk/causation, crash data analysis, instrumented vehicles/naturalistic driving, crash avoidance technologies, fleet safety management, driver training, onboard driver monitoring, commercial drivers, Hours-of-Service.
Dr. Ron Knipling has more than 40 years’ experience in traffic safety with emphasis on crash causation, driver alertness and performance, and fleet safety. He is the author of the only comprehensive textbook on large truck safety, Safety for the Long Haul; Large Truck Crash Risk, Causation, & Prevention. This 13-chapter book addresses the truck crash characteristics, risk, causation, driver fatigue, car-truck interaction, vehicle technology, roadway factors, carrier management, and enforcement. It is published by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). In recognition of the book, he received the International Road Transport Union (IRU) Order of Merit award, the first given to an American scientist. Expert witness experience includes 13 crash cases and one safety technology patent case. Legal services include reviewing case evidence, writing deposition questions, expert opinions, and testifying. All case to date have settled favorably for clients. Several cases have settled...

David V. Mirch Expert Witness Services for Vertical Transportation Systems

Boonsboro, Maryland
Elevators & Escalators - Vertical Transportation Accidents and Incidents, Elevator Accidents, Trip and Falls, Accident Reconstruction, Fatalities, Maintenance Incidents, Elevator and Escalator Malfunctions, Elevator and Escalator Code ANSI A17.1, Local Laws and AHJ Requirements, Code Compliance
Expert Witness Services for Vertical Transportation Systems, was created in 2016 as a secondary company of Amicus Elevator Consultants, LLC. which was established in 2012. EWS provides vertical transportation expert witness services to attorneys as part of our professional offering. Our elevator and escalator experience coupled with years of technical expertise provides our clients with the maximum benefits. Working directly with our clients we strive to work within their constrains to provide maximum results. I started my career in 1978 as an elevator mechanic’s helper. Since that time I have held the responsibilities of a service/modernization/new construction superintendent as well as technical specialist responsible for the entire east coast. My resume is located at our web site, https://www.ewsvts.com which provides information about myself and my accomplishments. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time.

Robert E. Burnham, PE Burnham Engineering Associates, LLC

PLYMOUTH, Michigan
Engineering, Transportation - Failure Analysis, Automotive Design Analysis, Accident Reconstruction, Material Handling, Trailer Loading, Forensic Logistics Analysis, OSHA Compliance/Standards, Warning Labels, Machine Guarding, Stamping Presses, Injection Molding Presses, Backhoes, Loaders, Industrial Accidents, Appliance Leaks.
Robert Burnham, MSE, PE, has 30+ yrs. experience in engineering analysis supporting more than 200 litigation cases. State Licensed Professional Engineer since 1980. Dale Warnke conducts assessments of supply chain, operations, logistics networks and facilities, safety regulations, forklift accidents, and accident reconstruction. Product Design senior engineer for design and test of automotive body, electrical, and mechanical components. In-plant Quality Manager, Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Senior Engineer of Manufacturing Process Analysis, including metal stamping presses, robotic welding equipment, injection molding presses. Member, National Society of Professional Engineers, Michigan Society of Professional Engineers, and National Academy of Forensic Engineers. 11 patents. 27 years Adjunct Professor in Manufacturing Engineering, Schoolcraft College. Forensic Engineering, investigation of mechanical design defects, product and design failure analysis, patent disputes, prod...

James M. Miller, PE, PhD J.M. Miller Engineering, Inc.

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Engineering, Warnings & Labels - Accident Reconstruction, Agriculture, Automotive, Chemical Hazards (Asbestos, Diacetyl, etc.), Explosions, Electrical, Environmental, Hazard Communication, Human Factors, Instructions, Labels, Warnings, OSHA, Premise Liability, Product Liability, Vapes and E-cigarettes, Battery Fires, Child Safety
Dr. Miller is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Michigan and a registered professional engineer and consultant with over 35 years of experience as an expert witness. He specializes in warnings, labeling, and instruction manuals, consumer product design, process safety, explosions and fire science, chemical hazards (diacetyl, asbestos, benzene, etc.), machine guarding, vehicle visibility, tractor egress/ingress, slip and fall prevention, recreational vehicles (ATVs, boats, and personal watercraft), and compliance with safety standards (OSHA, MSDS, CPSC, ANSI, ASTM, UL, etc.) Miller Engineering also has a staff with degrees in the Mechanical, Chemical, Agricultural, Industrial, and Human Factors fields of engineering. Recently, Dr. Miller has been handling cases involving battery fires, particularly with respect to e-cigarettes, vaporizers, or "vapes". Dr. Miller has authored a chapter titled "Hazard Communication and Right-to-Know: Regulatory Issues" in the Safety Enginee...

George B Page, BSE, MSE, CPE Page Engineering, Inc.

Jackson, Michigan
Human Factors, Safety - Ergonomics, Health and Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Physical Demands Assessments, Usability Testing, Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanical Modeling, Vibration Measurement, Compliance, Occupational Risk Management, Return to Work, Regulatory and Consensus Standard Initiatives
Page Engineering is a professional consulting firm that combines Ergonomics, Industrial Engineering, and Health and Safety expertise. We have served industry leaders in the areas of Transportation, Shipping, Manufacturing, and Health Care throughout North America. Our approach is bolstered by years of litigation scrutiny and backed by extensive application of ergonomics, human factors, epidemiologic, and occupational medical scientific literature. We specialize in human factors and ergonomics assessments, including both acute and cumulative exposures. George Page is a Certified Professional Ergonomist. He earned his MSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering (Ergonomics) from the University of Michigan. George is also a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan in Industrial and Operations Engineering (Ergonomics). The topic of his dissertation is: “Functional grip strength: conceptual and empirical models of biomechanical, perceptual, and tribological factors.” In the 1980s...

James J Valenta, PE, MSCE, FITE

Dexter, Michigan
Engineering, Accident Reconstruction - Highway Construction Zones, Hydroplaning Crashes, Crash Forensics, Roadway Design, Highway Clear Zones, Road Maintenance Defects, Traffic Safety, Traffic Controls, Pavement Markings, Guardrails, Pedestrians, Bicycles,
Over 46 years experience in highway safety research, highway design, roadway maintenance defects, traffic safety and accident reconstruction. Expert in over 200 lawsuits in 28 states since 1996 including hydroplane and wet weather crashes, construction zone and intersection collisions.

Gary Gustafson G-Force Consulting Inc

Clear Lake, Minnesota
Motorcycle, Failure Analysis - Accident Reconstruction, All Terrain Vehicle, UTV, Side by Side, Electrical Engineer, Market Expert, Snowmobile, Power Steering, Industry Consultant, Electronics, Accessory, Polaris, Speed Sensor, Root Cause Analysis, Trade Practices, Trademarks, Patents.
29 years with an exceptionally broad and deep range of experience including: analyzing the powersports market, off-road vehicle product failure and root cause analysis, designing new products, competitive analysis, intellectual property development, OEM and aftermarket business development. 11 years of employment at Polaris working on the Ranger UTV and Sportsman ATV platforms. One of the original inventors of the Ride Command and Active Descent Control systems as well as making contributions to electronics at Yamaha, BRP and Arctic Cat. Consulting and Expert Witness clients have included Mahindra, Robert Bosch Corp, Textron, Arctic Cat, General Dynamics, Johnson Controls and Yamaha. Experience in primary market research, product planning, product development and sales both into the dealer channel and B2B. 6 United States patents primarily relating to various electronic systems on ATVs, UTVs and Snowmobiles. Expert at root cause analysis of product failures. Expert in trade pract...

David M Hallman, MS, PE Hallman Engineering LLC

Maple Grove, Minnesota
Mechanical Engineering, Accident Reconstruction - Automotive, Vehicle Fires, Crash Data, Failure Analysis, Water Loss, Metallurgy, Origin and Cause, Vehicle Mechanical, Farm Equipment, Expert Witness, CDR, EDR, Heavy Truck Data, Motorcycle Crash
David Hallman is a Licensed Professional Engineer in nine states with over twenty seven years combined experience in materials research, mechanical engineering and design, crash testing research and crash investigation and reconstruction, vehicle fire research and investigation, automotive mechanics and forensic mechanical and materials investigation. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering (BS) and materials science and engineering (MS). His extensive hands-on experience as a mechanic coupled with his two degrees makes him ideally suited for all types of failure investigations. David works on a wide variety of forensic mechanical, forensic materials and forensic metallurgical investigations. David's automotive background coupled with his two degrees makes him ideally suited for all aspects of crash investigation and reconstruction. Some of the cases investigated include a vehicle tie rod failure that triggered a cross over crash, several unintended vehicle acceleration cases...

Daniel S Holmes

Eagle Lake, Minnesota
Accident Reconstruction - Accident investigation, accident reconstruction, air bag, CDR, EDR, time distance, speed, vehicle inspection, bicycle, commercial vehicle, motorcycle crash, pedestrian, scene photography, aerial photography, drone, occupant kinematics, human factors, sight lines, vehicle equipment, tire failure
My name is Daniel Holmes and I am retired from the Minnesota State Patrol with nearly 27 years of experience. While working for the Minnesota State Patrol I reconstructed over 170 serious or fatal crashes. I have also investigated over 1,500 motor vehicle crashes that did not rise to the level of requiring a crash reconstruction. In 2015, I was awarded the Minnesota State Patrol Award of Excellence in Crash Reconstruction for my work. I am A.C.T.A.R. ( National Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction) certified. I am trained as a C.D.R. ( Crash Data Recorder) analyst-technician and have the ability to image and analyze the airbag data from supported vehicles. I am a Forensic Mappist and have the ability to generate scaled diagrams from a scene or use mapping data obtained from Law Enforcement. I am also trained in Occupant Kinematics, and have reconstructed several pedestrian/bicycle accidents along with commercial vehicle crashes. I have a drone license...

Christopher E. Janson, MS, CSP, CHMM Haines, Janson & Associates LLC

St. Louis, Missouri
Safety, Premises Liability - Engineering, Products Liability, Slip, Trip & Fall, Retail Safety, Equipment & Machinery, Human Factors, Slip Resistance, Accident Investigation/Reconstruction, OSHA, Guarding, Failure Analysis, Construction, Industrial & Premises Accidents
Haines, Janson & Associates provides safety and risk management consulting services. Christopher E. Janson, Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP); Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM); Certified User of the English XL slip resistance measuring device (CXLT). Mr. Janson has held safety management positions with several Fortune 500 companies. He has also worked with a variety of firms as a consultant for the insurance industry. Mr. Janson is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

David H Williams E911-LBS Consulting

Saint Louis, Missouri
Telecommunications, Geotechnical Engineering - GPS, Cellular Forensics, Criminal Forensics, Mobile Location, Location-Based Services, LBS, Patents, Intellectual Property, Accident Reconstruction, Internet of Things, Data Privacy, Facial Recognition, Phone location; Cell phones
David H. Williams is an internationally-known expert in the wireless/mobile location field and President of E911-LBS Consulting. He specializes in mobile/wireless location forensics litigation services and Intellectual Property/patents involving location technologies such as Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) systems, Network-based location systems, IoT, Wireless 911 (E911), and Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS), plus many others. Mr. Williams has successfully provided expert witness services in well over 150 patent, criminal, civil, anti-trust, trade secrets, product liability, fraud, class-action, and ITC cases. His credentials in mobile location goes back to the early 1980s. He has testified successfully in (U.S.) federal district court and other venues, 7 times and been deposed 15 times. Mr. Williams is expert in the full range of location-based services (LBS) applications enabled by these location technologies, including safety, security, and intruder detection/monitoring, ...

Joe Monaco Monaco Group, Inc.

Martinsville, New Jersey
Safety, OSHA - Forklifts, Forklift Training, Content Validation (Test/Evaluation), Forklift Safety, Accident Reconstruction, Forklift Expert, Forklift Operating Standards, Forklift Operator Management, Forklift Certification, Powered Industrial Trucks, ANSI B56.1, OSHA 1910.178
33 years experience in forklift (powered industrial trucks) safety, OSHA, and performance management consulting. Speaker at international, national, state, and local conferences and seminars. Author of forklift focused articles and presentations emphasizing both forklift safety and productivity. Co-author of a chapter in a university text book addressing human performance technologies: Chap 4, “Solve the Problem…So it STAYS solved”. Performs accident reconstruction by reverse engineering probable behavior of the parties.

Scott L Turner Scott L. Turner Consulting, LLC

Blairstown, New Jersey
Accident Reconstruction, Transportation - trucking safety, commercial motor vehicle accident, cargo tank truck, forklift injury, trucking accident, truck loading/offloading injuries, bus accident, loading rack, driver qualifications, truck rollovers, truck/car accidents, highway construction zone accidents
Highly qualified and well rounded expert opinion is supported by nearly 30 years experience in the highly specialized field of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes, incident investigation and general CMV transportation, including 17 years at the helm of a nationwide incident and hazmat response company. Personally responded to in excess of 1,000 CMV crashes; 200 cargo-tank incidents; loading rack incidents; loading/offloading incidents with CMV involvement, all when serving in the capacity as incident/crash response. As an Expert, served as a CMV expert in over 20-states. Level 1 FMCSA Trained Inspector; National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board Panelist Former 11 year Cargo-Tank Truck Specialist Instructor for the New Jersey State Police Inspection/Investigation of Commercial Vehicle Crashes, IPTM Comprehensive Air-Brake Certified, Bendix Smith-System Defensive Driver Instructor Manager of Motor Fleet Safety Programs training, NATMI FMCSA Regulatory Sp...

John S. Morse, PhD, PE John S. Morse, PE

Brocton, New York
Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability - Ladders, scaffolds, shopping carts, fires & explosions, oil & gas industry, guarding, machine guarding, warnings, heavy trucks, brakes
Investigated over 575 ladder/climbing equipment accidents involving stepladders, fixed ladders, extension ladders, articulated ladders, combination ladders, rolling ladders, and telescoping ladders, folding attic stairways, fixed stairways and scaffolds. Co-authored three publications on ladder safety. Appeared on television three times to discuss shopping cart safety. Investigated fires and explosions, heavy truck accidents, industrial accidents, oil & gas industry, guarding, warnings, and plumbing failures.

Joseph C Plano, Course Director Aquatic Center of Rochester

Livonia, New York
Accident Reconstruction, Aquatics Safety - Scuba Diving Accidents, Scuba Equipment Failures, Scuba Equipment Service, Scuba Instruction Procedures, Drowning Accidents, Diving Safety, Diving Equipment, Rebreather Equipment, Nitrox, Enriched Air, Computer Diving, Drysuit Diving
Instructor Trainer for Entry Level diving, Advanced Level diving, Specialty diving, Enriched Air Diving, and Emergency Medical Responder. Instructor for Technical diving. ROV [ Remote Operated Vehicle ] operator. Underwater Structure Inspector. Diving Equipment Service Technician. Cave Diving Certification All certifications and current and active.

Kristopher J. Seluga, M.S., PE Technology Associates, LLC

New York
Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability - Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Automotive, Construction, Engineering, Failure Analysis, Forensic Science, Human Factors, Motorcycle, Premises Liability, Safety, Slip Trip & Fall
Our staff of experienced engineers are ready to apply established scientific and engineering knowledge and techniques to your case. Our staff has published hundreds of papers, served on national ANSI standards committees and assisted over 2,500 attorneys and insurance agents settle or try their cases. Because the laws of physics and principles of engineering are universal, we are able to investigate and opine on a wide range of topics including motor vehicle crashes, heavy machinery, consumer products, construction sites, falls and biomechanical analyses. In each case, we assist our clients by determining, in as much detail as possible, how and why an accident occurred and communicating those finding in a clear and concise manner.

Michael L Van Durme, Police Capt., Retired Hunting and Shooting Related Consultants, LLC

Dansville, New York
Accident Reconstruction, Firearms & Ballistics - Ammunition Reloading, Hunter and Bowhunter Safety, Tree Stands, Hunting Accident Investigation, Shooting Accidents, Firearms and Ballistics, Firearms Safety, Shooting Scene Reconstruction, Hunting, Hunting Laws, Archery, Crossbow, Hunting Related Shooting Incidents, Natural Resource Officer Training
With partners in New York and South Carolina, Hunting and Shooting Related Consultants is the leader in hunting incident investigations. Over 50 years of Natural Resource Law Enforcement experience and investigating and documenting hunting accidents. We also served as Directors of the International Hunting Incident Investigation Academy, teaching over 1200 wildlife officers the specific “CSI in the Woods” skills necessary to properly investigate and document these incidents, many of the methods and tools were created by us. Co-authored the book, “ Blood On The Leaves, Real Hunting Accident Investigations - And Lessons In Hunter Safety”. Over 60 years combined experience teaching the Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education classes required in all 50 states. Experienced in using and teaching the safe use of a wide variety of archery equipment, crossbows, handguns, rifles, shotguns, airguns, muzzleloaders and related hunting and shooting equipment such as tree stands and decoys. ...

Andrew Rich, BSME, ACTAR, ASE Rich Consulting, LLC

Fairlawn, Ohio
Accident Reconstruction, Mechanical Engineering - Event Data Recorder, Mechanical Inspection, Pedestrian/Bicycle Accidents, Scene Mapping, Damage (Crush) Analysis, Computer Diagramming, EDR, Simulation, Animation
Mechanical engineering degree, summa cum laude ACTAR accredited accident reconstructionist Experienced testifying at deposition and trial Experienced accident reconstruction/EDR instructor Involved in crash research Many peer-reviewed published works Over 2500 investigations

Keith A. Bergman, PE Bergman Engineering, LLC

Harleysville, Pennsylvania
Premises Liability, Traffic Engineering - Accident Reconstruction, Civil Engineering, Codes and Standards, Construction, Highway and Street Design, Job-Site Safety, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Premises Liability, Slip Trip and Fall, Transportation, Traffic Engineering, Walkway Surface and Pavement Evaluation
Our mission: Bringing clarity to complexity. Bergman Engineering is a forensic engineering firm that provides objective investigative analysis and consulting services as well as expert witness testimony. Hired for our expertise, we utilize our knowledge and experience to evaluate cases and claims with regard to civil engineering concepts. This can extend to a number of different practice areas for both plaintiff and defense counsel. Our case experience ranges from small private claims to large civil claims. We have consulted in complex claims and litigation on behalf of corporations, attorneys, insurance companies, and municipal/government agencies. Certified Professional Engineer: California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Daniel P. Connolly Pittsburgh Collision & Reconstruction Services, LLC

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Accident Reconstruction, Transportation - Commercial Vehicle Accident,Truck ECM Imaging, Trucking Accidents, Certified DOT Inspector, Bus Accidents, Passenger Vehicles, Pedestrian/Bicycle, Motorcycle Reconstruction, Bosch/Hyundai/Kia Crash Data Retrieval, Occupant Kinematics, Aerial Drone Forensic Mapping, 3-D Animation, ACTAR Accredited
Daniel P. Connolly is an ACTAR (# 2286) accredited Crash Reconstructionist with over 21 years of experience in handling active crash investigations and reconstructions. Our firm specializes in Heavy Truck and Commercial Vehicle crash reconstruction. We are equipped to image and evaluate Engine computer data (ECM) as well as Airbag Control Modules utilizing the Bosch CDR tool and the Hyundai/Kia Tool. Our firm is staffed with a certified DOT Inspector and State Inspection Mechanic. Each investigation and reconstruction includes an inspection of the involved vehicles to document damage and check for mechanical failures. Proper scene documentation and measuring is essential to a through crash reconstruction. Our 24 hour quick response team will respond and document the crash scene before evidence disappears. Our FAA Licensed Drone Pilot will provide aerial documentation to be utilized in 3-D scale modeling. Mr. Connolly is a Court Certified Expert Witness in Local Court, Commonwe...

Dennis W. Eckstine Eckstine & Associates, Inc.

Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Construction, Equipment & Machinery - Construction Vehicles, Construction Equipment, Cranes, Forklifts, Aerial Lifts, Construction Accidents, Accident Reconstruction, Electrocution, Machinery, OSHA, Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls, Cranes, Aerial Lifts, Fork lifts
Eckstine & Associates, Inc. (E & A) provides litigation support, safety consulting, safety training, and engineering consulting services relating to safe and design of cranes, aerial work platforms, lifts and other construction, industrial, and agricultural equipment. Our expertise regarding lifting equipment is unparalleled.

Kevin W. Forcier, SR 4CA Consulting & Reconstruction LLC

Venango, Pennsylvania
Accident Reconstruction - Light Trucks, Passenger Vehicles, Pedestrian/Bicycle, Motorcycle Reconstruction, Crash Data Retrieval, Data Analysis, Occupant Injury Kinematics, Time distance, drag factor with use of Vericom Vehicle Computer and V-Box Systems, Traffic Studies and scene reproduction with FARO Zone 3D and Reality.
Actar Certification 2054. 25 years crash investigation experience with the Pennslyvania State Police, retired April 2010 as a full-time Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Specialist with the rank of Corporal. I was responsible for 3373 square miles & over 470,000 residents of North-West PA. Qualified as an expert witness in Crash Reconstruction at various levels from Depositons to Homicides 50+ times since 1990. Owner and Reconstruction Specialist for 4CA Consulting & Reconstruction LLC, 2009 to present. Member in good standing of numerous professional crash organizations. Certified in the Operation of the Bosch Crash Data Retrieval System and current to latest version and vehicle model year. Tesla EDR System to available May 2018. Scene documentation is provide by the use of digital photographs as well as the use of a Leica MS50 Scanning Multi-Station. The data collected with the MS50 is then used to reproduce acurate scene diagrams, animations and simulations to clea...

Scott J. Taylor, CDP Accident Reconstruction and Animations

South Carolina, South Carolina
Accident Reconstruction, Products Liability - 3D Trucking Accident Reconstruction Animations, Accident Reconstruction Animations, Night Lighting Accidents, 3D Crime Scene Reconstructions, Whiplash Accidents, Products Liability, Pedestrian Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Cranes Accidents, Dart Out Accidents, Slip and Fall, Fires Simulations
PLEASE EMAIL TO RECEIVE ANIMATIONS LIKE YOUR CASE 1. 96% of Mr. Taylor's animated cases settled favorably for his attorneys, of 230 cases in a 2010 study, 87% before trial, and 9% in trial 2- Scott's animations provide the opposition a quick jury view of the Accident Reconstructions the jury will see, justifying earlier settlement requests for more equitable amounts, and avoid trials. A Bar Study stated "The combination of verbal and visual delivery is remembered six times as effectively as verbal." 3- Scott's fee is 51% less than 2021 American Reconstructionists averages 4- Clients have received large financial savings for cases, because almost all attorneys postpone deposition costs until after the usual 87% which settle early (2010 study). His Reconstructions report or Affidavit explains case theory, how animations agree with evidence, technical Reconstructions references for numeric calculations, and why other theories are improbable. To save costs of surveys or visiti...

Larry W. Busby, ACTAR #2885 Primary Investigations

Austin, Texas
Accident Reconstruction - ACTAR, Automotive, Pedestrian, Commercial Vehicle, Motorcycle, Event Data Recorder Retrieval/Analysis, 3D Animation, Bicycle, Crush Analysis, Speed Determination, Time/Distance Analysis, Accident Site Mapping
Larry W. Busby is the owner and manager of Primary Investigations, a private investigation firm (TX #A17699), established in 2012. Larry was certified by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction in 2015 and has extensive training, from the Northwestern Center for Public Safety, the Institute of Police Technology and Management, the University of Tulsa in the reconstruction of automobile, pedestrian, bicycle and commercial vehicle accidents. Larry is a member of several professional organizations including TAARS, IATAI, NAPARS, TALI, CALI, and FALI and is certified in Bosch event data recorder retrieval and analysis. Primary Investigations can produce high quality 3D animations based on laser scan data from the accident scene depicting the accident, sight obstructions and other features unique to the accident. Additionally, as the owner of Delta Land Surveying and as a Registered Professional Land Surveyor licensed in NM, TX, CO and OK Larry is uniquely qu...

Morris J. Mach, CSP Powerline Safety & Training

Bastrop, Texas
Engineering, Safety - Power Lines, Linemen, Power Line Training, High Voltage, Lineman Accidents, Power Line Safety, Electrical Burns, Electrocution, Electrical Contacts, High Voltage Flashes, Power Line Fires, Accident Reconstruction, Broken Poles, Electrical Accidents
Electrical lineman and supervisor with 20+ years experience in power line industry. Developed lineman safety and training programs.

Jahan Rasty, PhD, PE, MBA Real-World Forensic Engineering, LLC

Lubbock, Texas
Engineering, Metallurgy - Failure Analysis, Accident Reconstruction, Slip, Trip & Fall, Products Liability, Human Factors, Intellectual Property, Forensic Science, Fire, Equipment & Machinery, Electricity, Biomechanics, Premises Liability
Jahan Rasty, PhD, PE, MBA is a tenured full professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University (since 1988) where he also serves as the Director of newly established post-graduate Forensic Engineering Certificate Program, as well as the director of Materials Performance Characterization and Failure Analysis Laboratory. Dr. Rasty is also the founding president of Real-World Forensic Engineering, LLC, which is a boutique-style engineering consulting firm. He is an experienced engineering expert and has successfully testified in more than 250 cases and has conducted over 1,000 engineering investigations in the areas of consumer products and industrial machinery failures involving design, manufacturing and marketing defect issues. Professor Rasty is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas, and holds various forensic certifications in the fields of fire and explosion investigation (CFEI, CFII), as well as vehicle Crash Data Retrieval (CDR). He received his BS,...

Doug Rush, MSc., CIH, CSP, CHMM, SMS, OHST, REPA Scopus Consultants, Inc.

Cypress, Texas
Industrial Hygiene, Safety - Safety, Forensic Science, Industrial Hygiene, Indoor Air Quality, OSHA, Risk, Product Liability, Toxicology, Accident Reconstruction, Asbestos, Environmental, Hazmat, Chemical Exposure, Disaster Recovery, Ergonomics, Mold, Legionella, Products Liability, Pesticides, Covid Pandemic, Benzene
Summary of Experience I am a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Safety Management Specialist (SMS), EPA Nationally Qualified Asbestos Consultant, Licensed Asbestos Consultant in Texas, and OSHA Hazmat Qualified. My experience encompasses the leadership and management of teams of Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) experts including industrial hygienists, safety professionals, environmental engineers, medical doctors, nurses, and technicians in workplace incidents and exposures to industrial chemicals and substances such as asbestos, benzene, welding fumes, lead, mold, pesticides, among others. My accomplishments include participation as an expert forensic HSE investigator in legal proceedings including written and oral depositions and product liability cases. I am a hands-on, result driven HSE leader with unified technical, business, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. I p...

Michael Troy Richardson, Design Engineering, Advanced Physics Studies Momentum Engineering, LLC

Washington, Utah
Athletics & Recreation, Music & Entertainment - Zipline-audits, Zipline Engineering Design Simulations, Aerial Amusement Park Accidents, Failure Analysis, Ride Analysis, Design, Animations, Theme Park Design, Trampoline Courts and Design, Trampoline Foam Pits, Accident Reconstruction, Trampoline Park Design, Zipline Accidents, Zipline Modeling
President of Momentum Engineering, LLC, design of aerial amusement park rides, and devices since 1988. He is a Master Machinist, National Board-Certified Welder, all backed by a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and 30+ semester hours of Physics. Building ziplines for 20+ years, where he has designed, evaluated, and patented multiple safety elements and devices. In 2000, Park City Mountain Resort Zipline design, testing, prototypes, and Patents for passive braking trolleys, a series of springs as the emergency arrest device, and built the towers for a 4000+ foot long zipline. In 2009 he built and designed his commercial zipline in Spanish Fork, Utah. He has three U.S. Patents for zip line safety trolleys and springs with at least one pending. He is on two advisory and voting committees with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). ASTM F24' Adventure Rides' & ASTM F15' Consumer Products,' and an F2959 Task-group member of F24.61 Aerial Adventure Courses, Ziplin...

Tarek Omar, PhD ART, LLC

McLean, Virginia
Mechanical Engineering, Accident Reconstruction - Accident investigation and reconstruction, forensic engineering, personal injury, highway safety, structural analysis, Computer Simulation, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), airbag & seatbelt, guardrails, patent infringement; slip, trip & falls; crashworthiness, fuel tank, and pipelines analysis
Experts in our consulting firm (ART, LLC) have more than 28 years of superior expertise in the areas of Mechanical Engineering, accident investigation and reconstruction, personal injury, highway safety, forensic engineering, automotive/vehicular engineering, Computer Simulation, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and structural analysis. We also conducted lots of research on guardrails, airbag & seatbelt fatalities/injuries; slip, trip & falls; patent infringement, crashworthiness, failure analysis, fuel tank, and pipelines. ART experts are widely recognized as world leaders in advanced computer simulations of complicated structural, crashes, and impact-related problems. We conducted a wide variety of successful projects and accident reconstruction analyses for many government agencies, private industry, and engineering and law firms. Professional in utilizing state-of-the-art technology including 3-D computer animation and the latest engineering techniques for crash analysis (frontal...
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