Biomechanics Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of biomechanics expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on biomechanics and related issues. Biomechanics expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these biomechanics expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Biomechanics, Accident Reconstruction, Human Factors, Slip Trip & Fall, Failure Analysis, Premises Liability, Safety, Brain Injury, Engineering, Products Liability, Concussion, Injury, Injury Biomechanics, Intellectual Property, and Mechanical Engineering.

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Michelle R Hoffman, MS Forensic Injury Analysis, LLC

Chandlerr, Arizona
Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering - Injury Analysis, Injury Causation, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Child Seat Related Injuries, Use of Force Incidents, Helmet/Restraint Issues, Domestic Altercations, Falls from Heights, Product Liability, Diving Accidents, Backover/Runover Accidents, Aircraft Accidents, Personal Watercraft Accidents

Jonathan S. Lee-Confer, PhD Verum Biomechanics

All Cities, Arizona
Biomechanics, Premises Liability - Slip, Trips, and Falls Analyses, Slip-Resistance Testing (tribometers), OSHA/ADA/ASTM Pertaining to Walkway Safety, Vehicular/Pedestrian Accident Reconstruction and Injury Biomechanics (bones, tissues, causation).
Dr. Jonathan S. Lee-Confer: A Pinnacle of Biomechanical Expertise for Legal Insights Academic & Professional Eminence: As an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona and Director of Biomechanics at Verum Biomechanics, Dr. Lee-Confer embodies a blend of academic rigor and practical application. His scholarly works are not just theoretical but have found meaningful application in legal and safety standards. Research and Standards Pioneer: His publications in leading biomechanical journals have set benchmarks in the field. Notably, he co-authored the groundbreaking research that shaped the ASTM F2508-16e standard for tribometers, a critical tool in understanding and measuring floor friction – a key factor in slip-and-fall cases. Legislative Impact: Dr. Lee-Confer’s expertise extends beyond academia into the legislative arena. He played a pivotal role in the biomechanical development and implementation for Arizona State Senate Bill (SB1373), addressing critical aspects of fal...

Morten O Jensen, PhD, DrMed Jexpert LLC

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Medical Devices, Biomedical Engineering - Biomedical Engineering, Medical Engineering, Biomechanics, Medical Equipment, Intellectual Property (IP), Patent Infringement, Inter Partes Review (IPR), Patent Invalidity, Surgery, Medical Malpractice, Medical Instrument, Prosthetic Device, Medical Device, Blood, Medical Electronics, Device Failure
Dr. Jensen has been retained by representation for both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving medical devices and equipment, including their failure modes, design/manufacturing issues, usage, and patent infringement. Dr. Jensen has been at trial and deposed several times and participated in on-site interrogations. Dr. Jensen’s educational background is from top ranked universities at the interface of engineering and medicine. He has more than two decades of academic and industry experience in both Europe and the US. He worked for six years with a global measurement, automation, and instrumentation provider in the company’s consulting services and business development departments. He has 17 years of faculty member experience at highly renowned universities in Europe and the US, winning numerous prestigious awards for his work with research, teaching, and service. The results from some of his work has been adopted by the FDA guidelines for designing certain medical devices. ...

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
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Mohammad Atarod, PhD, PE Atarod Biomechanics Laboratories

Irvine, California
Biomechanics, Accident Reconstruction - Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanical Analysis of Injury, Premises Liability, Slips/Trips and Falls, Crash Data Retrieval, Heavy Vehicle EDRs, Blackbox Download, Photogrammetry, Computer Simulations, Failure Analysis, Human Factors, Laboratory Testing, 3D Laser Scanning, Expert Witness Testimony
I am a Senior Biomechanical Engineer and Accident Reconstructionist. I am registered as a professional mechanical engineer (PE) in California, Nevada and Colorado. I specialize in accident reconstruction, injury biomechanics and injury mechanism/causation analysis. I works on cases across the country, analyzing injuries in automotive collisions, industrial accidents, workers compensation claims, premises liability claims, slip/trip and falls, and sport/recreation accidents. I have provided litigation support to insurance companies, law firms, and automotive manufacturers/industries over the past 10+ years. Technical Areas of Specialization: - Biomechanical Analysis of Injury - Accident Reconstruction - Premises Liability; Slips/Trips and Falls - Crash Data Retrieval; Heavy Vehicle EDRs - Photogrammetry and 3D Computer Simulations - Vehicle Systems Analysis Services: - Accident Reconstruction - Biomechanical Analysis of Injury - Premises Liability; Slips/Trips and Falls - Crash Dat...

MARTIN M BALABAN, PhD, PE AR TECH

Encino, California
Accident Reconstruction, Safety - Vehicle collisions, Premises liability including slip/trip & fall, Safety, Code Compliance, Construction & Industrial Accidents, Failure Analysis, Human Factors, Biomechanics, Mechanical Engineering, OSHA, ADA compliance, Products Liability, Criminal, Licensed Safety Engineer by State of California
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, ladders, 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: Liabili...

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...

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, Traffic Accident Reconstruction
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 35 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 has completed over 35 specialized training courses/seminars/events. Please Call 888-687-1334 for an initial consultation.

Adam Goodworth, PhD, PE, ACTAR Goodworth Biomechanic & Forensic Consulting

Goleta, California
Biomechanics, Slip Trip & Fall - seat belts, fall, trip, brain injury, slip, biomechanics, injury, mechanism, airbag, EDR, event data recorder, accident reconstruction, NASS, CDS, CISS, research, sports, professor, professional engineer, kinesiology
Adam Goodworth, PhD, PE, is a biomechanics specialist providing expert opinions on • Claimed Injuries and injury mechanisms • Vehicle Occupant Kinematics • Event Data Recorder (EDR) • Work and Recreation Accidents (eg, slip, trip, falls) • Seat Belt Function Dr. Goodworth is a Professional Engineer in California (# M40242), an ACTAR Accredited Traffic Accident Reconstructionist (# 2225), trained in EDR interpretation (“black box”), and active in research of restraint systems and occupant kinematics. Dr. Goodworth can perform vehicle Inspections and site investigations in California and across the US. Dr. Goodworth has been a Professor for over 13 years. Currently, a full tenured Professor at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, Dr. Goodworth has over 50 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and Department of Defense. His teaching includes Biomechanics, Causes of Inju...

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.

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

Stratford, 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 2,600 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.

Andrea S. Baptiste McKinney, MHA, MA, OT, CIE Eye on Ergonomics, Inc.

Land O Lakes, Florida
Ergonomics, Medical Management - Patient Transfers, Patient Safety, Staff Safety in Healthcare, Patient Handling and Movement, Patient Lifts and Transfer Technology, Lateral Transfer Equipment, Patient Falls, Fall Related Injury Prevention, Biomechanics, Standard of Care, Healthcare Ergonomics, Risk Management
Over 17 years of experience in patient safety and safe patient handling. Taught classes on safe patient handling, fall prevention, use of technology for risk management, healthcare ergonomics, and implementation of safety cultures. Taught as an adjunct professor in area of clinical biomechanics. Presented nationally for over a decade in patient handling and healthcare technology. Published peer review articles nationally on safe patient handling/technology/bariatric technology. Performed grant writing/IRB submissions/clinical trials. Implemented safe patient handling programs in acute care hospitals across US. Product design and biomechanical evaluations to establish reduction of risk of injury. ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Golden Key Recipient, Golden Key International Honor Society; Certification in Safety, Institute for Healthcare Improvement PAST COMMITTEES: • Chair of Slings & Bariatrics task force, Tampa, VA, external partners • Prosthetics Clinical Management & Functional Capacity Eval...

Douglas B. Baumgarten, MS Sportfit Consulting

Leesburg, Florida
Athletics & Recreation, Biomechanics - Director
Mr. Baumgarten has 40+ years of experience in the fitness and sports industry, including working as a personal trainer, program manager, business owner, facility designer, equipment salesperson, etc. He is a Harvard graduate with a Masters degree in Exercise Science as well as certification from the American College of Sports Medicine (Health-Fitness Director), National Academy of Sports Medicine, and as a Medical Exercise Specialist. He has been an adjunct professor at Marymount University; editorial Board member and columnist for Fitness Onsite magazine; and a columnist for Boardroom magazine. His management experience includes hiring, training, and supervision of fitness personnel; management of multiple fitness clubs; and equipment maintenance and safety issues. Mr. Baumgarten has decades of experience in competitive and recreational sports -- as a competitor, coach, and official. In baseball, he has competed for over 40 years, earning multiple all-star accolades in Men's ...

Neil Brown, MD, PhD, FACS(C) FACS FAANS Minimally Invasive Spine & Neurosurgery Inc

Sarasota, Florida
Neurological Surgery, Biomechanics - neurosurgery, spine surgery, spine injury, brain injury, spinal cord injury, spinal biomechanics, slip and fall, trip and fall, motor vehicle accidents
My clinical opinions are based upon twenty-six years as a practicing board-certified neurosurgeon. Likewise, biomechanical opinions are based upon an BSc (Hon) in Applied Mathematics, an MSc in Physics, and a PhD in Medical Biophysics. I have also been inducted as a member of the American Society of Biomechanics, which as a requirement for membership, requires ten or more biomechanical articles published in peer-reviewed journals. I have testified in over 100 depositions and in 15 trials. Opinions related to injury causation, especially with regard to Personal Injuries (slip/trip and falls, motor vehicle accidents), are examined qualitatively for biomechanical consistency with the known biodynamics required for injury of structures (typically a question of traumatic causation of disc herniations). Opinions related to medical malpractice follow the stringent guidelines of impartial testimony by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Bad outcomes do not necessary mean ...

Surbhi Jain, MD, FICS, MBA

Tampa, Florida
Neurological Surgery - traumatic brain injury, mTBI, tumors, craniotomy, biomechanics, slip, trip, fall, brain trauma, concussion, cranial brain surgery, closed cranial head trauma, motor vehicle accident, personal injury, diffuse axonal, subdural hematoma, stroke, pituitary, seizures, arnold-chiari, migraine, brain fog
A highly qualified and experienced neurosurgeon with specialized training in Cranial Neurosurgery, Dr. Jain has had the privilege of serving as an assistant professor in neurosurgery at an NCI-designated cancer center, as well as a director of brain mapping and image-guided neurosurgery. Over the years, Dr. Jain has held numerous patents in surgical instruments, brain therapy in head trauma, and DTI brain mapping, and has been an active member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, as well as several other international societies. Dr. Jain remains at the forefront of advancements in her field: in addition to her unparalleled portfolio of over 100 presentations, publications, media interviews, and book chapters, including medical illustrations, Dr. Jain is a reviewer for several leading neurosurgical journals, including the Journal of Spine Surgery, World Journal of Surgery, and Neurosurgery. Dr. Jain’s exceptional analytic skills and ability to communicate complex concepts to c...

John D Lloyd, PhD, CPE

San Antonio, Florida
Motorcycle, Human Factors - human factors, biomechanics, accident reconstruction, motorcycle accident, motorcycle crash, motorcycle riding, motorcycle handling, motorcycle inspection, motorcycle testing, auto accident, brain injury, head injury, TBI, helmet, helmet testing, motorcycle helmet, football helmet
John Lloyd, PhD, CPE has served as an expert witness for 25 years, providing testimony in biomechanics, human factors and crash reconstruction involving motorcycle, auto and trucking accidents. Dr. Lloyd has been qualified to provide biomechanical analyses of various incidents, including: . Motorcycle Crashes / Accident Reconstruction . Injury Biomechanics . Human Factors . Motorcycle handling and operation . Motorcycle inspection and testing . Motorcycle helmets . Biomechanics of Head and Brain Injury . Football helmets . Automobile accidents . Truck accidents 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 30 years, and has been board certified (CPE # 725) through the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics since 1995. He also holds numerous certifications in motorcycle and automobile accident reconstruction. Applica...

Chris J Peterson, PhD University of Georgia

Watkinsville, Georgia
Arborist, Biomechanics - Tree failure, severe weather, wind damage, forestry
25 years as university faculty; 4 expert witness experiences; > 70 published scientific journal papers; expertise in tree biomechanics, wind and tree interactions, and tree/forest damage from wind.

David C. Gross, PhD, PE MED Institute Inc.

West Lafayette, Indiana
Biomedical Engineering, Intellectual Property - Medical Devices, Failure Analysis, Products Liability, Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Laboratories & Testing, MRI safety, FDA and Regulatory, Finite Element Analysis, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI, Patent Analysis
David Gross, PhD, PE, is the Director of MRI Safety Evaluations and Engineering Simulations at MED Institute. As a graduate research associate, he was awarded a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association (AHA) for his research focusing on improving the MRI safety of patients with implanted cardiovascular devices. He is a member of numerous societies, including the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) where he received the Magna Cum Laude Merit Award at the 2016 ISMRM Annual Conference. Additionally, he was a member of the Ethics Subcommittee for the Biomedical Engineering Society. He graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and M.S.E. in Interdisciplinary Engineering. He also holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Ohio State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer.

Mari S Truman, MS, PE OrthoBioMech LLC

Warsaw, Indiana
Biomechanics, Medical Devices - Occupant Motion, Injury Biomechanics, Orthopedics, Medical Product Liability, Duties of Manufacturer, Design, Testing, Manufacturing, Warnings, Instructions for Use, Injury Event Reconstruction, Failure Analysis, Injury Pattern, Soft Tissue Injury, Low Speed Collisions, Falls, Impacts, Sports
Licensed Professional Engineer Medical Device Design & Development  38+ years orthopaedic device development  12 patents Testified in State and Federal Courts , Injury Biomechanics and Medical Device Litigation  20+ trials  100+ depositions 38 years of experience in the biomechanics and orthopedics fields, 16 years forensic case analyses. I routinely deal with forces that are applied to the human body during many activities, including impact and injury scenarios. To assure the safety and efficacy of new medical devices, we define clinically relevant performance requirements for their installation and use, and then test to define the product specific performance characteristics. The physical principles and methods used in orthopedic biomechanics are the same as those used to reconstruct injury events. I am familiar with forces and loads applied to the hips, knees, wrist, shoulder, head, neck, lower back and skeleton in many typical activities, including sitting, walking, jumpin...

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...

Bradley E Layton, PhD PE Human Powered Future PLLC

Missoula, Montana
Accident Reconstruction, Biomedical Engineering - accidents, biomechanics, diabetes, dynamics, energy, engineering, failure, forensics, imaging, injury, materials, mechanics, nanotechnology, neurology, neuropathy, patents, personal injury, physics, proteins, slip trip & fall, soft tissue, solar, spine, statics, statistics, vehicle
American Concrete Institute Member ASME member IEEE-EMBS Editor Author - Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics Associate Teaching Professor - Drexel University Associate Professor - University of Montana Elite Athlete - United States Rowing Team 1995 & 1997 Fire Protection Engineer - US Department of Energy - Savannah River Site Founding Member - Insurance Engineering Blockchain Consortium International Code Council Member Inventor - AFM Nanomanipulation & Surgical Patents Lunar Scientist - US Department of Energy - Office of Space Machinist - Merlin Metalworks - titanium bicycle design & Stillwater - Kevlar boat design Oath of the Engineer - Engineer's equivalent of Hippocratic Oath National Society of Professional Engineers Post-doctoral Fellow - University of Michigan MRI laboratory Recipient - Montana Governor's Innovator Award Scientist - 100+ papers and abstracts

C.J. Abraham, PhD, P.E., DPE, JD, FRSC, FTI, DEE, IH

Great Neck, New York
Products Liability, Slip Trip & Fall - Athletics & Recreation, Safety, Safety Engineering, Warnings & Labels, Industrial Hygiene, OSHA, Risk Analysis, Biomechanics, Engineering, Fires, Explosions, Human Factors, Brain Injuries, Personal Injury, Trampolines, Amusement Parks, Water Parks, Playground Accidents
Dr. Abraham is a licensed P.E. and a Senior Member and a Diplomat in The National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Over the last 45 years, C. J. Abraham has created warnings and instructions for many products and protocols applied and used worldwide. He has consulted to major news channels, NHTSA, OSHA, NIOSH, State of California (CaITrans), Microsoft, New York Transit, Queensborough Bridge Authority, Department of Agriculture, the Federal Government, State Attorney General's Offices, and municipalities throughout the United States, Canada and Europe in a variety of technical areas. His interests include head and brain protection in sports and recreation and personal injury accidents and litigations. In addition, he is also involved in the reconstruction of all types of sports injuries in a large variety of recreational and sports activities, amusement and trampoline facilities, as well as accidents involving a variety of products and vehicles. His background may be found at www...

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 2,600 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.

Rachel Lance, PhD

Durham, North Carolina
Biomechanics, Blasting and Explosives - injury biomechanics, blast trauma, explosives, undersea medicine, hyperbaric physiology, ballistic trauma, extreme environments, trauma, diving, scuba, submersible, submarine, outer space, hypoxia, breathing system design, traumatic brain injury, TBI, military history, medical history, underwater
My specialties lie in the unique challenges and physiology of injurious environments, especially underwater, certain aspects of outer space, and from exposure to physically traumatic events such as explosions. I began my career working as a civilian mechanical engineer for the US Navy, where I specialized in the design, function testing, and safety testing of underwater equipment and breathing systems intended for use by military personnel, and I was both the project engineer and project manager for the first approval effort for a new military underwater breathing system to be successful since the 1970s. Concurrent with part of my employment with the navy, I earned a doctorate degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University, specializing in injury biomechanics, which is the application of the principles of engineering to determine the injury mechanisms and safe limits during events when human beings are at risk of injury or death. My goal for my career is safety and prevention...

Kevin A Rider, PhD, PE, CPE Forensic Human Factors, LLC

Columbus, Ohio
Human Factors, Engineering - 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
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 Ergonomi...

George J. Shaw, MD, PhD Shaw Biomedical Consulting, LLC

Cincinnati, Ohio
Biomechanics, Emergency Medicine - Biomedical Engineering, Mechanism of Injury, Injury Causation, Brain Injury, TBI, Concussion, Slip Trip & Fall, MVA, Motor Vehicle Accident, patents, intellectual property, battery, assault, physics, low speed impact, helmet, seatbelt, airbag, diving, ATV, bike, IME, independent medical examinations
Biomechanics expert. Active emergency medicine clinical practice. Holder of a PhD in physics. University of Cincinnati medical school and biomedical engineering faculty. Patented inventor of a device to detect and monitor intracranial injuries. Well published. Significant teaching experience. Certified Independent Medical Examiner. Highly experienced expert witness.

Boyle C. Cheng, PhD Total Spine Solutions, Inc.

Mars, Pennsylvania
Medical Devices, Spine Surgery & Spine Care - Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Biomechanics, Intellectual property, Engineering , Biomedical, Firearms and Ballistics, Trauma,
Rank of Full Professor at Drexel University College of Medicine, and Adjunct Full Professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

Linda van Roosmalen, PhD LINC Design LLC

Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
Transportation, Industrial Design - wheelchair transportation, biomechanics, public transit, railcar boarding, accessible air travel, wheelchair securement, wheelchair restraint, seatbelt, crash safety, ergonomics, accessibility, paratransit, wheelchair lift, medical device, ramp, school bus, walker safety, warnings, usability, ADA
Dr. Linda van Roosmalen brings over 25 years of experience in wheelchair transportation safety as a designer and researcher at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a key member of a select group of experts dedicated to researching Wheelchair Transportation Safety. Over the past two decades, Dr. van Roosmalen has been retained by both plaintiff and defendant councils, providing her expertise in various cases, including: • Wheelchair transport safety on school buses, public buses, paratransit, non-emergency transport, private vehicles, rail systems, and airplanes. • Lift and ramp access. • Securement of wheelchairs and scooters, along with associated labeling. • Seat belt restraints for wheelchair-seated occupants and related labeling. • Accessibility for wheelchair users in various environments, such as sidewalks, crosswalks, bathrooms, amusement parks, and public vehicles. With a strong background in Industrial Design Engineering and a decade of industry experience, Dr. van Roosmal...

Douglas W. Powell, PhD Powell Biomechanics Group

Cordova, Tennessee
Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering - Injury, Accident Reconstruction, Physiology, Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, Neck, Spine
I have a doctorate (PhD) in Biomechanics and Sports Medicine from the University of Tennessee as well as a master’s degree in Biomechanics from East Carolina university. I have over 15 years of experience in conducting clinical and computational biomechanics research with specific focus on injury biomechanics. I hold faculty appointments in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Memphis and in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering within the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis, TN). Further, I am a member of the research staff in the Musculoskeletal Analysis Laboratory, Human Performance Center and Breast Biomechanics Research Center in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Memphis and the BioRobotics Laboratory in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering within the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Science Center. A central focus of my rese...

Matthew P Rupert, MD MS FIPP DABIPP DABA Vertex Spine

Franklin, Tennessee
Pain Management - Medicine, Anesthesiology - Interventional Pain Medicine, Minimally Invasive Spine, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Peripheral Nerve Stimulator, Headache Stimulator, Facial Pain, Headache, Migraine, CRPS, Non-drug Therapy, MIS, Laser Spine, Medical Device, Biomechanics, Injury Forces, Balanced Review, Conflict Resolution
My mission is to promote the advancement and development of cutting-edge truly minimally invasive surgery for acute and chronic pain conditions. I provide individualized treatment and not cookie cutter care. I am appreciative of various viewpoints on the treatment of pain, the current evidence based medicine as well as treatments that are not mainstream. Board certified Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice internationally by the World Institute of Pain Board certified Interventional Pain Physician by the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Board certfifed in Interventional Pain Medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties Board certified in Anesthesiology by the American Board of Medical Specialties Multiple medical and biomechanical device inventions Ability to give neutral and bilateral viewpoints of difficult medical treatment situations Active involvement of local, national and international educational societies Author of many interventional pain med...

Victor E. Holloman, PE VICTOR E. HOLLOMAN CONSULTING

Missouri City, Texas
Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanics - Accident reconstruction, Biomechanics, Event Data Recorder (EDR) Analysis, Engine Control Module (ECM) Analysis, Low speed analysis, Site survey, Vehicle damage analysis, Photogrammetry, Acceleration force analysis, Delta-V determination, Momentum analysis, Lane change analysis
Registered professional engineer with extensive training in accident reconstruction and biomechanics, including traumatic brain injury, acceleration, force analysis, crash scene investigation, crash data retrieval data analysis. As a registered professional engineer with an excellent background in accident reconstruction and biomechanics, Mr. Holloman has performed accident reconstruction for over twenty-five years. Over the past several years Mr. Holloman has worked a number of commercial vehicle (18 wheeler) cases involving automobiles and pickup trucks and provided computer renderings of accident scenarios and time/distance analysis. His consulting specialties are commercial (18 wheeler), private vehicle and forklift accident reconstruction, biomechanics, fatigue failure analysis, mechanical failure analysis, and machine tools failure analysis. Mr. Holloman also has trial and deposition testimony experience, having testified in trial or deposition in over 25 cases. Mr. Holloman...

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,...

Bruce Champagne, B.S., MPA Quadrant Operations, LLC

Sandy, Utah
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice - Police Uses of Force, Police Training, Police Practices, Civilian Self-Defense, Biomechanics, Investigations, Memory, Martial Arts, Criminal Gangs, Behavioral Profiling, Crime Analysis, Specialized Interviews, Tactical Operations, Aquatic Crime Scenes and Investigations
As a decorated law enforcement officer with service in both urban and rural municipal agencies and a county sheriff’s department, Bruce Champagne has completed assignments as a field training officer, patrol and investigations supervisor, corrections officer and supervisor, criminal gang investigator, forensic diver, major crimes detective, civilian review board representative, SWAT leader and member, and firearms/defensive tactics instructor. Bruce was a previous president of the Utah Tactical Officers Association, Utah Gang Investigators Association, Utah Forensic Divers Association, and Utah Peace Officers Association. Bruce is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, International Association of Forensic Criminologists, Association of Force Investigators, Society for Integrity in Force Investigation and Reporting, and National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), and is a certified instruct...
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