Expertise DescriptionI have over 40 years experience specializing in traffic engineering and accident reconstruction. My expertise includes traffic operations, accident investigation, civil engineering, highway design, railroads, street design, bicycle accidents, coefficient of friction, crash data retrieval, lighting, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, personal injury, railroad accidents, traffic signals, truck accidents, work zones. I have 35 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Accident Reconstruction – vehicle paths, vehicle speeds and Delta-V from crush, skid marks, coefficient of friction, yaw, flips, falls, and vaults and determination of how accident happened; Vehicle Dynamics – movement of vehicle during the accident, the final rest; Traffic Engineering – signs, signals, markings, parking lots, construction work zones, railroad crossings, and intersection design; High Design – applicability of Local, State and Federal standards, including American Association of State Highways and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), railroad crossings and lighting; Highway Maintenance – applicability of Local, State, and Federal Standards and acceptable maintenance levels; Highway Safety – acceptability of practices by Local, State, and Federal entities; Highway Constriction.
My consulting services include: Traffic engineering and accident reconstruction; Field party survey work; construction inspection, horizontal and vertical geometric roadway design, signs and markings layouts; Site plan review, construction plan review, field investigations, traffic signal design, traffic counting.
I designed guardrail systems while I worked for the City of Austin, Texas from 1976 thru 1984 and while I ran a traffic engineering company from 1985 thru 1990. I am familiar with cable barrier systems.
|Associate of Science||Engineering||Angelina County Jr. College|
|B.S.||Civil Engineering||University of Texas at Austin|
|M.S.||Engineering||University of Texas at Austin|
|Registered Professional Engineer in Texas|
|Registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana|
Awards & Affiliation
Institute of Transportation Engineers
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases