Expertise DescriptionI have over 20 years experience in biomechanical engineering and accident reconstruction of all types, such as auto, pedestrian, bicycle, and motorcycle. I am experienced in incident reconstruction, injury causation analysis, injury mechanisms, human kinetics, occupant restraint systems, slip / trip / fall, and conducting crash tests for the National Highway Traffic Safety Organization (N.H.T.S.A.). I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Accident Reconstruction / Collision Analysis and Simulation; Biomechanics / Human Kinetics; Injury Causation Analysis; Occupant Restraint Systems; Slip / Trip and Fall; Injury Potential.
My consulting experience includes crash tests at multiple conferences. My services as a Biomechanical Engineer / Accident Reconstructionist include: Biomechanical evaluation of injuries; Interpretation / analysis of medical records; Human kinetics; Vehicle restrain systems; Accident reconstruction. My experience with the Southwestern Association of Accident Investigators includes: Investigation / Analysis of Bicycle and Pedestrian versus auto collisions; Staged Bicycle v. Auto Collisions.
I am an accredited accident reconstruction specialist as well as a vehicle black box (event data recorder) analyst.
I have been performing coefficient of friction and slip resistance testing for twenty-five years. I use an English XL testing device which has been proven to be the best device for testing slip resistance due to its unique design which is best at replicating the biomechanics of the human gait during the slip process.
I am not an expert per se in premises liability. I have handled numerous cases that involved premises liability matters but my specialty in a case like this would be to evaluate the specific setting, research the issues of whether there were any obvious code issues but also, address the biomechanics of the trip & fall, determine if there is a direct link to the fall and the injuries claimed. In addition, I would address whether it was an open and obvious condition and the degree to which plaintiff was comparatively at fault.
|B.S.M.E.||Mechanical Engineering||San Diego State University|
|Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction|
Awards & Affiliation
|Scripps Memorial Hospital Trauma Center; Trauma Symposium|
|Children's Hospital Trauma Center; Topic: Injury Mechanisms Specific to Pediatrics|
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases