Expertise DescriptionI have over 30 years experience with Accident Reconstruction and Safety. My accident and safety expertise includes: Sports and industrial injuries, Vehicular and equipment accidents- all vehicle types, pedestrians, component failures (e.g., brakes); Pedestrian - Slip, trip, fall, stairs, ramps, sidewalks, coefficient of friction; Premises - Building codes, lighting, glass, screens, electronic gates; Industrial & Construction Accidents - ladders, scaffolds, machine guarding, forklifts, construction vehicles, conveyors, belt conveyors, lifts, hoists; Mechanical fasteners - bolts, latches, welds; and Criminal cases - vehicular manslaughter, trade secrets. I have additional expertise in mechanics, applied mechanics, engineering mechanics, and biomechanics. I am experienced with pedestrian surfaces including walkways, stairs, and ramps, as well as slip and fall test methods, standards, and instrumentation. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
I have a PhD in mechanical engineering and am a licensed safety expert. I have examined the ground and floors of many indoor and outdoor shopping centers. I am an active member of a committee whose activities concern safe walkway surfaces.
I am very qualified as an expert in accident reconstruction, to analyze the mechanics and biomechanics of the incident.
For a case I subsequently worked in, the forklift backing up had shoved decedent into harm’s way. Plaintiff alleged backup alarm wasn’t loud enough. Defendant's expert declared alarm met SAE J 1446 standard. Plaintiff's expert never subjected horn to SAE standard.
I worked on a case regarding a bathroom sink that detached from the mounting and injured the tenant.
Awards & Affiliation
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases