Accidents and safety may be at the basis of a court case for many different reasons, making it imperative that the right accidents and safety expert witness is selected for your case. Accidents and safety expert consulting may provide valuable insight for cases involving such areas as environmental safety and health, occupational safety and health (OSHA), industrial hygiene, chemicals and other potentially hazardous materials, failure analysis, accident reconstruction, biochemical analysis, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, construction, law enforcement, the automotive industry, technology, security, emergency preparedness, traffic safety, sports and recreation, transportation safety, workplace safety, civil engineering, railroad safety, aviation safety, food safety management, and other forms of safety-related issues, as each may become highly relevant in the event of a possible lawsuit.
Many cases resulting from an accident of some sort may seek out the expert opinion of an accident and safety expert witness as a means of determining the source of the incident in question. Whether the accident stemmed from a problem with human factors, ergonomics, a mechanical defect, or another type of issue, an accident investigation and reconstruction may also be conducted to pinpoint the cause of the incident.
Accidents and safety expert witnesses may have a particular focus in a specific type of environment, as safety precautions are needed in a variety of areas. Industrial workplaces, for instance, requires specific safety measures to prevent accidents with machinery, hazardous chemicals, or other potential dangers.
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I have 25 years experience as a safety professional in aviation, entertainment industry, construction, general industry and heavy equipment rental industry. I have worked on airfields, retail, ports, grain mills, refineries, paper mills and construction sites across the world. I have developed training programs of instruction from aviation to earth moving equipment. I have investigated aircraft accidents, fatalities, construction, explosions and other accidents across the globe. The scope and depth of my safety expertise is unique with a 25 year career of success supporting Generals, CEOs, SVPs and below. I have a detailed understanding of what happens on the ground where the tasks take place and how the organization functions to support and fails to support workers and operations. I am offering my services as a safety expert witness.
I have over 45 years experience as a Safety Specialist with expertise in accident reconstruction, OSHA training, CCO certifications and inspections on cranes, aerial lifts, forklifts, excavators, front end loaders, concrete pump trucks, skid steer loaders & other heavy equipment. I have over 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, depositions, and courtroom testimony.
A former employee of the City of Tampa filed an action for unlawful retaliation in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") and the Florida Civil Rights Act ("FCRA").Plaintiff was employed as a City Solid Waste Collection Driver. At some time during his employment, he was diagnosed with a medical condition that allegedly limited one or more of his major life activities. He filed a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), asserting that the City failed to reasonably accommodate his disability. He then filed, pro se, a lawsuit under the ADA for disability discrimination against the City. Plaintiff was still employed by the City when he filed his pro se lawsuit.During the ADA lawsuit against the City, Plaintiff was involved in an accident involving the City's solid waste truck. While waiting to unload debris at a transfer station, Plaintiff exited the truck. He thought he had pulled the parking brake prior to getting out of the truck. However, while he was out of the vehicle, it began moving forward, went over a speed bump, and struck the vehicle causing damages. There were no injuries.The City ultimately concluded that Plaintiff hadn’t set the brake and issued a "Letter of Counseling" related to the incident because the accident was preventable. The City relied on the recommendation from its safety review committee, which concluded that Plaintiff hadn’t pulled the parking brake, as well as a traffic report and statements from a mechanic who inspected the vehicle after the accident.Plaintiff took the deposition of the City's Solid Waste Director as part of his pro se lawsuit against the City, which was still pending. The complaint alleged that within a month of his deposition, Plaintiff was given a notice of disciplinary action, accusing him of making false statements, and thus violating the City's policy on "Moral Turpitude."At a hearing, the City showed video footage of the accident, which revealed Plaintiff exiting the vehicle without setting the parking brake. Based on the video, the City terminated Plaintiff's employment for intentionally lying to the police and the City when he repeatedly maintained throughout the investigation and grievance process that he had pulled the parking brake.Plaintiff alleged that the City's stated reason for terminating his employment was "not worthy of belief." His retaliation claims were premised on the timing of Director’s deposition and Plaintiff's termination. According to Plaintiff, these two events were causally related. However, Plaintiff then admitted that he didn’t pull the parking brake. Plaintiff argued that the real reason he was terminated was that he pursued the initial discrimination case against the City.The City designated a mechanical engineer specializing in accident reconstruction as an expert witness. The expert opined that the driver of the City’s solid waste truck didn’t engage the parking brake prior to exiting the vehicle at the time of the accident. In addition, the expert said that the driver failed to put the truck in neutral and didn’t follow proper procedures.The accident reconstruction expert also concluded that the driver had a habit of not parking the vehicle properly prior to exiting because he’d done the same thing five minutes before the accident; that he knew, or should have known, that he left the vehicle in drive as he must have put it in neutral after the accident when he engaged the parking brake; and that he knew, or should have known, that he didn’t put the parking brake on since he engaged the parking brake immediately after the accident.Plaintiff moved to strike the expert’s report in its entirety. He argued that the expert improperly opined on Plaintiff's credibility; he didn’t have the adequate expertise to testify about Plaintiff's "habit" or what Plaintiff "knew or should have known;" and the expert’s testimony as to the causation of Plaintiff's accident wouldn’t assist the trier of fact.U.S. District Court Judge James S. Moody Jr. wrote in his decision that before permitting expert opinion testimony, the court must make certain that the expert employs "in the courtroom the same level of intellectual rigor that characterizes the practice of the expert in the field," quoting Kumho Tire Co.The judge found that the expert's opinion must be excluded under Daubert because portions of his report were based on pure speculation. More importantly, the entire report would not assist the trier of fact. The expert, who was experienced in mechanical engineering and accident reconstruction, wasn’t qualified to testify about Plaintiff's "habit" and state of mind. His opinions weren’t based on sufficient facts or data. Moreover, Judge Moody said that no expert is truly qualified to opine on a person's credibility or state of mind—determinations typically left to the finder of fact.The expert testimony, like the expert's report, wouldn’t assist the trier of fact because Plaintiff admitted that he failed to set the parking brake. The part of the expert's report where he opined that Plaintiff didn’t engage the parking brake, didn’t put the vehicle in neutral, and didn’t follow proper procedure was superfluous because Plaintiff conceded these points.The expert's opinion, which focused on the reasonableness of Plaintiff's actions—and which was clearly not available to the City at the time that it made the decision to terminate Plaintiff—would offer no assistance to the trier of fact. Plaintiff's motion to strike Defendant's expert witness and his expert report was granted.
I have over 40 years' experience in the field of engineering with an emphasis in mechanical engineering. My expertise includes working with aerial lifts and cranes; water and sewer systems; industrial accident reconstruction; failure analysis; machine safeguarding; products liability; and vehicle mechanical failure. I have provided courtroom testimony, deposition, and consultations as a mechanical engineering expert witness for more than 15 years.
I have over 45 years experienced in domestic and international technical programs including occupational health, industrial hygiene, safety, and environmental staffs, public and private industry, including pharmaceuticals, hospitals, medical devices manufacturers, shipyards, public utilities, petroleum transportation, aviation, and research facilities. I have significant experience in indoor air quality, sick building syndrome, mold, bioaerosols, and associated litigation and studies. I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony for more than 30 years as an industrial safety and hygiene expert witness.
I have over 25 years experience in the field of transportation and have worked in the school bus and charter bus industry as a driver. I specialize in safety laws, regulations, and best practices regarding pupil transportation safety. I am offering my services as a transportation expert witness.
I have worked in railroad safety for over 30 years. I specialize in crashworthiness and transportation safety; nonlinear finite element analysis; blast, impact, and penetration mechanics; biomechanics, structural dynamics; dynamic buckling; mechanics of composite materials; occupant kinematics and injury assessment; applied mechanics; car body design; and rail design. I have spent more than 15 years offering consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a railroad safety expert witness.
I have been working in transportation & safety for over 20 years. I have an expertise in active and passive safety, motor vehicle safety regulations, aviation safety regulations, building alliances/partnerships, chemical risk assessment, environmental regulations & strategy, federal regulations & strategy, fire, explosion & ordnance, government relations, hazardous materials/waste regulations, occupational safety & health regulations, railroad safety regulations, regulatory compliance & strategy, regulatory risk analysis assessment, rulemaking process, system safety & engineering, transportation accident investigation, and transportation policy. I have prior experience offering consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a transportation safety expert witness.
I have over 25 years experience in paddlesports with an expertise in beginner kayak instruction, instructor training (for kayak and raft), swift water rescue workshops, paddling expeditions, risk management associated with whitewater rafting, and wilderness first aid and rescue. I have spent more than 10 years offering consultations and deposition as a paddlesports expert witness.
I have over 5 years of consulting experience in physiology with an emphasis in biomechanics testing and analysis, as well as accident reconstruction. My areas of expertise include product design, computer simulation, motor vehicle reconstruction, biomechanics, animation, and other engineering analyses. I have a particular focus in safety-related issues. I have prior experience offering my services as a biomechanics expert witness.
I have over 20 years experience in paddlesports with a particular focus in artificial whitewater parks, whitewater rafting and kayaking, flatwater paddling, and river guiding. I also have expertise in canoeing and other riversports. I am offering my services as a paddlesports expert witness.
I have over 25 years experience in human factors with expertise in child accidents; warnings; drownings; pedestrian accidents; child supervision; defective products; trips & falls; human factors; readability issues; seniors; undue influence; left turn accidents; school accidents; and day cares. I have spent more than 25 years providing clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as a human factors expert witness.
With over 25 years experience with OSHA Compliance, my areas of focus include workplace/job site inspections to enforce federal and state regulations, fatality investigations, non-fatal accident investigations, imminent dangers, general scheduled inspections, employee complaints, and construction and general industry OSHA safety and health audit/inspections. I have spent more than 5 years offering consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as an OSHA compliance expert witness.
I have spent more than 25 years working in aviation safety. I specialize in advancing cabin safety programs, such as new aircraft certifications, Safety Management System (SMS), Cabin Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP), Advanced Qualification Program (AQP) training and electronic flight bag (EFB) approval. I have prior experience offering consultations and deposition as an aviation expert safety expert witness.
I have over 60 years' experience in workplace safety. My areas of expertise include OSHA regulations, safety standards; machine guarding; LOTO, Lockout/Tagout, building codes, the safeguarding and use of machine tools, presses, cranes, conveyors, slings, underhung cranes, overhead cranes, mobile cranes, work platforms, electrical installations, and electrical safety-related work practices. I have spent more than 30 years offering courtroom testimony, consultations, and deposition as an OSHA workplace safety expert witness.
I have over 20 years' maritime experience with expertise in offshore supply vessels, passenger vessels, and commercial fishing vessels; marine safety and nautical education; international maritime organization (IMO) regulations and United States federal maritime regulations. I have prior experience as a maritime expert witness.
I have worked in bus fleet management for over 35 years. I specialize in P.M. program performance evaluations, bus fire investigations, on-site assistance, engineering services, and safety system program plan evaluations, wheel chair lift failures on elderly and handicapped buses, as well parts and system component failure leading to accidents or incidents. I have provided courtroom testimony, consultations, and deposition as a bus fleet management expert witness for more than 25 years.
With more than 40 years' experience in Fire Protection, I have an expertise in fire protection systems, design, installation, and servicing; code analysis; fire alarms and sprinklers; special hazards and suppression systems. I have spent over 10 years providing numerous clients with deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony as a fire protection expert witness.
I have over 10 years of climbing gym experience with expertise in safety, risk management, belaying, how to fall, how to catch a fall, how to put on a harness, how all equipment in the gym works, and the basic rules and etiquette of climbing gyms for both adults and children. I am offering my services as a climbing gym expert witness.
I have over 30 years experience in Elevator Inspection and Design. My expertise is in elevator and escalator design for new elevators, modernizing of existing elevators, accident investigation and reconstruction, litigation support, quality control audits, and code compliance inspections. I have practical, hands-on experience in the maintenance, repair, and modernization of elevators, escalators, and related equipment. I have provided consultations and deposition for more than 5 years as an elevator safety expert witness.
I have over 25 years experience as a mechanical and professional engineer with expertise in accident investigation related to vehicles, equipment, products, product design, and other mechanical systems and components. I have provided consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony for over a decade as an accident reconstruction expert witness.
I have spent over 40 years working as a safety professional in Florida. My focus areas are in: retail, soft drink bottling and insurance loss control, worker and customer injury prevention, fleet safety, fire protection, OSHA and fire code compliance, Department of Transportation hazardous materials compliance, accident investigations, and fire life safety. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 15 years experience working in the fields of ergonomics and human factors. My areas of expertise include industrial & systems engineering, operations research and systems, public health management, industrial ergonomics, system performance improvement and safety in high tech and healthcare settings, human cognitive performance and electrophysiological measures of attention, work analysis and design, performance improvement, lean six sigma, human factors engineering and safety, and management engineering. I have prior experience offering my services as an ergonomics and human factors expert witness.
I have worked with accident reconstruction for over 25 years. My areas of expertise include occupant kinematic response, speed determination, time-distance analysis,impact location, motor vehicle/pedestrian interactions, commercial vehicle incidents, low-speed collision analysis, motorcycle and bicycle analysis, occupant position determination, seat belt usage analysis, 3D laser scanning, photogrammetry, survey mapping, premises liability issues related to building code conformity, walkway slip resistance, ramp slopes, vertical offsets, sidewalk shape, visibility and other slip/trip and fall issues. I have provided numerous clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony for more than 20 years as an accident reconstruction expert witness.
I have over 5 years experience in human factors and transportation safety with expertise in autonomous vehicle systems, modeling system takeover events, driver takeover events, and trust in automation. I have additional experience in experimental design, human factors, transportation engineering, statistical modeling, and computer programming. I have prior experience providing my services as a human factors and transportation safety expert witness.
I have over 40 years experience in Overhead Crane Safety with an expertise in operator safety; OSHA compliance; Workman's Compensation issues; lifting accidents; crane runway failures; the profession inspection of mobile, maritime, tower, and overhead cranes; and creating corporate safety programs involving cranes. I have prior experience offering my services as an overhead crane safety expert witness.
I have over 30 years experience working with training & instructional combative firearm techniques and Martial Arts. I have been involved in the competition side of martial arts as participant or coach for all of my adult life. I am well-versed in the care, preparation, match making, and coaching of mixed martial art athletes. I understand what is the usual and customary practices of fighters, coaches, and sports commissions. As a former fighter and a current coach I have a unique understanding of the rules and fine details that go into a safe and successful match. My expertise consists of Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Tae kwon Do, Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Pistol, Rifle, Precision Shooting, Sword and Edged Weapons, and self-defense law. I am offering my services as a martial arts expert witness.
I have over 40 years of consulting experience in commercial and residential garage doors, docks, and gates. My expertise includes: door contractor sales, product safety, installation, repair, manufacturing, assembling, installing, programming, equipment, and designing. I have additional expertise in fire doors. I have spent over a decade providing deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony as a garage door expert witness.
I have over 35 years experience in Theater & Entertainment Safety with a focus in theater, lighting, scenery, production, stage management, stage technician safety, amusement parks, cruise ships, education, concerts, special events, hotels, and casinos. I have prior experience offering my services as a theater safety expert witness.
I have over 25 years experience in school administration with a focus in education, school safety, threat assessment management, active shooter response, violence prevention, bomb incident management, and parent reunification. I have additional training in emergency planning, school safety, policy development, and violence prevention. I prior experience offering my services as a school administration expert witness.
With over 30 years working as a Fire Chief, I have an expertise in fire instruction & investigation, aircraft rescue & fire fighting, complying with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements, safety compliance for aircraft, assisting during aircraft emergencies, disaster and terrorism planning. I have prior experience offering my services as a fire investigation expert witness.
I have more than 30 years experience in industrial hygiene with expertise in workman's comp, accident reconstruction, OSHA, asbestos, lead based paint, lead poisoning, mold and fungi, carbon monoxide, fires and explosions, radiation, hazardous materials, waste, and environmental hygiene. I have spent over 20 years as an industrial hygiene expert witness by offering consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition.
I have worked in Meteorology for more than 45 years with expertise in satellite meteorology (multi-spectral image interpretation), aviation meteorology (remote sensing of hazards such as fog, turbulence, volcanic ash and aircraft icing, aviation forecasts), weather analysis and forecasting (special events forecasts), and forensic meteorology (investigations of turbulence encounters, slip-and -fall accidents, fog-related roadway pileups, etc). I have also been a meteorology expert witness for over 5 years.
I have over 20 years of consulting experience in amusement park operations with an emphasis on design, management, operations industry standards, safety requirements, licensing regulations, and maintenance. I have prior experience with providing consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony as an amusement park operations expert witness.
I have over 20 years experience in workers compensation claims administration. I have worked with the identification and analysis of loss exposures; quantification of accident trends and historical loss data and daily interface with the third party claims administrators; ensuring that all facilities and properties are inspected to identify potential safety issues and to monitor compliance with safety laws and regulations; and fulfilling OSHA reporting requirements. I am offering my services as a workers compensation expert witness.
I have worked for more than 5 years in transportation safety. My areas expertise include collision factors, including projects related to vehicle crashworthiness, vehicle dynamics, impact analysis, roadway design and sustainable operations, injury biomechanics, supplemental restraint systems, infrastructure- based safety programs, and temporary traffic control devices. I have prior experience offering my services as a transportation safety expert witness.
My career has spanned over 25 years in the field of Mechanical Engineering with expertise in regarding patent infringement, intellectual property (IP), and the forensic analysis of mechanical devices and manufacturing processes. I have additional knowledge in vehicle crash worthiness including glazing and roof crush, accident reconstruction, occupant kinematics analysis, firearms safety, and failure analysis. I have also spent over 15 years as a mechanical engineering expert witness by offering courtroom testimony, consultations, and deposition.
With more than 30 years of aviation safety experience, I have an expertise in accident prevention and investigation, emergency preparation and response, aircrew coordination, DOD compliance, tactical environments, simulation, accident investigation, OSHA and ECA compliance, airfield operations and development, and system safety. I have prior experience as an aviation expert witness.
I have spent over 40 years in Occupational and Public Safety with expertise in consensus standards, building codes, OSHA regulatory compliance, accident and fatality investigations, development of policy and procedures, program management and extensive experience in education, training, research, technical writing, and forensic photography. I have also offered my services for 10 years as an expert witness by providing deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony.
I have spent more than 5 years working as an Occupational Therapist. My areas of expertise include providing respiratory, developmental, rehabilitative and restorative services for patients; independently providing appropriate interventions to facilitate learning of skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity; and to restore or maximize independence in daily living. I am offering my services as an occupational therapy expert witness.
I have more than 30 years of experience in playground safety. My expertise includes park, playground, and sports field safety, ADA compliance, providing safety inspections, ASTM, CPSC playground safety reports, as well as maintenance and inspection training. I have additional knowledge in safety surface testing, synthetic sports field testing, and natural playground design. I have prior experience as a playground safety expert witness.
I have more than 45 years experience in the field of engineering and have acted as a consultant/expert witness in slip/trip and fall litigation at locations ranging from Guam to Bermuda. I have also worked as a Project Manager and Principal Investigator of an OSHA-driven one-man-year project to minimize slipping incidents on construction-site steel products. I have also conducted laboratory and field testing of pedestrian surfaces for slip resistance.
I have been working for over 30 years in the Fire Service as a Firefighter and Fire Cause & Origin Investigator. My Expertise is in liquid propane and compressed gas fire and explosion investigations, natural gas, and liquid propane fire and explosion incidents, and structural fire analysis, as well as fire detection, protection, and suppression systems for residential and commercial building and construction systems. I have also provided courtroom testimony, consultations, and deposition for more than 20 years as an expert witness in Ohio.
I have been working for over 15 years in the field of Fire Protection with a focus on fire and explosion phenomena and their interaction with both the built and natural environment. I performed hundreds of fire, explosion, and toxic exposure investigations in industrial, commercial, manufacturing, and residential spaces. My specialties include evaluating post-incident scenes and determining the source of ignition, the toxic spread of smoke and gasses, and the thermal or blast wave conditions that led to a loss. I am knowledgeable in the application of empirical and computational fluid dynamic models for event reconstruction and have published peer-reviewed articles on the subject. My skills also include how safety can be improved at a facility through the use of quantitative risk assessments, hazard evaluations, and performance-based design. I have also spent more than 15 years as a fire protection expert witness in Maryland by providing numerous clients with courtroom testimony, deposition, and consultations.
I have been working for over 40 years as a Forensic Fire/Explosion Investigator with an expertise in carbon monoxide incident investigation, fire origin and cause analysis, fire protection engineering, fire suppression systems, building code analysis, fire modeling, fire dynamics, gas industry engineering, experimental fire/explosion research, industrial/process hazard assessment, and engineering analysis. I have been regularly involved in origin/cause fire/explosion investigations, fire reconstructions, smoke detector failure investigations, sprinkler system failures, restaurant suppression system failures, building code issues, etc. As a gas engineer, together with my fire forensic experience, I have been regularly involved in the analysis of gas fires and explosions. I have also worked for more than 25 years as a fire investigation expert witness in Illinois and have provided numerous clients with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have been working as a Corporate Safety Director for over two decades with expertise in the development of health and safety standards in the Heavy Construction, Risk Management, and Insurance Industries. I am knowledgeable in catastrophic injury, fatality, personal injury and workplace safety, as well as heavy construction, building construction, equipment related incidents and OSHA law. I have more than 20 years experience working as a workplace safety expert witness in Texas by providing consultations and deposition for numerous clients.
With more than 45 years experience in the field of Safety and Human Factors, I have worked on Safety Engineering, and industrial and construction fall protection. I have additional experience in writing numerous articles on safety and hazard recognition and label warnings. I have also worked with assessing safety consulting in business development, business agreements relating to safety requirements, and safety assessments. I have also been providing courtroom testimony, deposition, and consultations for more than 30 years as a safety and human factors expert witness in Delaware.
I have worked for over 20 years in Fire and Arson Investigation with expertise in assisting in fire investigation to determine origin and cause of Arson, Accidental and undetermined Fires, Fatal Fires and Explosions. I have additional experience as a firefighter with expertise in fire suppression, fire prevention, driving, maintaining and operating the fire apparatus, and handling asbestos. I have also been working as a Fire Cause and Origin Expert in New York and Pennsylvania for more than a decade by providing consultations and deposition for numerous clients.
My career of over 30 years has been focused on mechanical engineering with a particular expertise in the cause and origin of auto, truck, tractor-trailer, bus, motorcycle, snowmobile, bicycle, and other non-motorized vehicle accident investigations; accidents related to design or manufacturing defects and improper use of products; assessment of construction accidents, including examination of equipment, equipment use, safety features and guarding; integrity analysis of commercial and residential buildings; and slip and fall accidents, walkways, stairways, ramps, pavement, and floors. With more then 15 years as a mechanical engineering expert witness in New York, I have offered consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition.
With more than 40 years experience as a Civil Engineer, I have a particular focus in construction injuries, scaffolds, ladders, labor law violations, highway and bridge incidents, and agricultural safety issues and injuries. I have additional expertise in Streets & Highways, Bridges, Traffic, Transportation Engineering, Roadside Hazards, Structures, Public Housing, Ladder, Highway Maintenance, Demolition, Welding, Flame Cutting, Blasting, Construction Vibration, Agricultural Engineering, and Horse Racetracks. I have also performed safety audits of construction sites and coordinated inspections by OSHA and the Federal Highway Administration. I have spent over 15 years in New York and Georgia as a civil engineering expert witness by providing consultations, courtroom testimony, and deposition.
My career of over 25 years experience in the field of Risk Management has been focused on Youth Protection and Child Abuse Prevention, Aquatic Safety, Shooting Sports Safety, Emergency Planning, Transportation Safety, Employee Safety, Accident Prevention, Facility Management, and Youth Program Management. I have been offering my services as a sports risk management expert witness in Maine for more than 5 years.
I have spent over 5 years as a forensic consultant with a background in mechanical engineering, vehicle dynamics, collision reconstruction and driver factors. I have expertise in mechanical systems with an emphasis on analytic analysis including kinematics, kinetics, dynamics, and failure methods, crash investigation and accident reconstruction of automobiles, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians and other transportation modes. I have additional experience with design for manufacturing, including parametric CAD modeling and the proprietary mechanical design of safety equipment for industrial and consumer markets in the US and Europe. I have prior experience working as a mechanical engineering expert witness in Florida.
My 25 years of experience in the field of Human Factors Safety and Ergonomics has been focused on floor slip resistance measurement; human vibration and acceleration exposure measurement and analysis; recreational boat design, watercraft occupant safety, and towed watersports safety; product, occupational, and premises safety assessments; accident investigation; warnings design and evaluation; and human movement, climbing, and stability analysis. My background as human factors safety and ergonomics expert witness in Michigan has spanned over two decades.
My primary focus for over 35 years has been the onsite safety surveys of amusement rides, carnival midways, fairgrounds, entertainment centers and related facilities including loss control, risk management and state jurisdictional inspections throughout the US and internationally. As a roller coaster safety expert, I have regularly supervised field inspection groups, performed media relations, acted as liaison between owners and management, and jurisdictional offices; as well as provided other services such as assembly, disassembly, and repair of amusement rides and related equipment; provided onsite loss control and hazard identification, and risk management. I have been providing expert witness services for more than 5 years.
I have more than 35 years experience in transportation with expertise in bus accidents and bus safety. My experience includes traffic safety, transportation management, para-transit, taxi, charter bus and airport shuttle. I have additional experience with high-level transportation management, maintenance, safety and compliance. I have experience with bus accident investigation and have designed and facilitated more than 50 seminars on safety and loss prevention. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, depositions and courtroom testimony.
I have more than 10 years of Railroad Industry experience, with an extensive background in accident investigation, employee safety, derailment cause finding and prevention, track-train dynamics, distributed power operations, remote control locomotive operations, and train operations. I have investigated over 200 rail equipment accidents, employee injuries, rule violations and other types of incidents with a strong focus on detail and getting to the root cause to ensure the proper corrective actions and preventive measures are put in place. I also have comprehensive knowledge of the Federal Regulations Section 49, Parts 200-299. I have prior expert witness experience with consultation and deposition.
I have more than 35 years of experience in the field as a Firefighter and Paramedic. I have worked as an Instructor and Director for civilian, police, and military training for firearms and self-rescue. I have trained well over 10,000 students. While working at the Fire Department I have been a part of a Technical Rescue Team, and also Founder and Director for a foundation that is an educational entity supporting firearms safety education and training. I have over 5 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and expert testimony.
I have practiced in the physical therapy industry for over 25 years specializing in outpatient orthopedic settings. I also have expertise in the areas of athletic training, sports medicine, personal training and fitness. I have owned a PT consulting company for therapists in the field looking to open or expand their own physical therapy private practice. I opened my own practice in 2002. Services offered include: litigation consulting, expert witness testimony, research and investigative activities, and consulting in standards of care. My casework and testimonial experience involving standards of care are according to state practice acts and to the national guide to physical therapy practice. I have over 10 years of expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 25 years of hands-on experience in the towing and recovery industry as an Owner, Operator and Road Service Technician, and Safety Trainer. My expertise includes towing, recovery and road service training to public and private towing companies, risk management services for insurance companies; property inspections, training evaluations, and comprehensive risk control reporting. I have more than 10 years of expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 35 years of professional experience working in the trucking and transportation industry in Canada. This experience includes senior management positions with a trucking safety association, a large trucking company with both intra-provincial and international operations, the provincial government, and a provincial trucking industry association. Areas of expertise include transportation regulation, policy, safety, logistics, human resources, training, and operations. I have represented the trucking industry on many task forces, working groups, committee’s and advisory bodies. I have spoken on industry issues and have written articles on topics of interest to the trucking industry.
I have more than 40 years of combined Aviation Administration experience and also have over 10 years of experience within the United States Marine Corp. I am recognized as one of the top Air Bosses in the United States. My experience includes airspace designation, air traffic control, aircraft operating rules including sport and recreational activities, light sport aircraft regulations, airspace analysis for airport development and construction, and aerobatic box design. I assist in the production and execution of approximately 18 to 25 airshows per year. I have over 15 years of expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
I have over 35 years of experience in Aviation including 8,000 hours as a commercial pilot and flight instructor and 3 aircraft type ratings. I have flight experience with both airlines and corporate flight departments, and have managed corporate and charter flight operations. I have 12 years of experience as an electrical engineer involved with design and manufacturing of measurement and communication devices using microcontrollers and embedded software. I currently serve as an administrator and faculty member in a large collegiate aviation program, and have done so for the past 9 years. I teach courses and am actively engaged in research in the areas of airline operations, aerospace process simulation and improvement, aviation law, and statistics.
I have more than 30 years experience in Fire Service and Fire Investigation with a focus in fire behavior, fire suppression, and elementary recognition of fire cause and origin. I am experienced in investigating various types of fires ranging from structure type to grass and brush, as well as accidental to incendiary. I have offered courtroom testimony, deposition, and consultations for over 5 years as a fire investigation expert witness.