Traffic engineers are responsible for the design, construction, and regulation of the traffic system with the goal of ensuring safety. For traffic accident litigation, it is important to find a qualified traffic engineering expert witness who can provide an expert opinion on the traffic design, construction, or traffic safety.
A traffic engineer expert will have expertise in highway design, highway construction, road design, street design and other areas of planning and construction. They are also knowledgeable in traffic signals, signs and markings, right of ways, and other traffic signifiers. Traffic engineers must also take into consideration such details as visibility, work zones, construction safety, vehicle dynamics, lighting, and roadway drainage, as well as highway lighting, drainage, and guardrails.
When a traffic or pedestrian accident occurs, an investigation is usually conducted to determine the cause as to who or what was at fault. An expert in traffic engineering evaluates the design and functionality of roadways and the relevant traffic signs and signals in an effort to assess whether the accident was caused by a miscalculation or error in roadway and traffic design. Those working within the field are licensed and certified professional engineers and often experienced with accident reconstruction.
Finding the right expert witness is critical in a traffic-related lawsuit, as there are many factors in an accident. ForensisGroup has over twenty years of experience finding the top quality expert witnesses for attorneys and insurance professionals. Contact us today or Submit An Expert Request Form to find the best traffic engineering expert witness.