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 Expert  723224

Expert in Mechanical Engineering Specializing in Accident Reconstruction and Product Liability

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert has over 25 years of experience as a professional engineer. He is a licensed Professional Engineer. His consulting work is primarily focused on Accident Reconstruction and Product Liability. This includes product design issues both from a functional and safety aspect. He has considerable experience with product failures and accident reconstruction. He can help locate the root cause in product failures and other accidents through testing and analysis.

accident investigation


accident reconstruction




human factors engineering


human-factors product safety


machine design


machine design review


machine safety


mechanical device design


mechanical engineering




product safety




safety analysis


safety code


safety engineering


safety management


structural dynamics


structural mechanics

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Rochester, New York;  Syracuse, New York;  and Utica, New York.

Often requested
with this expert:

Accident Reconstruction,Brakes,Vehicle Safety;Automotive...
Automotive Seating & Safety, Child Safety Seats, Seat...
Workplace Safety, Product Safety, Mechanical Engineering,...
Force Analysis & Dynamics, Accident Reconstruction

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1984   Master of Science   Mechanical Engineering   Syracuse University  
1979   Bachelor of Science   Mechanical Engineering   Syracuse University  
1979   Bachelor of Science   Aerospace Engineering   Syracuse University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1985 to




Department of Physical Science




Expert coordinates the Engineering Science Program and teach courses in Physics, Statics and Dynamics and Mechanics of Materials.

1981 to





Consulting Engineer


Career Accomplishments:

Society of Automotive Engineers, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, National Society of Professional Engineers, National Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists, New York State Traffic Accident Reconstruction Society, Motorcycle Safety Foundation


Professional Engineers License in New York State and Illinois

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Engineering Design issue pertaining to the failure of Seat Belt buckles in a child safety seat. This involved examination of failed part, review of design criteria and drawings, testing of buckle on child safety seat, analytical methods to ascertain the design feasibility of the buckle and suggestion of proper design.
  • Analysis of design of step ladder. This involved inspection of failed ladder component, testing of similar ladders to ascertain ultimate strength, analytical study of forces involved in design and conclusion of design feasibility.
  • Analysis of a burst engine oil filter. This involved examination of failed oil filter. Testing of several filters with full pressure to examine mode of failure and make a conclusion as to the cause of failure.
  • Use of Crash Data Retrieval tools to download information from complying vehicles in event of crash. GM and certain Ford vehicles have an event data recorder that records vehicle paramaters in the event of a "wake up" of the airbag system. This information may include vehicle speed, throttle position, brake position and Delta-V, to name a few. This information can be downloaded to aid in the accident reconstruction process.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Safety agency expert for consulting on EN60950 telecom standard.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has had considerable experience in testifying in Federal, State, and local courts. He has tesified in the NYS Court of Claims. He has also conducted several depositions. He has testified over 75 times as an expert witness in court.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on product design defect case.
  • Mechanical engineering expert for consulting on lawnmower accident.
  • Automobile seat expert/engineer for consulting on driver seat malfunction causing accident.
  • Expert for consulting on accident involving mini-excavator imported from Japan.
  • Seatbelt expert for consulting on seat belt failure and liability of the manufacture.
  • Expert in accident reconstruction for consulting on a garbage truck backing over pedestrian.
  • Expert in accident reconstruction & mechanical engineering for a motorcycle accident.
  • Boat engine expert for consulting on caterpillar engine failure.
  • Suspected Hydraulic Lockout Control Failure on Excavator
  • Brand licensing expert california for consulting on Reasonableness of terms of a licensing agreement for juice.
  • Expert for consulting on safety features of a large commercial juicer for products liability case.
  • Engineering expert for products liability case involving a punch press for pre-trial discovery and discovery purposes.
  • Expert in mechanical engineering for consulting on fire risk product analysis.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has conducted several talks and seminars in Accident Reconstruction and Product Liability to attorneys and engineers.


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