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Bicycle Accident Investigation Safety Design Operation Expert Witness

Keywords

Bicycles, Bicycle Accident Design, Bicycle Accident Construction, Manufacture, Repair, Recondition, Rebuilding, Sales, Service, Safety, Operation, Cause of Failure, Reconstruction Bicycle, Vehicles, Railroad Crossings, Rider Error, Chain of Events, Reconstruction, Bicycle Accident, Failure Analysis Regarding Bicycle,

California

Expert Witness No. 75

California

TECHNICAL AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Expert testimony and professional consultation in regard to the design, construction, repairing of bicycles, bicycle safety and operation of bicycles and the cause of bicycle failure.

Reconstructing mechanical aspects of bicycle accidents involving roadways, vehicles, railroad crossings, rider error or mechanical failure; explaining the chain of events which show the order in which certain evidence is created, and evaluating the various types of damage done.

EXPERIENCE

1978 - 1993
Owner and Operator
Bicycle Shop
Services Performed: Sales and service, rebuilding, reconditioning, designing, fabricating and customizing bicycles.

1982 - Present
Consultant / Bicycle Expert
Bicycle Accident Investigation.

1993 - 1999
Owner and Operator
Bicycle Shop

1999 - Present
Owner and Operator
Bicycle Museum
Curator in charge of museum, manufacturer and designer of bicycles and component parts, sales and service, rebuilding, reconditioning and customizing bicycles.

1986 - 1987
Bicycle Safety Coordinator
National Safety Council - Bicycle Safety Programs

1970 - 1984
Owner and Operator
Bicycle Shop
Services Performed: Sales and service, rebuilding, reconditioning, and customizing bicycles.

1981
General Manager and Sales Representative
At a bicycle and parts wholesaler company
Services Performed: Bicycle and parts wholesaling.

PRIOR EXPERT EXPERIENCE

Over 20 trial appearances; over 40 arbitrations; over 100 depositions; over 700 bicycle accident investigations for attorneys in the past 26 years.

BACKGROUND AND FORMAL EDUCATION

1978
High School Graduate: Santa Cruz Adult Education

1999 - 2001
Reconstruction of Automobile Accidents Involving Pedestrians or Bicycles; Skidmark Analysis; Advanced Collision Investigations; University of California, Riverside.

Expert 75 has over 35 years of experience in the retail bicycle business. First testified as an expert witness in 1982 on behalf of the Huffy Bicycle Company. Avid cyclist with over 40 years experience in riding all types of bicycles. Lectured to the Society of Forensic Engineers and Scientists regarding bicycle accident investigations 1990, lectured regarding quick release failures 2000 and lectured regarding the evolution of bicycles and litigation 2008. Expert 75 has been actively working with forensic engineers and scientists for over 20 years. Expert 75 has worked for plaintiff and defense attorneys. Expert 75 has qualified to testify in civil and criminal trials. He has testified as an expert witness in Federal, Superior and Municipal Courts. He has also worked for attorneys who represented the United States Government, State of California, counties, cities, bicycle manufactures, bicycle component part manufacturers, wholesale distributors, retail bicycle shops and insurance companies.

PATENTS

Availabe Upon Request

AFFILIATIONS

Society of Forensic Engineers and Scientists, Los Altos Hills, CA - Member since 1988

CERTIFICATIONS

1998
Bicycle Mechanics Certificate, Barnett’s Bicycle Institute

1998
Bicycle Assembler’s Certificate, Barnett’s Bicycle Institute

1999
Accident Reconstruction Certificate, University of California, Riverside

2000
Intermediate Collision Investigation: Skidmark Analysis Certificate, University of California

2000
Advanced Collision Investigation Certificate, University of California, Riverside

2001
Human Factors in Accident Reconstruction Certificate, University of California, Riverside


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