AUTOMOTIVE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Transportation worker falls from truck lacking safety devices AUTOMOTIVE Expert Case

This case involves a thirty-five-year-old male employee of a city transportation system in the Northwest. His job required him to drive a very large pickup truck to and from various job sites. The door sill to the truck cab was 36 inches above the ground.  …

Accident Reconstruction Required in Deadly Motorcycle Crash AUTOMOTIVE Expert Case

This case involves a wrongful death suit in which the plaintiff-decedent was driving a motorcycle at a high rate of speed. The plaintiff was also carrying a passenger. As the plaintiff and his passenger went over a 4 lane bridge, the defendant-decedent was …

Motorcyclist collides with car after truck obscures driver’s view of road AUTOMOTIVE Expert Case

This case involves a man who was driving and came to the intersection of two roads. One of the roads was a highway that had a speed limit of 50 miles per hour and was a three-lane road with southbound and northbound lanes and a center lane for left turns.  …

Motorist hits pedestrian on highway AUTOMOTIVE Expert Case

Motorist hits pedestrian on highway

This case involves a man who was driving westbound, in the left lane, toward a small town on the highway. The highway had a posted speed limit of 45mph, with four lanes (two lanes running in each direction) and was separated by a paved median. A tropical s …

Teenager paralyzed after anti-lock braking system fails AUTOMOTIVE Expert Case

Teenager paralyzed after anti-lock braking system fails

This auto service case involves a man who bought a 1986 sports car for his sixteen-year-old son. The car had an anti-lock braking system. The teenager had read about the anti-lock braking system and believed that the system would not “lock up” under e …

Police Car Crashes Into Motorist During Chase AUTOMOTIVE Expert Case

Police Car Crashes Into Motorist During Chase

This case involves a man who was going home one night after leaving his job as a truck mechanic. The man entered the expressway and headed west in the rightmost of four westbound lanes. The man later heard sirens and saw flashing lights coming from behind  …

Driver Suffers Brain Damage From Airbag After Car Crash AUTOMOTIVE Expert Case

Driver Suffers Brain Damage From Airbag After Car Crash

This case involves a woman who was driving her mid-sized sedan southbound on a New York roadway. When the woman reached an intersection with another road, she began to make a left turn onto the eastbound road. As the woman turned, she was hit by a northbou …

Stroke Missed by Primary Care Physician After Automotive Accident AUTOMOTIVE Expert Case

This case involves a fifty-three-year-old obese male traffic police officer with a history of hypertension. While walking adjacent to the road, the officer was struck from behind by a motor vehicle traveling at ten to twelve miles/hour. He was seen by pa …