RAILROAD EXPERT WITNESSES

Expert Witness: E-157888
This qualified expert has over a decade of experience in his field. He received his BS in business administration with a concentration in management from Southwest Baptist University. He has held a multitude of roles in the railroad industry, including terminal trainmaster, director of administration, terminal manager and most recently superintendent of operations. This expert lead a team of over 300 train, yard, and engine employees to multiple extended human factor ...
Expert Witness: E-240268
This expert has had over 28 years of experience in all aspects of hazardous materials railroad and railroad customer operations. This experience includes in-depth knowledge of tank cars and managing railcar fleets for railroad and non-railroad owners/leasors; i.e., managing fleet movement, inspecting rail/tank cars, managing the maintenance of the rail/tank cars, and responding to derailments. This expert also has experience with hazmat tankcar loading/unloading ...
Expert Witness: E-013831
This expert has more than 20 years of experience in the field of compensation, and is recognized worldwide for his global expertise in sales incentive plan design, as well as other kinds of variable reward and recognition programs. He has worked in both public and private sectors, and has a wide range of diversified industry experience that includes Finance, Managed Care, Food, Chemical and Durable Goods manufacturing. He has been an invited speaker at several ...
Expert Witness: E-009920
This expert has experience as a Rail Transit operator and operations supervisor. He worked as a Field Supervisor, Rail Controller, Yard Controller, and Instructor, which included training and responding to rail related accidents as an investigator. He assisted in creating a Rail Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and Rail Operating Rule Book for Metro Blue, Green and Red Line commuter trains.
Expert Witness: E-008971
This expert holds a BSCE from the University of South Alabama, and is a licensed professional civil engineer in dozens of states. She is a member of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association, and sits on the advisory board for the University of South Alabama Department of Civil Engineering. This expert has been in the civil engineering and design field for the last 23 years, and is currently the president/project manager/civil engineer at a top ...
Expert Witness: E-012239
Expert in rapid transit accident investigation, particularly rolling equipment and motive power, event recordings, track, operations, train handling, and human performance. He retired from the National Transportation Safety Board after 22 years as an investigator-in-charge in which time he participated in 57 major accident investigations, 32 field accident investigations, 10 public hearings, 16 depositions, and 6 special studies.  He wrote 11 major accident reports, 8 ...
Expert Witness: E-011118
This accident reconstruction expert earned a masters degree in kinesiology from California State University Northridge and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from UCLA. He is a certified traffic reconstructionist and specializes in accident reconstruction and biomechanics for transportation related accidents (trains, subways, motor vehicles, buses, etc). He belongs to numerous prestigious societies in his field, including the National Association of Traffic Accident ...

RAILROAD EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Unsafe Railroad Conditions Allegedly Cause Workers To Develop Osteoarthritis RAILROAD Expert Case

…  The plaintiff, a carman for the Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company, alleged that he developed osteoarthritis (OA) as a result of …  alleged that this was a direct result of the defendant railroad company’s failure to provide a safe working …  opportunity to observe carmen performing their tasks in railroad yards. The expert testified that over the expert’s years working as …

Railroad Safety Expert Reviews Fatal Train Crash RAILROAD Expert Case

Railroad Safety Expert Reviews Fatal Train Crash

…  at the crossing when the incident took place. An expert in railroad safety was sought to determine if there was any breach in the standard of care on the part of the railroad …

Safety Engineer Evaluates Collision Between Train And School Bus RAILROAD Expert Case

…  normal school bus route did not involve crossing over the railroad tracks, but construction on a main municipal road caused traffic to be re-routed over the railroad tracks. The bus had made it part of the way through the crossing when …

Inadequate Vehicle Maintenance Blamed for Railroad Worker Death RAILROAD Expert Case

…  case involves a railroad worker who was killed while conducting an inspection of a number of railroad cars. The worker was operating a railcar inspection vehicle when he …  maintenance was to blame for the fall. An expert in railroad occupational safety was sought to inspect the site of the accident and …

Accident Reconstruction Expert Evaluates Fatal Train Crossing Crash RAILROAD Expert Case

…  involves a train accident that occurred on an unguarded railroad crossing involving a large work van. At the time of the accident, the …  detour served to guide cars away from a guarded and paved railroad crossing to one that lacked any sort of guarding and was paved with …

Traffic Engineering Expert Opines on Near-Fatal Railway Accident RAILROAD Expert Case

…  a railway intersection with a small intersecting road. A railroad worker was responsible for directing the flow of traffic through the …  been taken down as a part of the construction project. The railroad employee was serving as a flagger at the time of the accident, and had …

Railroad Worker Suffers Permanent Injury From Electric Shock RAILROAD Expert Case

This case takes place in New York and involves a locomotive engineer who was injured while operating the locomotive for a large freight train hauling iron ore. The engineer leaned back in his seat and, without warning, his hand touched unprotected bare wir …