Expert witness candidates specializing in trailers and trailer technology typically have extensive experience as mechanical engineers, accident investigation specialists, automotive engineers, and/or have experience as a truck drivers. Oftentimes, the selected expert is a member of an industry organization such as the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers and/or the North American Trailer Dealers Association. A trailer expert witness must not only have the requisite substantive expertise but also must possess the ability to explain evidence to a judge and jury.
A specialist in trailers and associated technology could provide expert testimony in a personal injury case, a product liability case, truck accident case, negligence, motor vehicle accident, or tractor trailer incident. Matters requiring expert witness service relating to trailers could also involve intellectual property, such as patent infringement litigation, trade secret disputes or trade dress issues. Litigation support by a trailer expert could include accident reconstruction, failure analysis, expert opinion, an expert report, and expert witness testimony in court. In addition, clients may seek an automotive or trucking industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Trailer experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Trailer landscape.
This expert is a long-time collector and restoration expert of the earliest Willys- and Ford-manufactured MB and GPW world War II family of Jeeps; this expert purchased a 1942 Willys, MB, slat grill while still in high school. This expert has been a member of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA) for many years, and serves as a Technical Advisor for Ton MB/GPW Jeeps and Converto Airborne Dump trailers. This expert also serves as a Judge at MPVA conventions. A Lead Special Operations Forces (SOF) Work Cell Controller for a defense contractor, responsible for the training of military personnel assigned to the SOF cell during War Fighter Exercises (WFX) and Mission Readiness Exercises (MRX), this expert authored a major revision of a GPW restoration guide. This expert is a contributor to MPVAs "Supply Line" publication and is recognized as an MB and GPW Jeep expert.
This expert has a varied but specific experience in towing and trailering equipment, bumper pull and gooseneck hitches and safety chains for auxiliary connections. This expert is a member in the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers and the North American Trailer Dealers Association, with many years' experience in the automotive and towing/trailer field. This expert is widely recognized as the "guru" in the field having participated in safety standards committees and having consulted in numerous patent and product liability cases centered on towing and trailer accessories and the compatible OEM and Tier I supplier automotive designs. This expert has worked on over 60 cases and has testified in the ITC, PTAB, and numerous Federal District and state courts.
This expert is Professor Emeritus in a College of Engineering. This expert has been retained in numerous cases nationally and internationally involving towing apparatus, passenger cars, trucks, ATCs, ATVs motorhomes and motorcycles. This expert is well-known and respected for expertise in braking systems, engine and electrical issues as well as fire cause and origin. This expert is a very credible mechanical engineer, with a Ph.D. and is a former professor whose career focus has been in the automotive field.
This expert has focused a consulting, engineering and design practice on towing and trailering equipment, heavy equipment, mobile equipment, and oil/gas drilling equipment, much of which is hitch mounted. This expert has analyzed and performed testing on multiple trailer auxiliary connections (safety chains/cables) and has researched federal, state, and SAE standards for trailer auxiliary connections. This expert is a member of the NATM (National Association of Trailer Manufacturers) and NATDA (North American Trailer Dealers Association. This expert is responsible for ground up designs of 5th wheel style trailers and has performed structural analyses on small and large flatbed trailers and enclosed utility trailers (bumper pull and gooseneck). This expert has also designed mounting platers, and various hitch-mounted products.
This expert has many years' experience as a consultant and testifying expert in all CMV (Truck) matters from vehicle crashes to freight loading/off- loading matters, having handled over 1,000 of such freight cases. In addition to this expert's years of experience responding to and/or investigating truck crashes, this expert spent several years behind the wheel as an 18-wheeler CMV tractor-trailer driver. In this expert's overall driving experience, this expert was a driver of low-boys (flatbeds), dry-van trailers and cargo-tanks. During this expert's experience as a CMV operator, this expert became extensively experienced as to both driving, loading and offloading of van trailers, load securement on drop-decks (flatbeds) and cargo-tanks.