Direct-Examination of Accident Reconstructionist

Maryland Wrongful Death Case

Qualifications
  • NAME BUSINESS ADDRESS
  • EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND
  • CURRENT POSITION
  • NUMBER OF YEARS ON THE FORCE
  • BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON TRAINING
  • BASIC TRAINING
  • SPECIAL TRAINING IN ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION
  • SPECIAL TRAINING IN ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION
  • HOW MANY ACCIDENTS HAVE YOU INVESTIGATED
  • TYPES OF ACCIDENTS YOU INVESTIGATE
  • NUMBER OF YEARS IN ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION
  • WHAT DEGREES, LICENSES, OR CERTIFICATIONS DO YOU HOLD
  • HAVE YOU BEEN QUALIFIED TO TESTIFY IN THE FILED OF ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION BEFORE
  • EXPLAIN WHAT AN AUTO ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION IS TO THE JURY
  • HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE FILED OF ACCIDENT RECON
  • WHO DO YOU DO THE FORENSIC WORK FOR
  • CAN YOU BE HIRED BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO DO AUTO ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTIONS?
  • ARE ALL INVESTIGATING POLICE OFFICERS ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTIONISTS? HOW MANY IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND
  • OFFER AS AN EXPERT IN AUTO ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION
  • WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR INVESTIGATING AN ACCIDENT INVOLVING A DEATH
  • WERE THOSE PROCEDURES FOLLOWED IN THIS CASE
Investigation of the Scene and the Accident
  • WHAT WAS THE DATE OF THE ACCIDENT
  • HOW WERE YOU NOTIFIED ABOUT THE ACCIDENT
  • WHEN DID YOU ARRIVE AT THE SCENE
  • WHERE DID THE ACCIDENT HAPPEN
  • WHAT TIME DID YOU ARRIVE AT THE SCENE
  • DESCRIBE THE AREA AND ROADWAY
  • DESCRIBE THE AREA
  • WIDTH OF THE ROADWAY
  • ANYTHING UNUSUAL ABOUT THE WEATHER
  • HOW MANY LANES ANY INTERSECTIONS NEAR BY
  • ANY OBSTRUCTIONS TO THE DRIVERS VIEWS OF THE AREA WHERE THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED
  • WERE THERE ANY SKID MARKS IN THE ROADWAY
  • WAS THERE ANY DEBRIS IN THE ROADWAY
  • WHERE WAS THE POINT OF IMPACT
  • WHERE DID THE VEHICLES TRAVEL AFTER THE POI
  • ANY DAMAGE TO THE ROADWAY
  • ANY CURVES IN THE ROADWAY
  • ANY HILLS IN THE ROADWAY
  • WHAT IS THE SPEED LIMIT ON THAT ROAD
  • WAS THERE ANY SKID MARKS IN THE ROADWAY
  • WAS THERE ANY DEBRIS IN THE ROADWAY
  • WERE THERE ANY GAUGE MARKS IN THE ROADWAY
  • DID YOU DO COEFFICIENT OR FRICTIONS STUDIES
  • LIGHTING IN THE AREA
  • WHAT WAS THE LIGHTING LIKE IN THE AREA WHERE THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED
  • WERE THE VEHICLES LIGHTS ON
  • WAS A LAB TEST DONE TO SEE IF LIGHTS WERE ON
Describe the Scene When You Got There
  • WERE YOU ABLE TO LOCATE THE DRIVERS OF BOTH VEHICLES
  • WERE ABLE TO SPEAK TO THE DRIVERS
  • WERE YOU ABLE TO SPEAK TO ANY WITNESSES
  • THE DRIVER THAT WAS STILL THERE, WHAT WAS HIS VERSION OF WHAT HAPPENED
  • DID YOU EXAMINE BOTH OF THE VEHICLES
  • DESCRIBE THE VEHICLES AND THE DAMAGE THEY HAD FROM THE AUTO ACCIDENT
  • WHERE DID BOTH THE VEHICLES COME TO REST
  • HOW WERE THE VEHICLES REMOVED FROM THE SCENE
  • WHAT IS YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE DIRECTIONS OF THE VEHICLES BEFORE IMPACT
  • WHERE PICTURES TAKEN AND REVIEWED BY YOU
  • WHERE MEASUREMENTS TAKEN
POINT OF IMPACT
  • ARE YOU ABLE TO DETERMINE THE POINT OF IMPACT AFTER INVESTIGATING AN ACCIDENT
  • WHAT DATA OR FACTS DO YOU USE TO MAKE THIS DETERMINATION
  • WHAT ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES DO YOU USE
  • DO YOU HAVE AN OPINION WITHIN A REASONABLE DEGREE OF ENGINEERING PROBABILITY AS TO THE POI
  • WHAT IS YOUR OPINION AS TO THE POINT OF IMPACT
  • SPEED OF THE DEFENDANT’S VEHICLE
  • ARE YOU ABLE TO DETERMINE THE SPEED OF A VEHICLE UPON IMPACT AFTER INVESTIGATING AN ACCIDENT
  • WHAT DATA OR FACTS DO YOU USE TO MAKE THIS DETERMINATION
  • WHAT ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES ARE USED
    COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION - ROAD SURFACE
    ENERGY ABSORPTION OF THE VEHICLES
    HOW FAR THE VEHICLES TRAVELED
  • DO YOU HAVE AN OPINION WITHIN A REASONABLE DEGREE OF ENGINEERING PROBABILITY AS TO THE SPEED OF THE DEFENDANT'S AUTOMOBILE
  • WHAT IS YOUR OPINION AS TO THE SPEED THE DEFENDANT WAS TRAVELING BEFORE HE CROSSED OVER THE DOUBLE YELLOW LINES
  • WHAT WAS HIS SPEED WHEN HE HIT THE BUS

WHY DID THIS ACCIDENT HAPPEN

DID YOU FILE AN ACCIDENT REPORT

WAS A FATAL ACCIDENT SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT DONE

WAS A BLOOD TEST DONE ON THE DEFENDANT

HOW WAS THE DEFENDANT FOUND

DISPOSITION OF THE DEFENDANT’S CASE

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