Introduction

The Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities reported in May 2018 that 184 people had died from accidents involving heavy trucks in the previous year, from 163 fatal crashes. This is disproportionately higher than the number of vehicle registrations and road kilometres travelled would account for.

Experts specialising in truck accidents will be well versed in a number of fields: mechanical, automotive, electrical, and electronic engineering, road laws pertaining to long-distance freight hauling, and have experience investigating accidents involving trucks.

Specialists working in this field are familiar with safety systems in trucks to safeguard against possible accidents or failures. They must also adhere to industry regulations and safety standards when designing, manufacturing, installing and maintaining equipment to ensure the highest levels of safety.

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.

Expertise in Action

Experts in this field are often required in cases and insurance claims involving accidents that involve a truck. The mechanical designs and automotive parts may be a major factor in the cause of accidents and experts are experienced in using their knowledge and experience to determine the cause of such accidents. They also often use methods such as accident reconstruction to determine the cause of accidents.

Sample Reports

For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.

Cost

The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:

  • The need for a view or inspection of a location
  • The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
  • Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
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Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative continues to support safety programs that benefit the heavy vehicle industry and the community.

Relevant Cases BERVELING -v- INSURANCE COMMISSION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA [2017] WADC 163

A road cyclist sustained serious injuries when a truck passed him. An expert witness provided opinion as to the likely effects of the aerodynamic flow around a truck and the differing pressures created by the truck on any object it passes.

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Profiles of Experts in Engineering - Truck accidents

Below are short profiles of a few experts with expertise in this field. Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget. Expert Experts are experts in finding the right expert for your needs and you pay no more to use Expert Experts than if you searched and found the expert yourself.

  • #ID3450

Engineer – crash investigations, structural impact and stress engineering

ID3450 has over 25 years’ experience and is an expert in vehicle & structural crashworthiness, crash & incident investigations & reconstruction, human injury prevention, crash & laboratory testing, computer simulation of crashes, impacts & injury mechanisms, structural impact and stress engineering.


  • #ID11348

Forensic and Safety Engineer / Road Safety

ID11348 is a highly experienced and skilled expert in the fields of forensic and safety engineering, with over 25 years’ experience in the field. He has provided litigation support and quality expert reports for hundreds of cases.


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