Dr. Charles E. Benedict, Ph.D., P.E.

BEC Consulting, LLC
3660 Hartsfield Road
Tallahassee , FL 32303
Mobile: 850-591-8692
Office: 850-558-3100
Fax: 850-575-8454

Dr. Benedict is an Electro-mechanical Engineer specializing in accident reconstruction; fire cause analysis for vehicles, construction and processing, people movers, and other electro-mechanical systems; product failure analysis, product development and machine design. He has been qualified numerous times as an expert in federal and state courts in many states, including Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Maryland, Oregon New Mexico, Wisconsin, South Carolina, California, Texas, Washington, Oklahoma, Missouri, Ohio and others.

BEC Consulting, LLC focuses on forensic engineering (accident reconstruction) and consulting engineering and is also involved in the research, development and design of products and systems. Our engineering team represents a variety of engineering disciplines; mechanical, biomechanical, biomedical, civil, safety, industrial, metallurgy and materials. This diversity enables us to reconstruct a variety of types of accidents; automobile, truck, aircraft, boat, train, bicycle, ATV, product, roadway design, electrocution, fire and explosion, slip/trip and fall, "black box" (EDR), and more. The BEC services include investigation and documentation of the scene, engineering analysis, and creating all types of graphics in-house to support the engineering analysis during testimony in deposition and trial.

Areas of Expertise
  • Accident Investigation
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Automotive
  • Bicycle
  • Biomechanics
  • Black Box/Data Recorder
  • Burn Injury
  • Bus & Truck Safety/Accident
  • Construction Safety
  • Electrical
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Failure Analysis
  • Fire
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Ladders & Scaffolds
  • Machine Guarding
  • Mapping & Surveying
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Motorcycles
  • Occupational Medicine
  • OSHA
  • Products Liability
  • Railroad
  • Seat Belts & Air Bags
  • Slip, Trip & Fall
  • Traffic/Highway Safety

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: State of Florida P.E. No. 17229
State of Georgia P.E. No. 23538
State of Alabama P.E. No. 26378-E
State of South Carolina P.E. No.23491
Board Certified Forensic Examiner No. 631

University of Florida:
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Florida State University:
B.S. in Mathematics with Engineering Science Minor
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Benedict, Charles E. “Biomechanics of Motor Vehicle Accidents.” Lynn University Course on Biomechanical Trauma, Miami, FL, May 17, 2002.

Benedict, Charles E. “Accident Reconstruction, Collision Dynamics and Injury Mechanisms.” Lynn University Course on Biomechanical Trauma, Miami, FL, October 18, 1996.

Benedict, Charles E. “Accident Reconstruction, Collision Dynamics and Injury Mechanisms.” Lynn University Course on Biomechanical Trauma, Miami, FL, May 10, 1995.

Benedict, Charles E. “Accident Reconstruction: Capturing the Jury's Attention.” Risk Insurance Management Society Conference, Naples, FL, August 18, 1995.

Benedict, Charles E. “Finding, Understanding and Utilizing the Coefficient of Friction.” Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National College of Advocacy Conference, Dallas, TX, September 23, 1995.
Benedict, Charles E. “Accident Reconstruction, Collision Dynamics and Injury Mechanisms.” Lynn University Course on Biomechanical Trauma, Miami, FL, January 20, 1994.

Benedict, Charles E. “The Coloney Ammunition Loading System.” American Defense Preparedness Association – Loading, Assembly & Packing Ammunition Technology, 1978.

Benedict, Charles E. “Dynamics of Machinery.” NSF Workshop, Oklahoma State University, 1971.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, scene inspection and documentation including accurate mapping using survey gear, evidence inspection and documentation, testing, microscopic examinations, evidence storage including vehicles.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel time is billed portal to portal, travel expenses are billed. Private aircraft may be used for travel. All copies are billed, evidence storage is billed, and usage of specialized equipment is billed.



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