David A. Casteel

David A. Casteel

Casteel Accident Reconstruction, Inc.
1920 Cordell Court Suite #102
El Cajon, CA 92020
Office: 619-937-0502
Fax: 619-937-0507

• Published author on collision analysis
• Extensive teaching and speaking engagements
• Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers
• Former Arbitrator, Accident Review Board, San Diego Transit Authority
• Designed Traffic Investigative Training Program for San Diego Police Department.
• Qualified expert in Accident Investigation and Accident Reconstruction, Superior and Municipal Court, California
• Qualified expert in Federal Court, United States District Court

Casteel Accident Reconstruction, Inc. works with other expert witnesses to produce 2D & 3D computer animation to present expert opinions as demonstrative evidence. Production is not limited to accident investigation. Please contact our Animation Production Department for further information.

Areas of Expertise
  • Accident Investigation
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Aerial Photography
  • Automotive
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Bicycle
  • Biomechanics
  • Black Box/Data Recorder
  • Bus & Truck Safety/Accident
  • Crime Scene Analysis
  • Demonstrative Evidence/Exhibits
  • Lighting & Illumination
  • Mapping & Surveying
  • Motorcycles
  • Multimedia
  • Seat Belts & Air Bags
  • Traffic/Highway Safety
  • Visibility

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: • Bachelor of Science Degree, Mathematics, National University
• Associate of Arts Degree, Psychology, San Diego Evening College
• Completion of 18 Upper Division Units, Psychology, Chapman College
(Additional education background detailed in Mr. Casteel's full C.V.)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Full Member
• Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators
• Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine
• The National Association of Professional Accident Reconstructionists
• San Diego County Accident Investigators Association (Vice-President)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: • Instructor of Advanced Accident Investigation at Miramar College, San Diego Community College District
• Instructor at Academy in Advanced Collision Investigation, including Skidmark Analysis, Time/Distance Studies
• Miracosta Community College, Basic Accident Investigation, four (4) hour class
• Riverside Academy of Justice, Human Factors, seven (7) hour class and an eight (8) hour class on Pedestrian Problems
• Lecture to DMV Heads (Mexico), Recognition/Documentation/Analysis of Physical Evidence at Traffic Collision Scenes
• Lecture to City Attorney’s Office, Basic Collision Investigation and Accident Reconstruction
• Lecture to American Public Transit Association (APTA), Risk Management Program
• Lecture to Pacific Coast Gas Association, Accident Prevention Committee Meeting
• Lecture to San Diego Insurance Adjusters Association
• Lecture to San Diego Trial Lawyers Association, Low Speed Impact Profile
• Lecture to Lawyers and Judges convention attendees on Human Factors in Accident Reconstruction
• Lecture to Lawyers and Judges convention attendees on The Role of Human, Vehicle and Environmental Factors in Traffic Accident Cases
• Lecture to the Combined Claims Conference attendees on Accident Scene Investigation and Reconstruction.
• University of California, Riverside - Human Factors, eight (8) hour class
• Defendant’s Expert at the American Law Firm Association International Mock Trial and Practical Skills - Seminar: Truckers on Trial, Newport Beach, April 2004
• Pedestrian collision reconstruction, Casteel, Beck & Associates lecture series, El Cajon, CA, March 2005
• Pedestrian collision reconstruction, Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators, San Diego, November 2005
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: I have been an accident investigator since 1979 and investigated more than 5,000 accidents. In the past ten years I have been retained as an expert in more than 1,500 cases.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Land based vehicular accident investigation and reconstruction involving automobiles, motorcycles, pedestrians, off-road vehicles, semi tractor / trailers, public transportation vehicles including busses and light rail, locomotive and cargo trains.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: In the past ten years,
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: In the past ten years


References upon request.