Doug C Shapiro

Mr. Doug C Shapiro

Shapiro & Associates
PO Box 514
Little River , CA 95456
Mobile: 415-945-3278
Office: 707-937-1754
Introduction

Shapiro & Associates is a Bicycle Operational Standard of Care Consulting Company that provides superior consulting and expert witness services for bicycle-related litigations. We testify throughout the United States for personal injury lawyers, government agencies, and insurance companies. Doug Shapiro is a two-time Olympic cyclist, Coors Classic champion, the third American to compete in and finish the Tour de France and inducted into the Cycling Hall of Fame as a member of the first US Cycling team to ever compete in the Tour de France.

Doug Shapiro's expertise includes the analysis of the condition and maintenance of the bicycle at the time of the incident, including but not limited to, the brake cables and brake pads, the tires, the shifting mechanism and drive train, the wheels, fork seat, seat post and binder bolts. The standard of care related to the assembly and fitting of the bicycle to the consumer for the safe rider operation of the bicycle. The standard of care in terms of instructing the consumer/rider about the safe use of the bicycle and its components. The standard of care regarding the condition of bicycle and of said bicycle with respect to safety. The standard of care regarding the safe operation of the bicycle and of the said bicycle with respect to safety. The expectations of cyclists operating bicycles on the roadway and warnings posted thereon and adjacent thereto when obstructions are present on the roadway.


Areas of Expertise
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Bicycle
  • Driver Behavior
  • Human Factors
  • Products Liability
  • Safety
  • Safety Equipment
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Tires
  • Traffic/Highway Safety

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: -University of Florida, 1982 Associate of Arts
-League of American Bicyclist Safety Classes
-Barnett’s Bicycle Mechanics School
-Smart Routes to School Safety Classes
-Basic Street Skills Bicycle Safety Classes for Adults
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: League of American Bicyclists
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Bicycle Operation as it relates to Safety
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: Over 350
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Analysis of the condition and maintenance of the bicycle at the time of the incident, including but not limited to, the brake cables and brake pads, the tires, the shifting mechanism and drive train, the wheels, fork seat, seat post and binder bolts. The standard of care related to the assembly and fitting of the bicycle to the consumer for the safe rider operation of the bicycle. The standard of care in terms of instructing the consumer/rider about the safe use of the bicycle and its components. The standard of care regarding the condition of bicycle and of said bicycle with respect to safety. The standard of care regarding the safe operation of the bicycle and of the said bicycle with respect to safety. The expectations of cyclists operating bicycles on the roadway and warnings posted thereon and adjacent thereto when obstructions are present on the roadway.

Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 60
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 40
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Over 300
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: June, 2020
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 15
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 15
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 30
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Bicycle-related litigation is complex. It involves various issues unique to cycling, the rider, and the equipment.

-Bicycle Accident Scene Inspection
-Bicycle Inspection and Analysis
-Bicycle Rider and Behavioral Analysis
-Bicycle Operation Relating to Safety and Maintenance
-Mechanical issues Involving Bicycle Forks, Brakes, Wheels, Drive Trains, and Other Components
-Material Expertise in Aluminum, Steel, and Carbon Fiber
-Case Evaluation and Pre-Trial Consultation
-Field Investigation
-Preparation and Presentation of Evidence
-Product Liability
-Roadway Assessment
-Video Creation and Presentation
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $275
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $275
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $450
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $450
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel Time $100

References

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