Grahme Fischer, P.E.

Mr. Grahme Fischer, P.E.

Technical Problem Solvers, Inc.
900 Wheeler Road, Suite 200
Hauppauge , NY 11788-2957
Office: 631-361-3401
Fax: 631-361-3461

Introduction

Mr. Grahme Fischer has over 40 years of experience practicing various aspects of mechanical and forensic engineering. He has conducted and/or supervised many hundreds of accident investigations involving automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians and roadways, often using state-of-the-art computer software for analysis, for creating static visual descriptions, or for 3-D animations which illustrate an accident reconstruction. Clients have frequently praised the quality and clarity of his written reports and some attorneys have described him as “the leading accident reconstructionist in New York.”

Credentials
-Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, cited by the engineering and applied science faculty of Columbia for an “outstanding achievement”

-Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Manhattan College

-Expert witness testimony pertaining to vehicle accident reconstruction and mechanical engineering cases in civil litigation, appearing at depositions and trials for both plaintiff and defense clients

-Founding member and Director of the New York Statewide Traffic Accident Reconstruction Society, Inc. (NYSTARS, with a membership of over 250 persons)

-Editor of the peer-reviewed newsletter, "NYSTARS News"

-Invited lecturer at trial lawyers association meetings and at accident reconstruction seminars

-Professional Engineer (New York)


Areas of Expertise:

Automobile collisions
-vehicle to vehicle, high to low speeds
-vehicle to pole or barrier
-bumper override collisions
-closing speed from traditional crush analysis
-rollovers
-momentum analysis
-seatbelt systems: inspection, test, and analysis
-occupant kinematics
-occupant injury (fractures and contact)

Truck collisions
-braking analysis
-rollover
-driver vision studies
-closing speed from structural deformation analysis
-momentum analysis
-override
-truck conspicuity/visibility

Motorcycle collisions

Bicyclist and pedestrian collisions with vehicles

Roadway and signage issues
-photogrammetric reconstruction of accident scene
-interpretation of road scars
-signage for roadway maintenance
-AASHTO criteria for roadway design
-positive guidance

Conduct and direct tests to provide information for accident reconstruction and occupant kinematic analyses
-seatbelt constraint on occupant movement
-vehicle collisions
-seatbelt system spool out, deflection, and strength

Extensive use of PC-Crash software for three-dimensional vehicle collision analysis, motion simulation, and visual exhibits


Areas of Expertise

  • Accident Investigation
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • All Terrain Vehicles (ATV)
  • Automotive
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Bicycle
  • Biomechanics
  • Black Box/Data Recorder
  • Bus & Truck Safety/Accident
  • Construction
  • Corrosion
  • Demonstrative Evidence/Exhibits
  • Design Engineering
  • Driver Behavior
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Failure Analysis
  • Fatigue
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Forklifts
  • Glass
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Latches & Fasteners
  • Lifts
  • Lighting & Illumination
  • Mapping & Surveying
  • Materials
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Motorcycles
  • Personal Injury
  • Photogrammetry
  • Private Investigators
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Engineering
  • Railroad
  • Seat Belts & Air Bags
  • Slip, Trip & Fall
  • Structural Engineering
  • Tires
  • Tractors
  • Traffic/Highway Safety
  • Tribology
  • Vibration Analysis
  • Visibility
  • Wrongful Death

References

References upon request.