Peter M .W. Dill

Mr. Peter M .W. Dill

Dill Engineering & Associates
30100 Town Center Drive, Suite 0-151
Laguna Niguel , CA 92677
Office: 949-249-9057

Introduction

Thirty five years of Automotive Safety Research and Development, Accident Reconstruction, Concept Vehicle Design and Manufacture as a Scientist, Project Manager, Senior Project Engineer, Designer, Development, Manufacturing and Test Engineer. Qualified as a Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction and Bio-Mechanical Engineering Expert in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura, Kern, Alameda and San Bernardino Counties, Alaska, Iowa, Tennessee, Florida, Ohio, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Massachusetts and Texas.

I have thirty-five years of Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction, Automobile and Motorcycle Product Defect, Forensic and Occupant Injury Analysis, Automotive Safety, Vehicle Design, Development, Manufacturing and Test Engineering and Patent Infringement analysis.

Product Design and Manufacturing Defect: Automobile, Truck, Motorcycle, Jet Ski, ATV, Snow Mobile, Golf Cart, Go Cart, Side by Side, Big Rig Truck cases: involving airbags, seatbelts, seats, fuel system fires, transmission part-to-reverse, brakes, tires, axle failures, roof crush, side impact, roll propensity, vehicle handling dynamics, suspension and chassis, design and manufacturing defects, slip and fall, sports accidents (skiing, racing, basketball, football, horse back riding, injury bio-mechanics).


Areas of Expertise

  • Accident Investigation
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Automotive
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Bicycle
  • Biomechanics
  • Black Box/Data Recorder
  • Bus & Truck Safety/Accident
  • Child Safety
  • Construction Site
  • Design Engineering
  • Driver Behavior
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • Failure Analysis
  • Fire
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Forklifts
  • Fuels
  • Golf
  • Helmets
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Labels & Warnings
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Motorcycles
  • Products Liability
  • Safety
  • Safety Engineering
  • Safety Equipment
  • Seat Belts & Air Bags
  • Slip, Trip & Fall
  • Snowmobiles
  • Tires
  • Tractors
  • Traffic/Highway Safety
  • Transportation Safety
  • Trucking
  • Visibility

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.S. Engineering (1968-1972).
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Mi. Automotive Engineering (1967).
University of Michigan, Graduate Studies in Mechanical, Human Factors and Bio-Mechanics


Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Society of Automotive Engineers, since 1973
Super Top Secret (EBI) Clearance with the Department of Defense
Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA), JurisPro.com
NAFE (Forensic Engineers-past), Forensic Expert Witness Association-past), AMA Expert License, CMA Expert License, CMC, CRC, AME, SCK, NCK, WERA, WKA, IKF licenses-past (1980's),
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Teaching: Research “Forensic Air Bag Analysis Methods” by McLay, Jacobson, Dill, Wilder & Nagle. The Iowa Projects: “Air Bags: Promises and Problems” seminar at University of Iowa, (11-2-96). Teaching GM Executive and senior Engineering personnel lecturing included weekly training classes he prepared and presented on such System Engineering concepts as Earned Value financial project management, Configuration Management, Vehicle Validation, Risk Management, Trade Study Methods, Program Controls Process, the Four Phase Process of vehicle design, Work Breakdown Structure, 3-Dimensional Critical Clearance Matrix/documentation, Vehicle Technical Specification, Dynamic Vehicle Subsystem Performance Metrics (such as Digital Signal Processing of transmission shift quality, engine idle quality, engine combustion chamber detonation recognition and suppression and vehicle noise recognition suppression, modulation and warning/service), Engineering Notebook writing and document control, formalized Engineering Design Reviews based on subsystem performance requirements, total vehicle conception, design and manufacture schedule compression through the use of vehicle subsystem and whole body computer software simulations, verification and software tests and validation prior to prototype manufacture, Vehicle Mass Properties Optimization including roll, pitch and yaw inertia dynamics & compilation of System Engineering Tool Kits.
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: 500+
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: I have thirty-five years of Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction, Automobile and Motorcycle Product Defect, Forensic and Occupant Injury Analysis, Automotive Safety, Vehicle Design, Development, Manufacturing and Test Engineering and Patent Infringement analysis.

Product Defect: Automobile, Truck, Motorcycle, Jet Ski, ATV, Off Road Vehicles, Snow Mobile, Golf Cart, Big Rig Truck cases: involving airbags, seatbelts, seats, fuel system fires, transmission part-to-reverse, unintended acceleration, brakes, tires, axle failures, roof crush, side impact, roll propensity, Helmet/Brain Injury testing, vehicle handling dynamics, suspension and chassis, design and manufacturing defects, slip and fall, sports accidents (skiing, racing, basketball, football, horse back riding, injury bio-mechanics).

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: 300+
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2010
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 200-300
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 20-30
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 19 years.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: I have thirty-five years of Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction, Automobile and Motorcycle Product Defect, Forensic and Occupant Injury Analysis, Automotive Safety, Vehicle Design, Development, Manufacturing and Test Engineering and Patent Infringement analysis.

Product Defect: Automobile, Truck, Motorcycle, Jet Ski, ATV, Off Road Vehicles, Snow Mobile, Golf Cart, Big Rig Truck cases: involving airbags, seatbelts, seats, fuel system fires, transmission part-to-reverse, brakes, tires, axle failures, roof crush, side impact, roll propensity, helmet/brain injury testing, vehicle handling dynamics, suspension and chassis, design and manufacturing defects, slip and fall, sports accidents (skiing, racing, basketball, football, horse back riding, injury bio-mechanics).

Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $250.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $250.00
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $350.00 (4 hr. minimum)
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $350.00 (4 hr minimum)
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Portal to portal traveling fees @ $250.00/hr., photographs (digital) $1.00 each.
office/clerical hourly rate $35.00.

References

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