David W. Kassekert, PE

Mechanical Engineer / Accident Reconstruction
dwkassekert@forensicexp.com

Education

M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1975
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1969
Graduate, Automotive Engineering, Chrysler Institute of Engineering, 1969
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1967

Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer – Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky

Areas of specialization
  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Crash data recorders
  • Visibility
  • Low speed rear impacts
  • Vehicle fires
  • Occupant kinematics
  • Vehicle dynamics and handling
  • Product and equipment accidents
Professional Affiliations
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Association for Iron and Steel Technology
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers
  • National Association of Forensic Engineers, Fellow
  • National Association of Professional Reconstructionists

Since 1989, Mr. Kassekert has conducted technical investigations of over 1000 motor vehicle accidents, typically focusing on issues such as speed, impact severity, seat belt use, driver evasion potential, visibility and the interpretation of crash recorder data. Mr. Kassekert has investigated accidents involving passenger cars, trucks and vans, heavy-trucks and commercial vehicles, motorcycle, bicycles and pedestrians.

With additional experience in industry, Mr. Kassekert has also been involved in determining the causes of equipment and product accidents in industrial settings.

Mr. Kassekert has testified, for both plaintiff and defense, over 300 times in the last 20 years.

A current CV is available on request.