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Gary E. Kilpatrick


Gary E. Kilpatrick, PE, NSPE, NAFE

When you think of Gary, know that he is a:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Forensic Engineer
  • Machine Design Engineer
  • Manufacturing and Process Engineer
  • Motorcyclist and ATV Expert, Rider and Enthusiast
  • Traffic Accident Reconstruction Engineer

 

Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University (Emphasis in Machine Design and Design Safety) Class of 1990.

Licensed Professional Engineer in 12 states and the District of Columbia currently: NC, SC, VA, WV, GA, FL, TN, NJ, MI, MD, LA, MS and Washington DC.

Traffic accident reconstruction engineer and expert concerning motor vehicles and commercial heavy trucks.

Motorcycle expert in accident reconstruction, motorcycle safety and product defect and failure analyses. Avid motorcycle rider and enthusiast for over 30 years. Has logged thousands of hours of off-road aggressive motocross style trail riding. Card carrying member of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and the Harley Owners Group (HOG).

ATV expert in accident reconstruction, ATV safety and product defect and failure analyses. Avid ATV rider and enthusiast for several years. Member of the All-Terrain Vehicle Association (ATVA).

Investigated cases involving (a partial list of cases are):
Traffic Accident Reconstructions: including accident root cause analysis, product defect and failure analysis, vehicle velocity determination, dynamic motor vehicle crash data report retrieval (CDR) and report analysis, heavy truck accidents, school bus accidents, airbag deployment issues, axle shaft failure, tire failure accidents, suspension system failure, motor vehicle suspension coil spring compressor tool failure, lamp filament analysis, motor vehicle inspections; the creation of computer based dynamic motor vehicle crash simulations videos;
Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction: including accident root cause analysis, product defect and failure analysis, engine failure; engine throttle failure; steering failure, brake failure, voltage regulator failure, tire failure, lamp filament analysis, drive train guarding failure, primary chain drive failure, the creation of computer based dynamic motor vehicle crash simulations videos;
ATV/ROHV Accident Reconstruction: including accident root cause analysis, and product defect and failure analysis, roll-over accidents, location of center of mass, misuse of ATV accident, engine throttle accident, engine carburetor failure, accident caused by engine recoil starter; the creation of computer based dynamic ATV crash simulations videos;

Submitted written reports in both state and federal court cases. Testified as an expert witness in both deposition and trial.

Product development engineer.

Mr. Kilpatrick has prepared and given presentations on forensic engineering topics to professional engineering societies, community colleges, university student engineering societies, paralegal associations, and casualty insurance adjusters. Mr. Kilpatrick has written technical papers some of which have been peer reviewed.