Motorcycles Expert Witnesses

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Motorcycle expert witnesses specialize in a variety of fields, including accident reconstruction, safety standards, mechanical engineering, product liability, and traffic laws. Some of the most common specialties among motorcycle expert witnesses also include helmet safety, brake failure analysis, roadway design defects, rider behavior analysis, and motorcycle maintenance. They have provided opinions on the effects of speed, alcohol or drug impairment, road conditions, vehicle defects, and driver/rider negligence.

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Erin Brian Higinbotham, PEView profile

ID: 60436

Mr. Erin Brian Higinbotham, PE

Mr. Erin Higinbotham has decades of experience in Mechanical Engineering and Crash Reconstruction with a focus on Automotives and Motorcycles. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University. Today, this expert is licensed as a Professional Engineer in 14 states. Formerly, this expert served as a Project Engineer of Emissions Laboratory at Automotive Testing Laboratories,...

Motorcycle Racing & Marketing Expert Witness | PennsylvaniaView profile


Motorcycle Racing & Marketing Expert Witness | Pennsylvania

This avid motorcyclist works in the professional motorcycle racing industry, and has access to motorcycles similar or identical to that described in this case. He was also a track coach for 6 years during his tenure at Pro-Motion and Sportbike Track Time.

Motorcycle Expert Witness | MinnesotaView profile


Motorcycle Expert Witness | Minnesota

This expert has over 25 years of experience in the motorcycle dealership industry, primarily with Harley-Davidson motorcycles. His roles have spanned technical service and operations. In addition to serving as an expert witness and technical consultant, he manages a team of service professionals as the Service Operations Manager for a Harley-Davidson dealership.

Racetrack Safety Expert Witness | North CarolinaView profile


Racetrack Safety Expert Witness | North Carolina

This highly qualified expert has 30 years of experience in the design, construction, and operation for various racing circuits in the world. He holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of London and has been certified as an Instructor in Track Safety by the Sport Car Club of America. He has worked on various motorsports facilities including Formula One and motorcycle circuits. 'He...

Motorcycle Escort and Training Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile


Motorcycle Escort and Training Expert Witness | California

This highly qualified expert formerly served as the supervisor of the California Highway Patrol Academy's Motorcycle Training Unit. He was an active member of the California Highway Patrol for nearly 29 years and is recognized as an expert in motorcycle training and operations. He routinely consults with and provides advice to people and organizations concerned with motorcycle safety and...

Motorcycle Maintenance & training Expert Witness | New MexicoView profile


Motorcycle Maintenance & training Expert Witness | New Mexico

This expert has 15 years experience as a Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified instructor. He is published on all things motorcycling, covering topics such as rider conditioning, motorcycle setup, trip preparation, and travel routes and tips, including interviews with notable motorcycle industry personalities. During the past 40 years, he has competed in, organized, and lead events both on and...

Motocross Events Expert Witness | FloridaView profile


Motocross Events Expert Witness | Florida

This expert has been involved with Motocross for over 35 years and has organized hundreds of races. He began working in sales for Yamaha in Grenoble, France. After moving to the US, he started Desert Only Travel which was the first major motorcycle touring and special event production company. He created and produced numerous motocross races over the years, including Endurocross which was...

ATVs, UTVs, and Off-Road Vehicles Expert Witness | WashingtonView profile


ATVs, UTVs, and Off-Road Vehicles Expert Witness | Washington

This highly qualified expert has over 40 years of experience in the industry of ATVs (all-terrain vehicles), UTVs (side by sides), motorcycle dirt bikes, snowmobiles, dual sport bikes, and some street bike and mountain bicycle issues. He is a former professional motorcycle enduro competitor and competed in the International Six Day Trials where he was the youngest competitor to win a gold medal....

Automobile, Motorcycle, Watercraft, and Light Aircraft Appraisal Expert Witness | FloridaView profile


Automobile, Motorcycle, Watercraft, and Light Aircraft Appraisal Expert Witness | Florida

This well-qualified expert received his BS in hospitality management from Nova SouthEastern University and his MBA from Barry University. He is a member of the American Society of Appraisers, Antique Automobile Club of America, Sports Car Club of America, and Veteran Motor Car Club of America. He has been involved in the collector car and restoration hobby for over 50 years and has formerly...

Motorcycles Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a motorcycle expert witness in legal proceedings?

A motorcycle expert witness provides specialized knowledge about motorcycles, their mechanics, safety standards, and riding practices. They can offer critical insights in cases involving accidents, product liability, or patent disputes.

What types of cases does a motorcycle expert witness typically handle?

Motorcycle expert witnesses often handle personal injury cases, product liability suits related to faulty parts or design, traffic accident reconstruction, and sometimes intellectual property disputes.

How can a motorcycle expert witness help in a personal injury case?

In personal injury cases, they can analyze the circumstances of the accident, determine if any mechanical failures occurred, assess rider behavior, and evaluate helmet and gear effectiveness.

Are there subspecialties within the field of motorcycle expertise?

Yes. Some experts specialize in specific areas like motorcycle engineering, safety gear testing, accident reconstruction, or specific brands and models of motorcycles.

Why is it important to hire a motorcycle expert with experience in my specific type of case?

An expert with experience in your specific case type will have a deeper understanding of the relevant issues and be better equipped to provide compelling testimony that supports your position.

How does Expert Institute select its Motorcycles expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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