Mr. Peak has over fifteen years of experience as a mechanical expert and Certified Accident Reconstructionist with extensive experience in vehicular accident reconstruction, the determination of mechanical defects, and the determination of fire cause and origin in vehicles. He has experience and training in the investigation of multiple accident reconstruction scenarios including passenger vehicles, motorcycle, pedestrian, low speed collisions, staged collisions, and commercial vehicle/heavy truck reconstruction evaluations.
Mr. Peak is also a certified ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence), Master Automotive Technician, and a Medium/Heavy Truck Technician certified in brakes and air brake systems. To become ASE certified, he passed a battery of challenging examinations covering all vehicular components. He has also worked as a full-time mechanic where he performed service on a broad range of vehicles.
Mr. Peak has conducted hundreds of mechanical failure inspections including brake failures, steering system failures, sudden accelerations, wheel/tire failures, suspension failures, transmission failures, electrical system failures, and engine failures. These inspections were performed on multiple vehicles types including commercial vehicles, farm equipment, passenger vehicles, and motorcycles. In addition to vehicular inspections, he has conducted failure and defect analysis on consumer and industrial products.
Prior to completing his mechanical engineering degree, Mr. Peak worked in the field of law enforcement where he specialized in traffic enforcement, traffic accident investigation, and traffic homicide investigation. This background, together with his career as a mechanical expert and certified accident reconstructionist, has given him extensive experience testifying in court on cases involving vehicle accidents in both the criminal and civil arenas. Mr. Peak also has experience in the field of vehicle design, having worked with Ford Motor Company in their prototype division at the proving grounds in Naples, Florida. He assisted engineers in the development and evaluation of prototype vehicles.FORENSIC SERVICES: Accident Reconstruction Services, Crash Data Recorders, Trucking Accident Reconstruction, Automotive Evaluations, Infotainment Downloads, Key Analysis & Post-Theft Evaluations, Equipment Evaluations, HVAC Evaluations, Fire Investigations, Engineering Laboratory, Product Liability Evaluations, Low Speed Impact Cases: Current Challenges & Solutions, Heavy Equipment Failures, Recording Vehicle Speed & Distance Traveled, Automotive SIU Evaluations