We are pleased to announce that Mr. Eric Burson has joined the U.S. Forensic team in Lafayette, LA. Mr. Burson obtained his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Following his retirement from the Louisiana State Police after a 25 year career, Eric began work in the private sector as an accident reconstructionist and motor carrier safety compliance specialist. Eric is recognized as an expert in the field of traffic accident reconstruction, commercial vehicle reconstruction, commercial vehicle inspections and commercial vehicle regulations. Eric has attended numerous accident reconstruction courses, first becoming a testifying expert in 2003.
Accident Reconstruction Experience
Eric became an Accident Reconstructionist in 2002. In 2004, Eric became a Motor Carrier Sergeant, conducting over 5,500 commercial vehicle inspections throughout his career. Eric maintained his Level 1 inspection certification and attended quarterly Motor Carrier In-Services until his retirement in May of 2018. Because of Eric’s extensive knowledge of Commercial Vehicle Regulations, Commercial Vehicle Inspections and Commercial Vehicle Reconstruction, he was tendered an expert witness these fields in 2018. Based on his extensive background commercial vehicles, Eric was selected to teach upcoming Commercial Vehicle Reconstruction classes for Northwestern University. Just before his retirement, Eric assisted Northwestern University, with TAR 1 and TAR 2, teaching Heavy Vehicle Reconstruction and Motorcycle Reconstruction to a class of Louisiana State Troopers.
- FMCSA Commercial Vehicle Inspections – Level 1 – Level 3, Cargo Tanks, Hazardous Materials, Motor Coach
- Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Operator and Analyst
- Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorder Operator and Analyst
- Interactive Driver Response Research
Qualified as an Expert Witness
- Accident Investigation
- Accident Reconstruction
- Heavy Vehicle Reconstruction
- Motorcycle Reconstruction
- Vehicle Lamp Examinations
- Commercial Vehicle Regulations (FMCSR 49)
- Commercial Vehicle Inspections