David A. Thompson, PhD - Human Factors Expert

David A. Thompson

Professor Emeritus of Industrial Engineering
   and Engineering Management
Department of Management Science and Engineering
Stanford University, Stanford, California.

President, Portola Associates, Inc.
Incline Village, Nevada


Analysis and Reconstruction of Human Performance and Errors in:

Vehicle Operation
Auto-Rail Crossing Collisions
Pedestrian Activities
Playground Activities
Construction and Maintenance
Machine Operation & Guarding
Industrial Accidents
Warnings and Instructions
Slip, Trip and Fall
Product Liability Incidents
Maritime Vessel Accidents
Accident Biomechanics

Analysis and Reconstruction - includes cognitive assessment and computer modeling of human activities as appropriate, and written reports and testimony as needed. I am familiar with ANSI, ASTM, and International Building Codes related to human activities. I am a:

Registered Professional Industrial Engineer
Board Certified Diplomate in Forensic Engineering
Board Certified Professional Ergonomist
Fellow, National Academy of Forensic Engineering

I have been retained in over 1000 cases, and have provided expert witness testimony in more than 100 cases in State and Federal Courts throughout the United States for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.

Please call or email to discuss expert assistance in a litigation case in which the cause of an injury or death is human error, or alleged to be human error but may not be.

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