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Profile: John Tyson, BS, MS, JD, PE, FACFEI

AR Tech Forensic Experts Inc.
18075 Ventura Blvd, Ste 209
Encino, CA 91316
Phone: 818-952-7209 Cell 818-317-1964
Fax: 818-952-7209

John Tyson is a Registered Professional Engineer, Consulting Engineer and Licensed Engineering Contractor. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Engineering and Technology and the American Board of Forensic Examiners. Mr. Tyson has more than twenty four years full time experience in Accident Reconstruction, Safety and Forensic Engineering. He has investigated, analyzed and reconstructed more than three thousand accidents. He has supervised and trained many Engineers and Physicists in the field of Forensic Engineering. He has testified on several hundred occasions on a variety of aspects of Accident Reconstruction for both plaintiff and defense in depositions, arbitrations, civil and criminal, Municipal and Superior Court trials. He has been a Court appointed expert in numerous criminal trials with charges ranging from Manslaughter to First Degree murder. He has testified for individuals, major insurance companies, the California State Compensation Fund, Law Offices , County and City agencies. He is a consultant and provides engineering and safety expertise to many West Coast Cities including the cities of Los Angeles, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Santa Monica, Ontario, Fountain Valley. He is an Engineering Consultant to many theme parks and public arenas including Walt Disney, Six Flags, Raging Waters, Los Angeles and Anaheim convention centers, Pasadena Rosebowl, Anaheim Stadium etc.


BS (Honors) Mechanical & Civil Engineering, Leeds University, England, 1980
MS Applied Mechanics, Cranfield Institute of Technology, 1983

Registered Professional Engineer

Licensed Engineering Contractor


American College of Forensic Examiners (FACFE) - Fellow
American Board of Forensic Engineering & Technology (DABFET) - Diplomate
Institute of Diagnostic Engineers (M. Diag. Eng)
Nat Society of Professional Engineers
American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
Society of Automotive Engineers SAE)
American Board of Forensic Medicine (DABFM) - Diplomate
National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS)
International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO)
Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators (SATAI)
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES)
Accreditation Commission of Traffic Accident Reconstructionists (ACTAR)

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Area(s) of Expertise

John Tyson offers expert services in Accident Reconstruction, including the following areas:

  • Vehicle Accident Reconstruction
  • Dynamics of Vehicular Collision (all types)
  • Computer Simulations
  • 3D Real Time COLOR ANIMATION of Multi-vehicle Collisions
  • Evaluation of Different Angles of Viewing Perspective (including placement of viewing camera inside moving vehicle or target vehicle)
  • Skid Analysis
  • Computer-interfaced Skid testing
  • Full Scale Testing of Buses, Trucks, Automobiles, Bicycles
  • Investigation of Systemic Failure of Vehicular Systems (including brakes, steering, etc.)
  • Occupant Kinematics
  • Premises Liability
  • State Code Compliance
  • Slip/Trip and Fall
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Specialty in Tribology (study of friction wear & lubrication theory)
  • Coefficient of Friction Testing
  • Lighting and Acoustical Analysis
  • Testing of Flooring for Public Safety
  • Fires
  • Stairways, Ramps, Handrails, Guardrails, Exits, Sidewalks
  • ADA Compliance
  • Building Code Compliance (UBC, LABC, LAMC)
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Machine Guarding
  • Safety Analysis
  • Design Analysis of Machinery and Plant
  • Automatic Gates, Ladders, Scaffolding, Appliances
  • Design/Failure Analysis
  • Product Liability
  • Product Reliability and Efficiency
  • Product Evaluation (shoe manufacturers, footwear, floor products, etc.)
  • Failure to warn
  • Code Compliance (OSHA, ANSI, ASTM, UL, etc.)
  • Manufacturing Defects
  • Human Factors/Visibility
  • Vehicle Accident Reconstruction
  • Marine
  • Small Vessel Accident Investigation
  • Underwater Evaluations (NAUI, BSAC certified)