Eugene Vanderpol

Executive Vice President
Accident Reconstruction, Biomechanics

Eugene Vanderpol is an Executive Vice President in Biomechanics and Accident Reconstruction for Aperture Carlsbad (formerly VA Forensics), a forensic engineering firm specializing in biomechanical injury analysis, accident reconstruction, human factors, and slip/trip and falls.

Eugene has worked for both plaintiffs and defendants to provide expert testimony in both state and federal courts nationwide. By representing both sides, Eugene has a unique understanding of the court’s process and knows the strengths and weaknesses for both plaintiff and defense cases. Aperture is one of the few companies in the United States that provides both biomechanics and accident reconstruction analyses. This is cost efficient for attorneys because they are essentially hiring two experts for the price of one.

Eugene has experience as a guest lecturer, speaking on the topic of the Biomechanics to multiple classrooms. He is a member of many professional organizations and societies, including the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE), and National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialist (NAPARS).

Eugene's Expertise

  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Slip/Trip and Fall
  • Testifying Expert


Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering Design with an emphasis in Biomechanics, San Diego State University, December 1993

  • Recipient of Graduate Equity Fellowship for graduate research. Research was in the specific field of Biomechanics and its engineering parameterization.

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Design/Biomechanics, San Diego State University, December 1991

Professional Certifications

  Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), October 1995

  • Mechanical Engineering licensure through examination by the California Department of Consumer Affairs. License number M-29992.

Accredited, The Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR), January 1998

  • Recognition for academic achievement, completion of accident specific training, and applied experience in the field of Accident Reconstruction through examination.

Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT), June 1998

  • Certified through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Trained in evaluating the nature and extent of traumatic and/or medical conditions, as well as the administration of emergency pre-hospital medical care. 

Work Experience

Aperture LLC, Carlsbad, (formerly VA Forensics), July 1998 - Present, Executive Vice President – Biomechanics and Accident Reconstruction

  • Specializing in forensic Biomechanics, Human Factors, Accident Reconstruction, and Slips, Trips & Falls. Provide analyses and/or on-site investigations for both plaintiff and defense attorneys.
  • Analyses are specific to the understanding of the human body’s kinematic and kinetic responses to varying loading modes, thereby delineating the causal relationship between insult and injury.
  • Applying engineering and human factors to driver perception/reaction time, human response and behavior to specific environmental stimuli, visibility, attention, lighting, and assessment of perceptual and cognitive performance. 
  • Expert testimony in arbitration, deposition, and trial, or have been retained as a Biomechanical Forensic Expert, Accident Reconstruction Expert and/or Slips, Trips & Falls Expert. 

CMR Forensic Consultants, October 1994 - July 1998, National Director of Biomechanical Engineering

  • Director and Senior Engineer of a national forensic and research engineering team consisting of four full-time Mechanical and Biomedical Engineers. Supervised the dynamic testing of bumper absorber systems as well as bumper impact strengths. Coordination of two research offices (San Diego and New York) in regard to research data and analysis.
  • Analysis of over 1000 cases throughout the United States for both plaintiff and defense. Cases were specific to Accident Reconstruction, Slips, Trips & Falls, and/or Biomechanics.
  • Forensic assignments ranged from delineating the biomechanical causality of injury with respect to occupant kinematics of varying bodily insults, to determination of velocity and perception/reaction time. Analyses of minor soft tissue sprain/strain injuries to significant whole-body trauma.

U.S. Water-Ski Association and ERO Industries through San Diego State University, August 1990 - October 1994

  • Empirically measured multi-axis biomechanical forces in relation to whole body kinematics and kinetics for aquatic injury. Analysis specific to muscle, ligament, tendon strengths, as well as bone failure modes.
  • Implementation of this project required collaboration with doctors and physicians in the area of biomechanics as well as other recognized experts in the study of mechanical causality of injury.


Accident Reconstruction Network

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, #4824660

Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine

Biomedical Engineering Society

California Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialist

Senior, National Academy of Forensic Engineers, #541

National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialist

National Society of Professional Engineers, #103540968

Society of Automotive Engineers, #5787533044-A

Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators


Accident and Incident Reconstruction

Assessment of Impact Forces and Injury Mechanisms

Biomechanical Injury Investigations & Analysis

Human Factors Analysis

Investigation and Analysis of Accident Scenes and Damage

Pedestrian and Cyclist Accident Reconstruction

Slip Trip & Fall Investigation

Vehicle and Accident Location Inspections

Eugene's Expertise

  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Slip/Trip and Fall
  • Testifying Expert

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