Kevin Imada

Forensic Expert
Accident Reconstruction, Premises Liability

Kevin Imada is a Forensic Expert and Accident Reconstructionist with Aperture (formerly American Bio Engineers). Kevin has twin backgrounds in exercise science and mechanical engineering, meaning he is able to blend his knowledge of kinesiology and mechanics when reconstructing and investigating accidents involving autos, trucks, motorcycles, and pedestrians.

In 1997, Kevin earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Southern California. While at USC, he completed courses in biomechanics, kinesiology, anatomy, physiology, and the prevention of athletic injuries. Kevin went on to work for three major insurance companies over nineteen years, investigating personal and commercial insurance claims. He achieved the prestigious professional designation of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) in 2002.

In 2017, Kevin went back to school and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While pursuing his second degree, he achieved the Dean’s Honor Roll numerous times, and passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering examination. During his studies, he worked on a project designing a fatigue-testing machine that incorporated the six degrees of freedom of the human knee.

Kevin also holds an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation. Kevin is also a certified XL Tribometrist—a program designed to train professionals in slip and fall mechanics and hazards. On top of his certifications, Kevin has completed over 440 hours of law enforcement accident reconstruction courses including Traffic Collision Reconstruction 1 and 2, Auto-Pedestrian Collision Investigation, Investigation of Motorcycle Crashes, and Inspection and Investigation of Commercial Vehicle Crashes. He is a member of the National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS) and the Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators (SATAI).

Kevin's Expertise

  • Passenger and Heavy Vehicle Inspections
  • Slip/Trip/Fall Inspections
  • Passenger Vehicle EDR Imaging
  • Heavy Vehicle EDR Imaging
  • 3D Scanning
  • Evidence Photography
  • Dashcam and Surveillance Video Analysis
  • EDR Data Analysis
  • Evidence Analysis and Mapping
  • Report Writing
  • Expert Testimony


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2017

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, University of Southern California, 1993

Professional Certifications

Associate in Insurance Data Analytics (AIDA), The Institutes 2022

Associate in Risk Management (ARM), The Institutes, 2021

Certified Hazard Recognition Specialist (CHRS), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 2022

  • Application of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code

Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), The Institutes, 2002

  • Courses included Ethics, Insurance Perspectives & Insurance Contract Analysis; Personal Insurance; Commercial Property Insurance; Commercial Liability Insurance; Insurance Operations; Legal Environment; Management; Accounting & Finance; and Economics

Certified XL Tribometrist (CXLT), Excel Tribometers, LLC, 2022

  • Wet & dry slip testing and the analysis of pedestrian slip/trip & fall incidents

Safety and Health Practitioner

  • State of Nevada Department of Business and Industry
  • Division of Industrial Relations, Safety Consultation and Training Section, 2022

Nevada Board of Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors (EI #0T7935)

Work Experience

Aperture, LLC, 2021 - Present

American Bio Engineers, LLC, 2018 - 2021

  • Accident reconstruction including vehicular accidents, vehicular dynamics, speed analysis, event data recorders, instrumented testing, and slip/trip and fall incidents.

United States Bureau of Reclamation, Boulder City, NV, 2017 - 2017

  • Analyzed the malfunction of a bascule-gate control system from video evidence, drawings, and reports
  • Compiled a database of critical urbanized canals and bridges from reports, area offices and districts
  • Geotagged historic and present-day photos of a 1977 dam breach for comparison
  • Assisted survey and rope-access teams with target positioning for surveying by UAV
  • Shadowed engineers on facility and installation inspections

St. Paul Travelers / The Travelers Companies, Las Vegas, NV, 2005 - 2013

  • Researched statutes, codes, ordinances, standards, regulations, and policy language for applicability and duties owed for liability exposure, fraud, and in consideration of potential litigation
  • Completed field investigations at loss locations; identified and interviewed involved parties and witnesses
  • Documented evidence, maintained evidence chain-of-custody integrity and sensitive document control
  • Appraised damage to heavy/specialty equipment, motorcycles, recreational vehicles and private-passenger vehicles
  • Prepared itemized estimates of repair utilizing the ADP PenPro, CYCLE-MATE, Duncan Systems, and CCC Pathways estimatic systems
  • Served as a Certified Auto Subrogation Arbitrator for cases submitted by members of Arbitration Forums, Inc.

GEICO Direct Insurance, Las Vegas, NV, 2000 - 2005 

  • Appraised damage to motorcycles and private-passenger vehicles
  • Negotiated repair scope and cost with body shops and vendors
  • Prepared itemized estimates of repair utilizing the CCC EZEst and CCC Pathways estimatic platforms

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies, Las Vegas, NV, 1994 - 2000

  • Supervised a team of claim representatives and a subrogation analyst
  • Investigated and responded to insurance department and policyholder complaints
  • Analyzed and resolved personal and commercial coverage claim issues
  • Investigated liability, interviewed involved parties and witnesses, photographed scenes, and documented evidence
  • Investigated vehicle theft and fire claims
  • Completed handwritten vehicle damage estimates utilizing the Mitchell Collision Estimating and Motor Crash Estimating Guides (with emphasis on P-Page application), transitioning to computerized estimate reports utilizing the CCC EZEst estimatic platform
  • Cross-trained in auto physical damage, liability, and property coverages through the Claims Management Training Program


National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

International Code Council (ICC)


Accident Reconstruction

Premises Liability

Kevin's Expertise

  • Passenger and Heavy Vehicle Inspections
  • Slip/Trip/Fall Inspections
  • Passenger Vehicle EDR Imaging
  • Heavy Vehicle EDR Imaging
  • 3D Scanning
  • Evidence Photography
  • Dashcam and Surveillance Video Analysis
  • EDR Data Analysis
  • Evidence Analysis and Mapping
  • Report Writing
  • Expert Testimony

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