Traffic Engineer Expert Witness

1111 Town and Country Road, Suite 34
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 973-8383; FAX (714) 973-8821
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William Kunzman, P.E., Traffic Engineer
Traffic engineer expert witness: motor vehicle accidents (automobile, truck, pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle). Knowledge of governmental agency procedures, roadway design, access, geometrics, signs, traffic controls, parking, maintenance, and pedestrian protection. More than 500 cases since 1979; both defense and plaintiff. Largest verdict $12,200,000 against Caltrans in a pedestrian case. Second largest traffic accident VERDICT is $10,300,000 in case against Los Angeles Unified School District involving a pedestrian accident. Largest SETTLEMENT is $4,265,000 in case against City and County of San Francisco involving a pedestrian. Large SETTLEMENT of $2,000,000 in case against CalTrans involving a solo vehicle accident on Ortega Highway. Largest INVERSE CONDEMNATION case is over $2,000,000 against the State of Utah Department of Transportation.
California Registered Professional Traffic Engineer; Undergraduate - University of California at Los Angeles; Graduate - Yale University.
Elected Class President of Yale University Bureau of Highway Traffic. Received Institute of Transportation Engineers Past President's Award (this award is given to one person annually on a nationwide basis). Received Southern California Section Institute of Transportation Engineers Young Traffic Engineer Award. Received Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Fellowship and living stipend to attend Yale University.
  SPECIALTY
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Traffic engineer expert witness regarding motor vehicle accidents: automobile, truck, bus, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian protection.
Knowledge of governmental agency procedures, design, geometrics, signs, traffic controls, parking, and maintenance.
  EDUCATION/LICENSE
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Undergraduate - University of California at Los Angeles (September, 1963 to June, 1967 full time)
Post Graduate - Yale University (September, 1967 to June, 1968 full time)
California Registered Professional Traffic Engineer (TR000056) since 1975
  HONORS
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Received Institute of Transportation Engineers Past President's Award (This is one of the highest awards given by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)). ITE gives 7 different awards annually to 7 persons on a nationwide basis. The Past President's Award was the first award to be established by ITE and it has a financial component (currently $1500) which is higher than any other award given by ITE.
Received Southern California Section Institute of Transportation Engineers Young Traffic Engineer Award
Elected Class President of Yale University Bureau of Highway Traffic
Received Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Fellowship and living stipend to attend Yale University
  FORMER EMPLOYMENT
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Los Angeles County Road Department
Riverside County Road Department
City of Irvine
Federal Highway Administration
  MEMBERSHIPS
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Institute of Transportation Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers
Institute of Transportation Engineers Expert Witness Council
Forensic Consultant Association of Orange County
Yale University Bureau of Highway Traffic Alumni Association
  CASES
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Over 500 cases since 1979
Defense and plaintiff
LARGEST VERDICT $12,200,000 in case against Caltrans involving a pedestrian accident
SECOND LARGEST VERDICT $10,300,000 in case against Los Angeles Unified School District involving a pedestrian accident
LARGEST SETTLEMENT $4,265,000 in case against City and County of San Francisco involving a pedestrian accident
LARGE SETTLEMENT $2,000,000 in case against CalTrans involving a solo vehicle accident on Ortega Highway
LARGE SETTLEMENT in an Inverse Condemnation case is over $2,000,000 against State of Utah Department of Transportation
  PUBLICATIONS
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Six publications in traffic engineering
  PERSONAL
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Have two children ages 26 and 30. Hobbies are fishing, wood working, camping, skeet shooting, and aerobic walking 25 miles per week.
Traffic Engineering Defined
Traffic Terms
Legal Definitions from California Vehicle Code
California Vehicle Code - Rules of the Road
Qualification of An Expert Witness
Professional Code of Ethics
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