Matthew D. Mecham
Matthew D. Mecham serves as the President of MRA Forensic Sciences and has been with the company since 1996. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (1994) and a Master of Science in Bioengineering (1996), with an emphasis in Biomechanics.
Matt holds several licenses and certifications including being a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), an accredited motor vehicle Accident Reconstructionist through the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR), is a licensed FAA Part 107 Pilot, and is a Certified English XL Tribometrist (CXLT) in the area of slip and fall accident reconstructions.
Matt’s prior employment included working at the Orthopedic Biomechanics Institute (OBI), and The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH), where he worked as a Research Engineer. He worked with athletes from the United States Freestyle Aerial Ski Jumping Team studying the biomechanics of head impacts and brain injury. Matt co-authored a grant from the United States Olympic Committee, to perform neuropsychological evaluations to determine if the cumulative effects of repeated head impacts were measurable.
Matt has consulted on several thousand cases involving motor vehicle collisions, where he has offered opinions related to reconstruction, biomechanics, human factors, injury causation analysis, and liability. He has evaluated cases involving motor vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles, commercial vehicles, pedestrians, and skiing incidents. He regularly downloads and interprets evidence stored in event data recorders (“black boxes”) from motor vehicles following collisions. Matt also investigates premises liability incidents, occupational accidents, and slip/trip and falls.
He has been qualified to offer expert witness testimony in many states throughout the United States.
Outside of the office, Matt enjoys spending time with his family, road cycling, mountain biking, traveling, reading, and hiking.
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