Kurt Weiss

Kurt Weiss is a mechanical engineer with 37 years’ experience in traffic collision reconstruction and forensic analysis. He started his career in 1986 at a leading forensic engineering firm by conducting scientific research, vehicle and collision site inspections, forensic restraint system and vehicle crash testing. Mr. Weiss is now owner of Case Study Collision Science, LLC.

Mr. Weiss earned the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major of Mathematical Sciences and the degree of Master of Science with a major of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). In addition, he has attended over 100 specialized training courses, seminars and technical conferences, and has accumulated more than 2000 hours of continuing education relevant to forensic testing, occupant restraint systems, and collision reconstruction. In 2001, Mr. Weiss was accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR). Mr. Weiss remains active in his pursuit of continuing education by conducting research and instrumented testing, presenting at national conferences, and publishing works related to collision reconstruction and occupant safety.

Mr. Weiss has carefully reconstructed hundreds of traffic collisions that resulted in significant bodily injury. He applies his broad experience and employs an extensive array of expert services to accurately reconstruct collisions of many incident types, including but not limited to commercial vehicles, municipal buses, passenger cars, light trucks and SUVs, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. Notably, Mr. Weiss was retained to perform the collision reconstruction of the November 30, 2013 crash of a 2005 Porsche GT that tragically killed driver Roger Rodas and his passenger friend, actor Paul Walker.

Mr. Weiss has testified as an expert witness throughout the United States in both State and Federal courts. He remains committed to continuing professional excellence while pursuing new and emerging technologies in the field of occupant safety and collision reconstruction.


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Active Fellow since 2005. Served as Chair of Engineering Sciences in 2013. Thirty peer-reviewed publications.
Active Member since 2004. Presented six full-day training courses and at the 2011 annual conference.
Active Member since 1996.
Active Member since 1991. One peer-reviewed publication.
Active Member since 2011. Presented at the 2011 and 2013 annual conference.
Active Member since 1995.

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