Louis V. Inendino

Transportation Division Manager, Great Lakes Region / P.E., ACTAR / Indianapolis

Background

Mr. Inendino is a registered Professional Engineer and has earned Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in General Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Inendino has extensive education, training, and experience in vehicular accident reconstruction, mechanical engineering, vehicle dynamics, failure analysis, products analysis, and slip/trip and fall analysis. He has performed engineering analyses and inspections in hundreds of cases involving vehicle accident reconstruction and vehicle component failures (braking, steering, drive train, suspension). He has consulted on cases involving the design and manufacture of products such as humidifiers, shopping carts, glass shower doors, and office chairs. Mr. Inendino has also performed testing and analysis for cases involving plumbing failures.

Mr. Inendino is an accredited traffic accident reconstructionist by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR). He has completed vehicular accident reconstruction analyses for all types of vehicles, including passenger vehicles, commercial tractor/trailers, slow-moving (agricultural) vehicles, material handling equipment, and construction equipment. He has also analyzed pedestrian accidents and bicycle and motorcycle collisions. Mr. Inendino evaluates traffic signal timing relating to intersection collisions. Mr. Inendino has published and presented several research articles through the Society of Automotive Engineers and other organizations on topics ranging from the modeling of brake fade in commercial vehicles and the validation of simulation software for commercial vehicles to the effects of airflow from vehicles on the stability of pedestrians. His research area in graduate school was the design and modeling of on-highway truck seats. He holds a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Also, Mr. Inendino is a Certified Forklift and Aerial Lift Operator and is familiar with warehouse storage and loading dock safe operating procedures.

Mr. Inendino has utilized advanced computer software to develop simulations of vehicular collisions. He has performed photographic and photogrammetric analyses of vehicle deformation, crash site markings, and vehicle rest positions. Also, Mr. Inendino has given deposition and arbitration testimony.

Representative Engagements

  • Testimony resulted in defense verdict at arbitration hearing for vehicle accident reconstruction in St. Clair County, Illinois.
  • Reconstructed multiple-fatal accident involving school bus and two dump trucks in Indiana.
  • Reconstructed fatal accident involving multiple commercial vehicles during a blizzard in Pennsylvania.     
  • Reconstructed fatal head-on collision of a passenger vehicle with a dirt bike operated by a 10-year-old boy in Indiana.
  • Reconstructed railroad crossing accident involving a tractor-trailer and a freight train in Ohio.
  • Investigated ventilation system failure at livestock facility.
  • Performed testing of mechanical door closers in entryways to restaurants in Ohio and Kentucky.

Education

  • M.S. General Engineering - University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign.
  • B.S. General Engineering - University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign
  • Registered Professional Engineer - Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia