Mark S. Hook

Principal Consultant / P.E., C.F.I., C.F.E.I., ACTAR #1406 / Atlanta / Birmingham

Background

Mr. Hook is a Registered Professional Engineer in eight states, a Certified Accident Reconstructionist (ACTAR #1406), an IAAI Certified Fire Investigator (CFI), Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator (CFEI) and a Certified Fire Investigation Instructor; (CFII). Mr. Hook has been the lead investigator for traffic accident reconstructions and the determination of the causes of vehicular mechanical failures. He has reconstructed accidents involving: commercial tractor/trailers, high-speed fatality collisions, daytime and nighttime accidents, car-motorcycle collisions and vehicle rollovers. He has worked on product liability cases involving vehicle systems (brakes, suspensions, steering, and airbags).

Mr. Hook has also been the lead investigator for fire and explosion origin and cause investigations of industrial, commercial, and residential fires; watercraft and vehicular fires. He is experienced at analysis of consumer product manufacturing, design, and installation related to fire and water damage causation, and determination of subrogation liability. He has completed attorney depositions and testified in state court.

Representative Engagements

  • Vehicle accident reconstruction
  • Commercial Vehicle Accidents
  • Heavy Machinery Fires
  • Vehicle fire origin and cause
  • Mechanical Failures
  • Mechanical Evaluation
  • Product Liability

Education

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering – Florida Atlantic University
  • Registered Professional Engineer: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee
  • Certified Accident Reconstructionist (ACTAR # 1406)
  • Certified Fire Investigation Instructor
  • Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
  • Certified Fire Investigator