Omar Kaayal, BSBE, ACTAR

Senior Accident Reconstructionist, Human Factors and Biomechanics Analyst

As an Accident Reconstructionist, Human Factors and Biomechanics Analyst, Omar Kaayal applies engineering principles and biomechanics to deliver forensically sound reports and investigations for accidents, including but not limited to motor vehicles, heavy commercial vehicles, and occupant kinematics. His high aptitude for technology, attention to detail, and work ethic make him an invaluable asset at VA Forensics and its clients.

Omar uses various methods of current impact mechanics and accident reconstruction to reconstruct an event, incorporating data imaging of Event Data Recorders (EDR) and Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders (HVEDR), Delta-V analysis, 3D Laser Scanning, simulation software, and aerial drone technology. His analyses are specific to the understanding of the human body’s tolerances, including kinematic and kinetic response to loads and injuries. This allows VA Forensics to determine the causal relationship between insult and injury.

Omar graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering with an emphasis in Biomechanics from the University of California, Riverside and has received his Full Accreditation as a Traffic Accident Reconstructionist by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR).Omar participates in continuing education pertaining to accident reconstruction and is also a member of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Southwestern Association of Technical Accident Investigators (SATAI), National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists (NAPARS), California Association of Accident Reconstruction Specialists (CAARS), and Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).

When he’s not working, Omar spends time at local racetracks as an instructor and competitor in Time Attack events. This affords him a unique insight into vehicle dynamics, handling, mechanics, and motor vehicle limitations.