DOT Accident Expertise
Dr. Fletcher has devoted his entire 30-year career to making the Nation’s highways safer for all who travel, with particular regard to Interstate Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers, certified to drive by the Department of Transportation. This devotion has led to Dr. Fletcher being celebrated as one of the most sought-after expert witnesses in the United States as it correlates to deconstructing and providing opinions in relation to accident scenarios surrounding medical malfeasance, particularly sleep apnea. Through his private practice located in Champaign, IL, Dr. Fletcher performs an average of 1,000 DOT physicals per year and is, hence, revered as a skilled source of knowledge for other physicians.
State and federal regulations and industry standards play a big role in any litigation involving a commercial motor vehicle. However, the increasing complexity of DOT regulations and the variability of motor carrier operations require a medical expert with DOT experience to avoid the other side taking advantage of this complexity to confuse and distort the facts to their advantage.
Why Dr. Fletcher?
As a licensed, certified Medical Examiner and who is a member of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) National Registry (NCRME), Dr. David Fletcher provides a unique level of expertise for your MVA case. Dr. Fletcher not only helped write many of the DOT regulations, he also conducts training for other physicians to become FMCSA certified.
Dr. Fletcher can analyze complicated issues, draw conclusions and has experience explaining his expert opinions at trial for the jurors and judge. He can consult and testify on many important case factors such as vehicle speeds at the time of collision, the forces involved on human body at a low speed impact, or even how an injury causes certain disabilities and affects a person’s earnings over his or her life.