Anthony D. Cornetto, III, P.E.

Professional Summary

Mr. Cornetto is a forensic mechanical engineer and an accident investigator and reconstructionist. 

He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and North Carolina. 

He received a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics, with a minor in Mathematics and a concentration in biomechanics, and a Master's degree in Engineering Mechanics, with a concentration in biomechanics, from Virginia Tech. 

He has over 18 years of experience in accident investigation and reconstruction and failure analysis. 

He is responsible for managing and conducting the investigation and analysis of accidents involving vehicles, pedestrians, industrial equipment, construction site safety, workplace safety, and mechanical systems/equipment failures.


He holds a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certification as a Remote Pilot for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

He has conducted research and co-authored numerous papers in the areas of engineering and accident reconstruction.  


Mr. Cornetto has extensive expertise in the use of the HVE vehicle dynamics and crash simulation software.


Below are some of the services offered:

  • Evidence documentation utilizing advanced techniques, including laser scanning and photogrammetry
  • Three-dimensional computer modeling
  • Simulation of vehicle accidents and vehicle dynamics
  • Tractor-trailer, bus, and heavy vehicle accident investigation
  • Retrieval and interpretation of data from Event Data Recorders (EDRs)
  • Vehicle and engine component failure analysis
  • Golf car, ATV, UTV, and forklift accident investigation
  • Human factors studies, including perception/reaction, night visibility and conspicuity
  • Slip, trip, and fall investigations
  • Measuring the slip resistance of surfaces
  • Review and interpretation of codes and standards, including building, accessibility, ASTM, ANSI, OSHA, and SAE 

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