Paul Fidler

Large Loss Director

Head Office: Crown House, Bridgewater Close, Network 65, Burnley, BB11 5TE

Tel: 0345 2 577 677

paulf@gbbuk.com

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Physics
  • Forensic Collision Investigation Training
  • Advanced Accident Investigation Techniques

Affiliations

  • Member of the Institute of Physics
  • Member of European Association for Accident Research and Analysis (EVU)

Experience

Paul manages catastrophic personal injury, serious and fatal cases at GBB.

He holds a degree in physics and is a full member of the Institute of Physics.  He apples his knowledge of physics to the investigation and reconstruction of collisions and has done so professionally for over 12 years.  He is also a member of the European Association for Accident Research and Analysis (EVU) – a pan-European association of experts in the field of collision research and reconstruction.

His expertise has been accepted in the UK High Court of Justice, in the High Court of the Republic of Ireland, and the High Court of Northern Ireland.  Internationally, Mr Fidler has been recognised as an expert in Finland and Gibraltar.  Mr Fidler is experienced in giving evidence in court for both civil and criminal proceedings working with many UK police forces, major UK solicitors and insurance companies, Independent Police Complaints Commission, Police Service Northern Ireland and the Garda. 

Mr Fidler’s expertise covers all aspects of collision investigation; however, he specialises in serious incidents involving pedestrians, cyclists, motorcycles, and passenger vehicles. As well as ‘traditional’ investigation techniques, he is able to provide laser surveys of incident scenes along with computer animations and vehicle collision simulations.

Mr Fidler has been involved in many areas of transport related research which include: vehicle dynamics simulation, validation of computer simulations working with Daimler Chrysler, telematics ‘black box’ data recorders, low speed incident occupant analysis, low speed vehicle-vehicle crash testing, high speed barrier testing and design (for the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure), headlight beam mapping, and night-time pedestrian conspicuity.  He has also witnessed crash tests involving pedestrian dummies, HGVs, barriers and street furniture.

He has authored and has been involved in peer reviewed published research relating to various areas of accident investigation.  He has presented his research at international conferences and as a regular guest lecturer to Sheffield Hallam University’s Biomedical Research Centre.