Human Factors Crash Analysis

A pending investigation may necessitate input from a specialist in human factors crash analysis. Their role may be to determine whether a driver’s actions were within reason given the information available at the time of a crash. The focus of a human factors crash analysis often but not always involves behavioral and cognitive aspects of perception and response.

Examples of issues we address in human factors crash analysis:
Left-turn crashes
Driver behavior
Rear-end crashes
Nightime recognition
Pedestrian collisions
Perception and response
Backing collisions
Crash avoidance
Work zone crashes
Gap acceptance
Bicycles & Motorcycles
Environment influences
A partial list of example settings:

  • Highways
  • Streets
  • Intersections
  • Crosswalks
  • Parking lots
  • Military base
  • National forest
  • Rental car facility
  • University campus


Joe Cohen (partial list)

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Psychology (1997), University of California, Riverside
  • Master of Arts (MA), Psychology, Human Factors and Applied-Experimental option (2000), California State University, Northridge
  • Master of Science (MS), Industrial-Organizational Psychology (2005), Alliant International University, San Diego
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Industrial-Organizational Psychology, industrial emphasis track (2009), Alliant International University, San Diego
  • Certified Human Factors Professional, Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics
  • Certified Hazard Control Manager, International Board for Certification Services Management
  • Certified XL Tribometrist, Excel Tribometers, LLC
  • Member, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Safety Technical Group, Forensics Professional Technical Group
  • Member, American Society of Safety Professionals
  • Member, ASTM International
  • Member, International Code Council
  • Associate Editor, Ergonomics in Design, Sage Publications (2014-2018)

Mailing Address

Error Analysis, Inc.
5173 Waring Road, Suite 157
San Diego, CA 92120-2705


Office Location (No Mail)

Grossmont Professional Building
9001 Grossmont Boulevard, Suite 603
La Mesa, CA 91941


(Direct all inquiries and mail to the Waring Road address)