SERVICES

 

"It’s our belief client confidence is developed from earning respect and trust,

and is the foundation for building and maintaining

​loyal, long-term relationships".

80% of our case assignments are equally derived from civil defence and plaintiff law firms, and 20% emanate from criminal defence sources. Periodically, criminal prosecutors consult us on complicated and extremely contentious occurrences for guidance, strategy and expert testimony.

Our “No Obligation” policy encourages confidential case dialogue to ascertain a plan and course of action necessary to achieve desired results. If you suspect the odds of success appear slim, talk to us. Together, we‘ll overcome the most difficult challenges by producing positive and effective solutions.

Litigation
Boating & Sports Accidents
Criminal & Civil Investigations
Causation Analysis
Forensic Investigation
Accident Reconstruction presentation
Fire & Explosions
Impact damage
Case Assessments

Investigation

  • Over 2,600 boating & water sport casualties investigated

  • 64 yrs. experience of pleasure craft operation/navigation

  • 46+ yrs. investigating/reconstructing watercraft misadventures

  • Scene Examination - diagrams, photographs and videos

  • Interviews/Statements - authorities, witnesses & clients

  • Environmental Risks - exposure, damage assessment/control

  • Collisions, swamping, capsizing & sinking of watercrafts

  • Water skiing, tubing, wave/knee/sail boarding, etc.

  • Catastrophic injuries, fatalities, property damage, fraud, arson

  • Design, installation/repair of defects, failures & malfunctions

  • Contributory negligence, subrogation, Statute of Limitations

Accident Reconstruction

  • Effects of current, lake bottom & shoreline topography

  • Effects of wind, wake, wave & weather conditions

  • Effects of sun, moon & background light sources

  • Effects of glare/reflections from on board vessel lighting

  • Effects of impact from collisions with submerged/fixed objects

  • Falls overboard, on board injuries, inconsistent injuries

  • Capacity Ratings - max. eng. h.p. & vessel pass./load

  • Vessel's speed, manoeuvring capabilities/characteristics

  • Avoidance and prevention alternatives

Causation Analysis

  • Fires, explosions, lightning

  • Collisions, swamping, capsizing & sinking

  • Impact damage & transfer marks from other objects

  • Hull Defects - design, delamination, deterioration, osmosis

  • Engine/Aux. Equip. - failures, malfunctions & latent defects

  • Mast, rigging, tackle & sail defects, failures & malfunctions

  • Towing Device Failures – ski/tube tow ropes & tow pylons

Case Analysis

  • Medical Reports: inconsistent or unrelated injuries

  • Evidence: continuity, reliability and effectiveness

  • Investigation Reports: thoroughness, reliability

  • Witness Statements: credibility & reliability

  • Prevention: alternative courses of action

  • Transcripts: discoveries, trials, inquests

  • Meteorological/Marine weather reports

  • Civil & Criminal Defence Strategies

  • Reasonable Duty/Standard of Care

  • Liability: contributory negligence

  • Plaintiff & Defence Pleadings

  • Applicable Marine Laws

  • Statutory Limitations

  • Crown Disclosures

  • Pathology Reports

  • Coroner Reports

  • Police Reports

  • Subrogation

  • Arbitration

  • Mediation

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