Professional Services

  • Preliminary discovery review and case merit assessment
  • On-site aquatic accident investigation and causation reconstruction
  • Attorney orientation with relevant aquatic industry standards
  • Insight into probably opposing side aquatic theories and strategies
  • Hindcasting of aquatic accident behaviors and biomechanical scenarios
  • Equipment failure analysis and product performance testing
  • Safety auditing of aquatic facilities, employee performance and posted warnings
  • Courtroom exhibits, photo/video documentation, aquatic accident research and forensic re-enactments
  • Answering interrogatories, preparing expert affidavits and reports
  • Providing expert witness testimony at depositions and trials

Aquatic Accident Analysis

  • Forensic reconstruction of aquatic accidents
  • Time/motion re-enactment at the surface and below
  • Specialized photography and video documentation
  • Measuring slip resistance on wet walking surfaces
  • Possesses familiarity with “how to get things done” in remote Caribbean islands

Aquatic Safety Engineering

  • Emergency action plans
  • Safety surveys of aquatic facility design, construction, maintenance and operation
  • Staff evaluation and training
  • Hazard foreseeability and warning signs
  • Legal compliance
  • Industry standards

Aquatic Human and Biomechanical Factors

  • Drowning accidents
  • Spinal cord injuries from diving into shallow water
  • Slips and falls
  • Boating and personal watercraft accidents
  • Water skiing accidents
  • SCUBA diving accidents
  • Suction entrapment accidents

Aquatic Product Liability

  • Aquatic environmental factors and forensic evidence gathering
  • Failure analysis and performance testing of aquatic products
  • Confirming misuses and hidden causal defects
  • Adequacy of warnings and instructions

Highlights of Expertise

  • Aquatic litigation expert witness
  • Water safety consulting and risk assessment
  • Arsenal of technical resources
  • “Dream Team” of industry specialists and expertise
  • Extensive technical library of aquatic industry standards and codes
  • Featured speaker at aquatic safety conferences
  • Featured expert on national TV broadcasts
  • Forensic aquatic accident reconstruction
  • Investigated more than 1,600 cases
  • Aquatic product testing and evaluation
  • Reconstructs what the eye doesn’t see
  • Industry memberships, affiliations and certifications
  • Instructor: SCUBA, first aid, CPR, water safety, boating, water skiing, aquatic risk management
  • Produced American Red Cross aquatic safety training films and videos
  • University graduate: B.S. in Aquatics Recreation
  • Former USMC instructor
  • Former Los Angeles County Aquatics Director
  • Former Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Deputy Coroner and Aquatics Investigator
  • Trained police, coroners, firefighters, boat captains, lifeguards, and the physically handicapped in specialized underwater techniques

Cases Investigated by Accident Type

  • Alligator attacks and shark attacks
  • Aquatic homicides
  • Aquatic hypothermia and hyperthermia dangers
  • Boat capsizing and sinking
  • Boat collisions and propeller lacerations
  • Body and tube impacts in wave pools
  • Chemical imbalance and lack of water clarity
  • Collision with flume or flange
  • Defective pool gate or enclosure
  • Diving or sliding into shallow water
  • Douche injuries on speed slide runouts
  • Drownings and near drownings
  • Excessive spa water temperature
  • Head/ankle injury from striking splash-pool bottom
  • Hidden underwater drop offs and obstacles
  • Horseplay
  • In-flume injuries
  • Intoxication, alcohol or drugs
  • Lifeguard or staff negligence
  • Neglectful supervision of children
  • Parasailing accidents
  • Pool and safety inadequacies
  • PWC off-throttle steering loss
  • SCUBA diving accidents, including equipment failure
  • Slips and falls at aquatic facilities and on boat decks
  • Spinal injuries from diving into shallow water
  • Suction entrapment against drain grates
  • Tow rope recoils and entanglements
  • Underwater dive buddy separation
  • Waterski bindings failure
  • Waterslide and wave pool accidents
  • Whipping of skier, kneeboarder, towable white water rafting accidents

No longer accepting new projects.
Relocated to: 11 Plaza Real South, #820, Boca Raton, FL 33432 Cell: 813-476-1659