Frequently Asked Questions
As an Expert, I am held to the highest ethical and professional standards, and must uphold my duty to the court by maintaining impartiality and objectivity in all of my engagements. With regard to pro bono cases, it is imperative that I address the issue of contingency fees and their potential impact on my neutrality.
As a Expert, it is essential that I have access to all pertinent evidence in any case to which I am appointed. Prior to engaging in any matter, I typically require all reports, photographs, videos, measurements, sketches, drawings, plans, and any other relevant materials.
I do offer consultation services to legal professionals such as lawyers, advocates, prosecutors, and clients. My extensive experience in handling both civil and criminal matters enables me to provide valuable insights into the legal dynamics that are likely to prevail in most cases. Additionally, I can provide suggestions on your options and consult with your legal representative before, during, and after trial.
At this time, I do not offer Private Investigation Services. However, I specialize in Collision Dynamics Investigation, which involves the analysis of interactions between individuals and their environment, and is conducted with the full knowledge and understanding of all parties involved. It is worth noting that Private Investigation Services typically involve the investigation of individuals without their knowledge, whereas my approach is transparent and collaborative. If you require Private Investigation Services, I recommend visiting my partners page for suitable recommendations.
In the event that I evaluate the evidence in your case and find it to be overwhelmingly unfavorable to your interests, I will provide you with clear and honest feedback. It is important to note that my primary objective is to conduct an impartial analysis and provide testimony based solely on the evidence presented in the matter.
Indeed, I have had the opportunity to work with insurance service providers in the past. However, I have observed that insurance providers tend to opt for service providers who charge lower fees, even if the quality of the report delivered is compromised.
I take great pride in delivering thorough and detailed reports that are based on extensive research and analysis. I do not compromise on the quality of my work, and I decline requests for lower fees for less work. I believe that such requests often result in reports of inadequate quality, which can lead to improper insurance claim repudiations.
My unwavering commitment to producing high-quality reports ensures that my clients receive accurate and reliable information, which is critical in making informed decisions. Therefore, I remain committed to maintaining my standards and providing comprehensive reports, even if it means declining requests for lower fees.
No, speed is not always the determining factor in every case I investigate. While some individuals may erroneously believe that speed is the ultimate factor in determining liability, I recognize that the dynamics of each collision case must be evaluated individually.
For example, if a person is traveling at 100 Km/h on a 120 Km/h highway and collides with a cow, the speed may result in significant damages, but it may not necessarily be a factor in determining liability. In such cases, I focus on interpreting and analyzing the physical evidence and dynamics of the collision to identify the primary factors that contributed to the incident.
My approach is to let the physical evidence and dynamics of the collision dictate our area of focus. I prioritize a thorough investigation and analysis of all relevant factors to ensure that my reports are comprehensive, accurate, and reliable. My commitment to delivering high-quality reports based on a detailed analysis of the specific circumstances of each case sets me apart and enables me to provide my clients with invaluable insights and evidence.
In the international arena, it is not uncommon to encounter expert witnesses who operate with an undue focus on winning cases, often to the point of behaving like attorneys. Additionally, some experts may work exclusively for a single service provider, such as an insurance company. If an expert is consistently engaged by one client, there is a risk that their objectivity may be compromised, as they may feel obliged to cater to the needs of that client to maintain their position. This type of behavior can lead to the expert being labeled a “hired gun.”
I prioritize objectivity and professionalism above all else. I believe that my role as experts is to provide impartial analysis and testimony based solely on the facts and evidence of each case. I maintain a rigorous focus on objectivity and ensure that my analysis is based on solid scientific principles and methods. I have worked for a wide range of clients across various industries and maintain our independence by approaching each engagement with an open mind and a commitment to rigorous analysis.
No, I do not bring people along to the scenes of my investigations. I operate as an administrative service that values the confidentiality of my assignments. My clients depend on my discretion, and it would be considered inappropriate to bring individuals to scenes of investigation.
No, I do not provide sample reports as I consider my methods, processes, and procedures proprietary, and I value the confidentiality of my clients. Moreover, providing sample reports would not accurately represent the merits or specifics of future cases.
I understand that determining the feasibility of a case is of utmost importance to my clients, and I strive to provide clarity on this matter during my initial consultation. In cases where I receive all the available evidence and find that I am unable to assist, I do not provide estimates or engage in work that lacks merits. I value my clients’ time and resources and prefer to focus on cases where my expertise can make a meaningful impact.
My reports are not merely pieces of paper. I bill for the time and effort expended on each report, regardless of its length or complexity. The value that my reports add to your case is a byproduct of the quality of my work, not a determinant of my fees. Please refer to my policy on contingency and pro bono work for further information.