A large portion of Forensic Weather Consultants’ client base is made up of attorneys, both for the plaintiff and defense. We regularly work with personal injury attorneys, defense attorneys, staff counsel for insurance companies and first party claims attorneys in a variety of litigations.
We give specific weather information and data for the exact location of the incident, not just at the closest airport. Through a variety of weather records, we extrapolate the weather data to find out what occurred with a reasonable degree of meteorological certainty based on accepted practices in the scientific and meteorological community.
With decades of experience, thousands of cases in our portfolio, and many dozens of trial testimonies, many attorneys repeatedly call upon us to assist them with their cases. Our cases involve slips and falls on snow ice, hurricane wind versus water cases, and hail damage claims while others involve floods, lightning or heat exhaustion.
We gather official weather records and give an unbiased, accurate and honest opinion about what the weather conditions were and whether or not they contributed to an incident or accident.
For any weather-related case, we map the incident location and gather all of the pertinent, official weather records that help us figure out what occurred. We then conduct an in-depth analyses of the data to determine what the weather (and/or ground) conditions were leading up to and including the incident or accident. Often, our clients ask for a technical report that discusses our findings. We also review accident photos, EBTs, depositions transcripts, and other expert reports as part of our investigation. After we are disclosed as experts, if the case does not settle, we can prepare affidavits on our findings or be available for depositions or live trial testimony anywhere in the country.
We have been called by both sides of the same case dozens of times, only to turn down one side because of the conflict of interest. We are honored that many of our clients frequently refer us to their colleagues, call upon us for new cases, and even retain us because of the solid work we did at trial against them.
To learn more about our expert reports and services, please see our report section to find examples.