Forensic Weather Consultants provides a variety of reporting and analysis for slip and fall incidents. Read below to learn more about these.
Slip and Fall on Snow and Ice Cases
Providing accurate weather assessments and reports for cases dealing with slips and falls on snow and/or ice is one of our most common services. Using many types of weather records from numerous stations, we will determine what the weather and ground conditions were leading up to the time and date of a slip and fall incident.
Our forensic weather experts will determine when the last time accumulating snow or freezing rain fell, if melting and refreezing processes occurred, when ice last formed before the incident, or if there was an ongoing storm. This detailed data will help determine if ongoing weather or pre-existing conditions were mitigating factors in a slip and fall accident.
Our clients are often surprised and very pleased with what we find and by how thorough and detailed our reports are. The reports we provide have been utilized in thousands of slip and fall cases dealing with both lawsuits and insurance claims. We also prepare numerous affidavits for a motion for summary judgment and many in opposition of a motion for summary judgement. Many cases we work on require depositions and/or live trial testimony. Whether live testimony is required or if a report is sufficient to resolve a case, we are well suited to provide the crucial information that is needed. We have been retained on slip and fall on snow/ice cases all over the country, from New York to California and even Tampa, Florida.
Many slip and fall incidents occur inside doorways or buildings. These may occur in the middle of a blizzard or while an isolated thunderstorm was causing a deluge of rain to occur. Other slip and fall accidents occur when it hasn’t rained or snowed in days. We provide highly detailed weather information to help answer your questions for lawsuits or insurance claims. While a thunderstorm didn’t occur at the closest airport weather station, it certainly could have poured rain at a nearby incident location. Sometimes there is witness testimony that it was sunny and dry when an incident occurred, not realizing that a rainstorm ended only 20 minutes before.
Our detailed slip and fall reports include insights about the natural sources and causes of water on the ground, including whether it was raining or snowing at the time, or if there had been no precipitation for many days.