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Slip and Fall Cases

Forensic Weather Consultants is an industry leader providing reliable weather analyses, written expert reports and trial testimony for specific locations where slip and fall accidents occurred.  Typically these involve an insurance claim or lawsuit where slip and fall incidents occurred on snow or ice, on interior wet floors during or after a rainstorm, after snowmelt events, or sometimes when no precipitation occurred at all.

Slip and Fall on Snow/Ice Cases for Any Location

Accurate, reliable and site-specific weather expert reports are one of the things we’re best known for.  Slip and falls on snow and/or ice cases are some of our most common types of cases. Using different types of weather records from numerous weather stations, Doppler radar images zoomed in over an incident location, and many other types of records, we answer the important questions you have.  We’ll let you know the last time accumulating snow, freezing rain or rain occurred, how much accumulated, if melting and refreezing processes occurred and when, the last time ice formed before the incident, or if there was an ongoing storm. This detailed information and timing will help determine if an ongoing storm, pre-existing conditions, or a combination of both could have been factors in a slip and fall incident.

Our clients are often surprised and very pleased with how detailed our findings and reports are. The reports we provide have been utilized in thousands of slip and fall lawsuits and insurance claims. We prepare affidavits for a motion for summary judgment or in opposition of a motion for summary judgement.  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.  Numerous Supreme and Federal Court decisions have cited Forensic Weather Consultants and our findings.

Slip and Fall on Interior Wet Floors

Many slip and fall incidents occur inside doorways or on wet floors of buildings. These sometimes occur in the middle of a snowstorm or shortly after an isolated thunderstorm or rainstorm just ended. 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 may not have occurred 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.  Other times a rainstorm may have occurred at the incident location which never moved over the airport.  These details are critical.

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.

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