Forensic (fo ren' sik)
- the application of knowledge to questions
of civil and criminal law. Forensic
engineering is the application of engineering principles and
methodologies to answer questions of fact.
Code, Industry Standard
and Product Research
Map Actions of Parties
Develop Opinions and Conclusions
Explain the reasoning
behind the conclusion
Prepare culpability worksheets
Give a clear assessment
of the risks involved with each issue
Give Expert witness testimony
Questions to be answered:
Did the defendant owe
any duty to the plaintiff, contractual or otherwise?
Was there a breach of
Was the damage claimed
by the plaintiff caused by a breach of duty?
How much was the damage?
Most important is to
offer opinions on technical matters bearing on the questions,
which would otherwise be difficult or impossible for the
judge or jury to assess properly.
"The American College of
Forensic Examiners (ACFE) is a not-for-profit, independent,
scientific and professional society. We believe Forensic Examiners
do not 'win' or 'lose' cases. Forensic Examiners seek only
the truth and conduct evaluations, examinations and inquires,
and report the true results of their findings in an unbiased
and objective manner.
Academy of Forensic Engineers
"The National Academy of
Forensic Engineers (NAFE) is a professional organization formed
in 1982 to advance the art and skill of engineers who serve
as engineering consultants to members of the legal profession
and as expert witnesses in courts of law, arbitration proceedings
and administrative adjudication proceedings.