Madden Forensic Engineering (MFE & MAAFE) - Scope of Expert Witness Work & Services
The results of our work can be, and are regularly, presented in client consultations, written expert reports, and affidavits, as well as in expert testimony in deposition, arbitra-tion and trial. The presentation of the results of our work is determined by the requirements for the matter, and as requested by the client.
While looking in the list below for a forensic specialty(click on the underlined text to go to the specialties list), keep in mind that most of these forensic specialties are known by a number of different names, all of which may not be on the list. If a forensic specialty may be what you are looking for, but by a name you do not expect, you can check the description by clicking on 'summary' or 'detail' next to the name on the list.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question about the work we do or how we would handle your matter. Of course, there is no charge for such consultation. Initial phone consultation is always free and available to meet your schedule, includ-ing outside normal office hours.
If your matter is within the forensic areas in which we work(click on the underlined text to go to the specialties list), which are listed immediately below and in summary form on the specialties section of the left sidebar, please contact us to discuss this matter with us. If you are not sure whether your matter is within our area of work, we would like to discuss the matter with you to determine if it is something within our work area, and if it is, we would like discuss with you how we could handle your matter.
Over more than the last 30 years we have regularly worked on accidents which occurred in Ohio, Pennsylvania,Michigan, New York and nearby, including inspections of accident sites, equipment, and facilities, with reports and testimony. During these 30 years we have also worked on accidents which occurred in otherstates, and equipment and facilities located in other states, with inspections of accident sites, equipment, and facilities, from Kansas and Utah to Vermont and North Carolina, with reports and testimony for these accidents, when applicable.
Geographic Area of Work is North America
* in work in all specialties **as of 12/2007 ***as of 12/2019
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James D. Madden, P.E., while performing Forensic Engineering work full-time for more
than 30 years, for both plaintiff and defendant, has*:
Forensic Engineering Work by Senior Forensic Engineer James D. Madden, P.E.
● completed over 1000 cases**
● written and issued over 600 reports**
● testified in over 100 depositions***
● written and issued over 60 affidavits**
● testified in over 90 trials***
● verbal reports, by telephone or in face-to-face conferences
We present the results of our investigations, engineering analyses and reconstructions in
the client's choice of any, or all, of the following:
Presentation of results of our work
● written reports and affidavits
● deposition testimony, including video deposition
● trialtestimony and arbitration testimony
The qualifications of James D. Madden, P.E., Senior Forensic Engineer, Consulting and Testifying Forensic Engineer and Accident Reconstruction Engineer,
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Consultation is available before starting a case. We invite you to consult with us.
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Consultation with James D. Madden, PE, a Professional Engineer, and Forensic
Engineering Consulting and Testifying Expert Witness, is available to the client at all
times during the work - before, during, and after the investigation,
engineering analysis, reconstruction, report, and any other work on the case.
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Madden Accident Analysis & Forensic Engineering, through its Senior Forensic Engineer, James D. Madden, P.E., a licensed professional engineer, has performed Accident Investigations, Engineering Analyses and Accident Reconstructionsroutinely for accidents, incidents and cases located in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New York, in the technical areas which are noted in this website, as well as providing expert reports and testifying in court proceedings in these states in the capacity of an Expert Witness, including depositions, arbitrations and/or trials, with Forensic Engineering work also performed in, and/or for cases in, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Vermont, Kansas and Utah, with testimony in court in Kansas.
Madden Accident Analysis & Forensic Engineering, through its Senior Forensic Engineer, James D. Madden, P.E., a licensed professional engineer, has performed Accident Investigations, Engineering Analyses and Accident Reconstructionsfor accidents, incidents and cases in the metropolitan areas of Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Toledo, Warren, Youngstown, Mansfield, Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, Lima, Findlay, Marietta and Steubenville, as well elsewhere throughout Ohio, and the metropolitan areas of Pittsburgh and Erie, as well as elsewhere throughout western and central Pennsylvania, and the metropolitan areas of Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Flint and Port Huron, as well as elsewhere in southern Michigan, and the metropolitan areas of Buffalo and Syracuse, as well as elsewhere in western and central New York state. In many of these areas James D. Madden, P.E. has provided expert reports and testified in the capacity of an Expert Witness in court proceedings, including depositions, arbitrations and/or trials.
Madden Accident Analysis & Forensic Engineering, through its Senior Forensic Engineer James D. Madden, P.E., is available for Accident Investigations, Engineering Analyses, Accident Reconstructions, and testimony in deposition, arbitration and trial, for cases located throughout North America.
James D. Madden, P.E. is our Senior Forensic Engineer,
Accident Reconstructionist and Engineering Expert Witness
■ Number of ● Cases worked on ● Reports issued ● Affidavits issued ●Testimonies under oath
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Our work investigating, analyzing and reconstructing accidents, and presenting the results, may include any
or all of the following, depending on the needs of the case:
Our Typical Work Activities and Products, when warranted by the case
● inspection of the accident site, such as a roadway, outdoor facilities, building or industrial facilities
inspection of the involved equipment, in post-accident condition, including in damaged condition (such as crashed vehicles)
● interviewingwitnesses (often during the inspection of the accident site, product and/or equipment)
coordinating or interfacing with others while they are preparingspecialized exhibits such as video animations and videos of demonstrations
review and study of case documents, evidence and applicable codes, standards, regulations and recommended practices
● providing written reports and affidavits, and exhibits for reports and/or testimony
● testing accident items and exemplar items (such as consumer products)
● photography and/or video of the accident site and involved equipment
● providingtestimony indeposition, trial and arbitration
inspection of the involved equipment, when it is available for operation, during operation (such as industrial equipment), and in damaged condition (if it has been damaged, such as crashed vehicles)
performing engineering analysis and accident reconstruction, including preparing drawings, calculations, graphical analyses, computer analyses, etc. as required to analyze and/or reconstruct the accident, and to present the engineering analysis and reconstruction
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working in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and elsewhere in the USA, from Cleveland and Akron, Ohio
Madden Accident Analysis & Forensic Engineering, during a more than 30 year practice in Forensic Engineering, including Accident Reconstruction, has inves-tigated, analyzed and reconstructed accidents in Ohio and nearby states, and a number of other states from Utah to Connecticut. We are available for forensic engineering work throughout the United States.
Investigations and inspections are a part of our Forensic Engineering work. This includes inspections of accident sites, and equipment, products, vehicles, road-ways, surfaces, buildings, properties, etc., and investigations of processes, pro-cedures and activities involved in accidents. Forensic Engineering Analysis and Accident Reconstruction has been performed, as appropriate, in the vicinity of the accidents, and also at our offices in the Akron and Cleveland, Ohio areas.
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- For over 30 years we have specialized in the investigation, engineering analysis, and reconstruction of accidents and incidents caus-ing injury, death and property damage, and the engineering analysis of the safety of prod-ucts, equipment and facilities involved in accidents and incidents. We have performed this work for both plaintiffs and defendants over this whole period.
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In our Forensic Engineering practice we offer, and have performed, forensic analysis in cases involving traffic accidents, premises accidents, and workplace accidents (industrial, commercial, drilling/mining, construction, etc.), and acci-dents involving chemicals, gases and materials, consumer products, mechanical equipment, and combustion equipment, including in circumstances involving physical trauma, fire, explosion, chemical burns, and carbon monoxide poison-ing. This forensic engineering work has included analysis of the safety of pro-ducts, equipment, vehicles, roadways, surfaces, residences, other facilities, etc. and accident analysis and reconstruction. This work has included consideration of human factors and the actions of persons in accidents, and the safety design, machine guards, safeguards, warnings, and code and standards requirements for the products, equipment, facilities, etc. involved in accidents. We have per-formed work for plaintiffs and defendants, in civil and criminal litigation, and other dispute resolution. We are currently available for cases.
Testimony has been provided in depositions, Federal court and a number of State courts from Kansas to Pennsylvania.