Expert Witness and Forensic Engineering

Some of the most unique engineering projects result from forensic engineering.  DMS has extensive experience supporting multiple forensic engineering projects.  Beyond basic expert witness capability, we offer the ability to recreate the incident.  But not a simple animation.  We offer simulation.  A full recreation where every single second is supported by full calculation of real world physics.  Animations just convey stories about reality.  Simulations are reality.

Our advanced simulations allow us to recreate events leading up to the incident.  We can predict forces, play out potential scenarios, and simulate the sequence of events.  All this can be choreographed and presented in convincing video animations with simultaneous graphs or timelines.  Our simulations provide more.  They provide evidence, validated and quantified by science.

Reasonable Pricing

Did you know that many consultants double their billing rates to give deposition as expert witnesses?  At DMS, we charge the same billing rate, in court and out. 

Not sure if you need an expert witness?  Just want some general background on the technical issues involved?  We offer general advice for free.  Try before you buy and get a feel for the value we offer. 

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