Forensics / Legal & Arbitration Services
Forensic meteorology is the reconstruction of weather events for a particular location at a particular time. The event may have happened a couple of days ago or several years ago and at a location near a weather reporting station or far away.
Reports and depositions are used by attorneys for cases ranging from fatal accidents to criminal cases. The reports are also used by property owners and insurance companies when there is property damage and a settlement needs to be reached.
Our depositions and testimony have been used in arbitration and has been accepted at in court at both the state and U.S. Court level.
We have experience with the following types of cases:
- Accidental death – construction site
- Accidental death – vehicle
- Aircraft accident
- Personal injury
- Crop insurance
- Vehicle accident – non-fatal
- Property damage – construction
- Property damage – personal
- Estimated pavement conditions
- Estimated maximum wind gusts
- Construction delays
Chris Orr is one of about 300 Certified Consulting Meteorologists in the U.S., as designated by the American Meteorological Society. The CCM designation recognizes knowledge, experience and integrity through written and oral examination, a strict code of ethics, and continuing education.
Our basic reports are based on actual weather observations, radar data, satellite images, upper air data and other information to reconstruct weather conditions at the time of an event. We can reconstruct the weather conditions for remote locations and many years ago. Our basic report is prepared with a deposition in mind.
Contact us for a free initial consultation. A retainer is required before we begin a project.