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Human Factors

Human Factors is a broad branch of science which is concerned with man’s interaction with his universe, and is closely related to safety and engineering.  These topics are not simply the study of a pure science (like physics), but rather involve man’s understanding and reactions (i.e. what is heard, seen, and perceived). Similarly, a person’s perception and reaction to warnings (such as flashing lights, buzzers, alarms, and warnings and instructions) topics in human factors that are commonly encountered in accident or injury investigation. In addition, the ability to perform tasks under various environmental conditions is also of concern.

Our engineers are able to use their background and experience in human factors to investigate product safety and warning adequacy for products liability cases, as well as driver reaction time in motor vehicle accidents.

Our engineers have been assisting attorneys and insurance representatives in investigating accidents since 1990. We have a highly qualified staff of engineers with advanced degrees from top-tier universities who have provided testimony on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants at trial

Previous Cases

Pool Diving Accident:

A young child attended a function at which a 3 ' foot high swimming pool was supplied for recreation. The boy dove into the pool off a trampoline supplied on the pool's deck. He struck his head rendering him a paraplegic. He received a substantial settlement after we analyzed the accident and determined that it was caused by grossly negligent adult behavior and inadequate supervision.

Tall Man Strikes Head on Public Ceiling:

An unusually tall (6' 5') man struck his head in a municipal garage when walking to his parked car. The case settled after we pointed out that the location of his injury was well lit and not in a pedestrian passageway. Furthermore, we argued that being in the upper 1% in height of the population, that he has had to spend his entire adult lifetime avoiding low doorways, overhead staircases, chandeliers, and plane cabins and entrances.