Types of Cases

For over 30 years, Dr. Gomer has provided forensic, safety, and human factors engineering testing, analysis, report generation, and expert testimony services in personal injury and wrongful death cases and in breach of contract and breach of warranty cases. Technical litigation support has been provided to plaintiff and defense attorneys and their clients throughout the United States. Engineering services have included:

  • accident investigation and reconstruction
  • controlled testing at the scene of the accident and in the laboratory
  • determination of compliance with relevant codes, regulations, and standards
  • written reports of analysis methods, findings, and conclusions
  • assistance in formulating strategies for cross examination of opposing experts
  • deposition, arbitration, and trial testimony.

Types of personal injury and wrongful death cases are summarized below:

  • work-related accidents – (a) falls in buildings, and on walkways, catwalks, stairs, ramps, fixed and moveable ladders, and scaffolding; (b) falls into floor and roof openings, and into pits and holes; (c) falls from roofs and man lift devices; (d) falling objects; (e) fall protection systems; (f) construction worksites; (g) clamping devices; (h) solvents; (i) fork-lift trucks; (j) front-end loaders/backhoes; (k) motorized and manual hand trucks; (l) sealers; (m) dyes; (n) lighting systems and lamps; (o) machine tools and machining centers; (p) power presses; (q) balers; (r) shredders; (s) agitators; (t) conveyors: (u) injection molding equipment; (v) process equipment; (w) power doors; (x) elevators; (y) blast furnaces; (z) aircraft hangers; (aa) oil rigs; (bb) pumps; (cc) valves; (dd) turbines; (ee) compressors; (ff) boilers; (gg) grinding wheels; (hh) mining equipment; (ii) farming equipment; (jj) meat slicing equipment; (kk) cranes and hoists; (ll) mortar mixers; and (mm) power tools.

  • occupational diseases – (a) cancers attributed to high- and low-dose asbestos, benzene, hydroquinone; silica, radiation, and chromium exposures; and (b) repetitive motion disorders attributed to keyboard and materials handling tasks.

  • personal-injury accidents – (a) falls in buildings, in parking areas, and on walkways, paths, ramps, decks, store aisles, bus aisles, bowling lanes, stairs, single-step transitions, curbs, and wheel stops; (b) falls into pits and holes; (c) falls from heights; (d) transportation-related, including aircraft, helicopters, pedestrians, automobiles, jeeps, ambulances, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles, trains (crossings and rail yards), roadway design, traffic control devices, and bicycles; (e) cell phones; (f) swimming pools; (g) security fencing and gates; (h) lawnmowers; (i) fixed and extension ladders; (j) fire extinguishers; (k) fireplaces; (l) heaters; (m) drain cleaners; (n) sports and fitness equipment; (o) playground equipment; (p) climbing and rappelling equipment; (q) parking garages; (r) safety glass; (s) manual and power doors; (t) auto repair and servicing facilities; (u) retail stores and merchandise displays; (v) arcades; (w) commercial tents; (x) offices; (y) roof construction and coverings; (z) household products; (aa) home appliances; and (bb) over-the-counter drugs and cosmetics.

Dr. Gomer also has provided workplace testing, analyses, and expert testimony in binding national level arbitrations involving job classification disputes and work and time standard disputes. Finally, Dr. Gomer has provided technical support services in breach of contract and breach of warranty cases.