Once ESI has helped you accurately gather important data, it is important to extract its value. We offer a variety of ways to explore your vision to uncover what it reveals to mitigate risky assumptions. Data visualization makes it easy for all of the stakeholders involved in a dispute to understand critical concepts by creating compelling graphics that underscore scientifically backed insights with clarity. Working in close alignment with our clients, we architect a path that makes sense for their case, layering in the right visual elements as necessary.
Our technically accurate visualization tools and our multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and technical staff are often engaged early to explore scientific facts long before a trial ever even begins. In many cases, opposing counsel quickly understand their weakened position when visualizations are developed to capably communicate their client’s liability.
In order to scrutinize data with greater clarity, our experts help you start to make sense of the output by adding fact-based visual elements and 3D geometry derived from precise models. These foundational visual layers begin to inform legal teams about how a pivotal scene unfolded.
From static imagery to 3D laser scans, hybrid imagery and basic fly-throughs, ESI provides you with increasingly sophisticated choices along the visual continuum of options for your case. Working closely with your team, we determine the best path forward to best communicate what the data reveals to key stakeholders – from members of your legal team on through to jurors. We assert that the science should impact and inform your choices, from inception through meditation or trial. While engineers and scientists understand certain aspects of your case in excruciating detail, lawyers bring an in-depth view of the law. Data-driven visuals bridge the gap between these two areas of expertise, and provide a common foundation from which to build your case. In our experience, the most successful outcomes are derived when the technical experts, legal experts, and factual visuals are synthesized, and informed decisions are possible.
ESI was retained to evaluate the pre-impact motion and positions of a tractor semitrailer and a pickup. The intent of the time-distance-speed analysis was to provide an estimate of the coordinate pre-impact motion of the vehicles based on reasonable assumptions for evaluation of the circumstances.
Lifting and loading platforms are commonly used to move heavy equipment, materials, cargo, and/or people, and can be found in a wide variety of commercial, construction, industrial and manufacturing operations. These platforms are often purpose-built, hydraulically or electrically operated, and designed with a range of safety mechanisms, including fall protection systems. When a tanker truck driver fell from an elevated height and sustained injuries during a loading operation, ESI consultants Dennis B. Brickman, Erick H. Knox, Daniel H. Kruger, Rod A. Brewster and Joel A. Lueck were asked to investigate what happened and whether the fall occurred from the loading platform or the tanker truck.
ESI was well‐represented at the 28th Annual Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference – a leading international forum for practitioners and researchers involved in the design and analysis of safe human work systems.
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