Expert services provided by D. Wylie Associates include:
Study and Review of Facts and Data
- Police accident reports, including witness statements, photos, measurements, and accident reconstructions
- Drivers’ logs, electronic records of duty status, satellite tracking/communication system records, other hours-of-service supporting data
- Insurance company and motor carrier accident reviews and reports
- Responses to requests for interrogatories and admissions
- Responses to requests for production of documents
- Affidavits and deposition testimony of litigants
- Reports and testimony of expert witnesses in the same case
- Opinions of experts in the same or other fields
- Inspection of the scene
- Scientific studies
- Government approved documents
- Trade publications
Expert Opinions and Reports
Based on study and review of case facts and data, Dennis Wylie is uniquely qualified by his education, training, and experience to form expert opinions and communicate them to his client-attorneys. This is initially done orally, but subsequently the client-attorney will often request a written expert report. Our written reports have ranged from a few pages to more than fifty, but they all provide expert opinions of the matter at hand that are based on a clearly identified scientific foundation of theories and techniques that are tested, peer reviewed, published, and generally accepted in the human factors scientific community. Visuals such as graphs, charts, maps, and photos are often used to enhance communication and provide the basis for trial exhibits.
Testimony by Deposition and at Trial
- Deposition: Clear communication of the expert opinions to the opposing attorney(s) is the goal, along with clearly expressing and demonstrating the expert’s qualifications. Opposing attorneys generally pursue these areas sufficiently for the experienced expert to demonstrate his competence.
- Trial: Clear communication with the jury is key, so the story is told in relevant, coherent, understandable language at the appropriate level to explain (and teach) the expert opinions and their foundations to the jury. In this regard, visual exhibits can very important.