Fisher Maritime is regularly called upon to analyze the causes of marine casualties, accidents, and personal injuries involving seamen, vessels, terminals, and shipyards, and then act as expert witnesses in litigation throughout the US and Canada (including collisions, allisions, groundings, explosions, and sinkings). This is in addition to our primary mission involving shipbuilding and repair contract development, management, claims, and litigation support work.
In addition to general maritime casualties, our personnel also analyze casualties involving a wide variety of recreational and small craft. As a result of our experience, the fundamental causes of nearly every conceivable type of boating casualty have been analyzed by our staff, including manufacturing defects, design defects, operator error, supplier error, maintenance/repair error and failure to warn, among others.
We also analyze casualties involving a wide variety of tugboats, barges, and other towed equipment. Many of the common causes of casualties involving this equipment also include manufacturing defects, design defects, operator errors, supplier errors, maintenance/repair errors, and failure to warn.
We have analyzed numerous maritime casualties in the past years, providing technical advice and expert witness services that are often conveyed through our personnel's reports and deposition testimony. Commonly, these matters are settled or resolved before going to trial due in part to the compelling information conveyed through our reports and testimony.
We have analyzed many incidents including collisions, fires, falls, and injuries. Examples of specific cases in which we have have been involved include the following:
We have analyzed numerous recreational boating incident types, including collisions, fires, falls, and injuries. Examples of specific cases in which we have have been involved include the following:
We have analyzed many tug-barge related incidents that also include collisions, fires, falls, and injuries. Examples of specific cases that we have have been involved include the following: