The process of providing effective litigation support is a sequence of progressive
activities that may run sequentially or, at times, in parallel. In order
to fully explore the issues of a case, all of the following steps must be
taken to some degree.
Failing in any one can extend the process of getting to resolution.
- Quick Response to the scene to document the environment, landmarks, ground scars, vehicle paths and any other important information.
- Survey and diagramming of the site to preserve important positional information and create a site drawing.
- Inspection of involved equipment or vehicles to determine failures, damage, damage patterns and direction and important classifying information.
- Analysis of photos, video, statements, reports and other research information.
- Testing of vehicles, equipment or components as required to explore and verify, or deny, hypotheses.
- Reporting findings in written form to concerned parties.
- Developing demonstrative exhibits to support the reports and trial process.
- Testifying as required to explain findings and opinions.