Boating Accident Expert Witnesses

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Expert witnesses in boating accidents practice in a variety of fields, including maritime law, personal injury law, product liability law, insurance law, and criminal law. Some of the most common specialties among these expert witnesses also include boating safety, marine engineering, navigation, seamanship, and boat maintenance. They have provided opinions on the effects of operator negligence, equipment failure, violation of boating laws, alcohol or drug use while operating a boat, and adverse weather conditions.

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Richard Allen MuellerView profile

ID: 6935852

Mr. Richard Allen Mueller

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Mr. Richard A. Mueller has 39 years of experience in Maritime and Boating Safety. He graduated from Olmsted Falls High School and he formerly served as a Salesman with Hyde Products, Inc. Currently, this expert is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Northeast Technical Services Co., Inc. and the Chief Executive Officer of Choice Ballast Solutions.

Admiralty  Maritime  and Boating Safety Expert Witness | FloridaView profile


Admiralty Maritime and Boating Safety Expert Witness | Florida

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This expert is well versed in all areas of maritime safety and regulation. He spent 30 years in the United States Coast Guard serving as a Boatswains Mate and Chief Warrant Officer, among other positions in operations and safety. He has conducted a myriad of law enforcement boardings to ensure vessels were in compliance with federal law and safety requirements. He is Coast Guard trained in Jones...

Richard Thomas Nicholls, MBA, PEView profile

ID: 6935853

Mr. Richard Thomas Nicholls, MBA, PE

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Mr. Richard T. Nicholls has 49 years of experience in Marine Engineering. He earned his BS in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture from the University of Michigan, his MEng from Stevens Institute of Technology, and his MBA from Baldwin Wallace University. Today, this expert is licensed as a Professional Engineer in the States of Florida, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Formerly, this expert served as a...

Recreational Boating Accident Investigation & Police Procedures Expert Witness | New JerseyView profile


Recreational Boating Accident Investigation & Police Procedures Expert Witness | New Jersey

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New Jersey

The qualified expert is cross-trained in vessel and vehicle accident reconstruction and in homicide/criminal investigation. He has conducted more than 1,500 investigations of serious and fatal vessel and vehicle accidents, and of crimes against persons and property. He was a board member of New Jersey State Police review boards that evaluated police vehicle accidents and pursuits for compliance...

Boating Safety Expert Witness | CaliforniaView profile


Boating Safety Expert Witness | California

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This boating expert has nearly 30 years of experience in his field. He earned an AA in business administration from Rio Hondo Community College and is licensed as a captain through the US Coast Guard. In addition, he is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of California and has contributed thousands of articles on fishing and boating to various media outlets. Formerly, this expert was an...

Admiralty and Maritime Law Expert Witness | TexasView profile


Admiralty and Maritime Law Expert Witness | Texas

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This highly-qualified expert has extensive experience in admiralty and maritime law. After earning his BS in marine transportation from Texas A&M University, and this expert went on to complete testing for a US Coast Guard Third Mate Unlimited Any Gross Ton License. He spent seven years sailing on various types and sizes of US Jones Act and international trading tank vessels in charge of...

Boating Accident Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a boating accident expert witness in a legal case?

A boating accident expert witness provides specialized knowledge about maritime laws, safety regulations, and boat operations to help clarify facts and establish liability in a legal dispute.

What types of cases can a boating accident expert witness handle?

They can handle cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, product liability, and negligence related to recreational or commercial boating accidents.

How can a boating accident expert witness assist in a product liability case?

The expert can evaluate the design, manufacturing process, and safety features of the boat or equipment involved to determine if any defects contributed to the accident.

Are there subspecialties within the field of boating accident expert witnesses?

Yes. Some experts specialize in areas like marine engineering, navigation, seamanship, yacht brokerage, or maritime safety regulations.

Why is it important to hire an expert with experience in the specific type of boat involved in the accident?

Different types of boats have unique operating characteristics and safety requirements. An expert familiar with the specific type can provide more accurate analysis and testimony.

How does Expert Institute select its Boating Accident expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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