Areas Of Expertise

Peterson Engineering, Inc. serves the legal and insurance industries by providing quality forensic engineering services in the areas of:
- Failure Analyses
- Product and Safety Evaluations
- Crash Analyses and Accident Reconstructions
- Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulations
- Slip/Trip/Miss and Fall Accidents
- Professional Reports
- Expert Witness Testimonies

We are often asked to determine what happened and who was or was not at fault. To find probable answers, we inspect and evaluate known items of evidence. We apply our engineering experience and perform relevant analyses in order to render professional opinions, which we state to a reasonable degree of engineering certainty.

We evaluate the engineering sciences aspects of incidents and artifacts that may become subjects of litigation. We help clients evaluate the merits of their case. We also help identify and develop relevant issues. Much of our work relates to civil litigation cases. We have also given expert witness testimonies in several criminal cases.

Eyewitness testimonies are often incomplete, inaccurate in certain details, and sometimes contradictory. We can help fill missing gaps and resolve conflicts in eyewitness accounts.

Our professional opinions are based on engineering sciences evaluations that are minimally dependent on the eyewitness accounts. We adhere to the codes of ethics of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE), and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS).

We recognize the standards of practice published by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E30 Committee on Forensic Sciences and E58 Committee on Forensic Engineering.