In our forensic casework it’s not unusual for all parties to acknowledge that a mishap occurred, but disagree on the cause or severity of injuries claimed to be associated with the event. In this article, we discuss injury causation investigations through the example of an incident in which the plaintiff was struck by merchandise falling from a retail display shelf.
A federal court has awarded a multimillion-dollar judgment to the family of a tugboat deck hand who was killed in a capstan related accident on New Jersey’s Hackensack River in 2009.
Experts at Robson Forensic were involved in a lengthy trial, in which a federal judge ruled in favor of the plaintiff. In this case, a 58-year-old deckhand employed on a tugboat was crushed to death when entrapped in the capstan of the boat by a towline under great pressure during an improperly conducted “swing maneuver.”