Marine Accident Investigation
4-25-2016: Because of an illness we will be suspending all services until further notice. Please check back later. Thanks - Wes Dodd
Welcome to Marine Accident Investigation. Our goal is to provide the highest quality marine investigation services in a timely manner. We have been recognized as experts in the field of marine accident investigation and reconstruction by attorneys throughout the nation. If you are looking for an experienced expert marine investigator, we can assist you with your case.
Wes Dodd has over 31 years of experience in recreational boat and marine related accident investigations. He has investigated over 700 marine related accidents including 80 fatal accidents. He has testified as an expert witness in Superior and Federal Courts.
Wes is recognized as one of the top experts in the field of Marine Accident Investigation and Reconstruction in the nation. Because of his training and experience, he has been involved in some of the highest profile boating accident cases in the nation.
Our success is a result of doing a thorough investigation of the accident and educating the jury on boating. This is a very important aspect if the case goes to trial. Out of every jury selected, possibly one juror has any knowledge of boating. Most likely every juror has the knowledge of a motor vehicle. Having the attorney ask Wes questions comparing the differences of the two, the jurors will have some knowledge of boating, their operation, how boats react, and how boating laws and regulations are applied.
Wes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco. He has also attended several marine related courses listed under training. He has a very successful rate in cases where he has represented the plaintiff and/or defendant in criminal or civil litigation.
Wes also instructs Boat Accident Investigation and Advanced Boat Accident Reconstruction for the State of California. Since 1993, he has taught over 3000 marine law enforcement, harbor patrol, and U. S. Coast Guard officers. His instruction teaches all phases of investigating boat accidents. He also teaches report writing and how to write a Vessel Accident Report. This gives him an advantage as to all phases of the investigation that should completed and then written in the report.
Laura Dodd is a CA Department of Boating and Waterways certified boat accident investigator with over 18 years experience in marine investigations.
If you have a boat, PWC or marine related accident, call us and we will discuss the case with you.
Thank you for visiting our web site. We sincerely hope that our site and the services we offer will assist you with your case.