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Forensic Engineering Experts


Madden Accident Analysis & Forensic Engineering

8803 Brecksville Road, Suite 7-216, Cleveland, Ohio 44141

Mailing Address: 1700 West Market Street, Suite 318, Akron, OH 44313

Established: 1983


About Us

For over 30 years we have specialized in investigation, analysis, and reconstruction of accidents causing injury, death and property damage, and the analysis of the safety of products, equipment and facilities.

Our analyses are based on engineering principles, including mechanical engineering, engineering mechanics and chemical engineering, and include the use of:

  • Human Factors
  • Safety Design principles
  • Safeguarding principles
  • Warnings principles
  • Codes and Standards.

This practice includes accidents in the areas of:
  • Traffic, including roadway design and condition and control devices
  • Consumer products and industrial, commercial and construction equipment
  • Commercial and industrial operations and construction activities
  • Premises, including slips, trips and falls
  • Equipment and industrial fires and explosions
  • Hazardous combustion, including the release of combustion products leading to carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Services Rendered

  • Forensic Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Consultations
  • Case Consultation
  • Testing
  • Accident Investigation
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Safety Analysis
  • Expert Testimony
  • Scientific Testimony
  • Depositions
  • Arbitrations
  • Video Depositions
  • Traffic
  • Automobile Crashes/Collisions
  • Crash Investigation
  • Vehicular Crash Reconstruction
  • Highway Safety
  • Roadway Defects
  • Automobile
  • Trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • Recreational Vehicles
  • Pedestrians
  • Product Liability
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Lift Trucks/Fork Lift Trucks
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Fire and Explosion Causation
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Industrial Safety
  • OSHA Regulations
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip, Trip and Fall
  • Building Code Compliance
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Construction
  • Construction Safety
  • Construction Equipment
  • Human Factors
  • Codes and Standards Analysis
  • Standard and Code Compliance
  • Preliminary Evaluation
  • On-Site Investigation and Data Collection
  • Accident Analysis
  • Equipment and Facilities Analysis
  • Calculations
  • Research
  • Verbal and Written Reports
  • Trials
  • Traffic Accidents, including Traffic Control Devices
  • Consumer Products and Industrial Equipment Accident
  • Equipment Guarding
  • Design and Warnings
  • Chemical and Gas Accidents
  • Hazardous Combustion, including Carbon Monoxide Release
  • Commercial and Industrial Facility Design and Operations
  • Building and Property Safety
  • Construction Accidents

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Qualifications

The work of Senior Forensic Engineer James D. Madden, P.E. in forensic engineering has included:
- Preparation of over 600 written reports
- Preparation of over 60 affidavits
- Testimony in over 90 discovery depositions
- Testimony in over 75 trials

Qualifications of James D. Madden, P.E. also include:
- Most recently, over 30 years in forensic engineering
- Previously 17 years in engineering design of equipment and facilities, industrial operations and construction assistance
- Professional Engineers license, earned by taking the National Council of Engineering Examiners examination in mechanical engineering and chemical engineering
- Designation as a Certified Diplomate Forensic Engineer by National Academy of Forensic Engineers under the auspices and guidelines of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards
- College degree coursework and post-degree coursework taken in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, engineering mechanics, mathematics, physics, chemistry and normal psychology

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Professional Memberships

  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • National Academy of Forensic Engineers
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • American Society of Agricultural Engineers
  • International Code Council (formerly Building Officials & Code Administrators International - BOCA)

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Service Area

Providing service nationwide.

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Personnel Information

Owner


James D. Madden, P.E.

Honors:

  • Elected to: Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society,Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society & Sigma Xi National Research Honor Society
  • Recipient: National Science Foundation Grant for undergraduate research and NASA Fellowship for graduate study

Certifications:
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.)
  • Certified Diplomate Forensic Engineer by National Academy of Forensic Engineers under guidelines of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards
Education:
  • University of South Carolina, B.S.Ch.E.
  • University of South Carolina, M.E.
  • Cleveland State University

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Detailed Curriculum Vitae

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