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Madden Accident Analysis, Investigation, Reconstruction

Best's Recommended Expert Service Providers - Forensic Engineering Experts

1700 West Market Street, Suite 318, Akron, Ohio 44313

Established: 1983

About Us

For over 35 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.

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
  • Workplaces, including commerical and industrial operations and construction equipment
  • Premises, including slips, trips and falls
  • Equipment and industrial fires and explosions
  • Hazardous combustion processes and equipment and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning
  • Chemicals, materials, gases and compounds (such as wet concrete)
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.

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
  • Computer-Generated Traffic Accident Simulations and Studies


The work of Senior Forensic Engineer James D. Madden, P.E. in forensic engineering has included:

  • Preparation of over 700 written reports
  • Preparation of over 70 affidavits
  • Testimony in over 100 discovery depositions
  • Testimony in over 90 trials and arbitrations
  • Completion of over 1100 cases
Qualifications of James D. Madden, P.E. also include:
  • Most recently, over 30 years in forensic engineering, including accident reconstruction
  • 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 Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) examinations in mechanical engineering and chemical engineering
  • Designation as a Board Certified Diplomate Forensic Engineer (BCDFE) by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) through the National Academy of
    Forensic Engineers (NAFE)
  • College degree (BS and ME) coursework and post-degree coursework in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, engineering mechanics, mathematics, physics, chemistry and normal psychology

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
  • National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Service Area

Providing service nationwide.

Personnel Information


James D. Madden, P.E., BCDFE

Elected to:
  • Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society
  • Sigma Xi National Research Honor Society
Recipient of:
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant for Undergraduate Study
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Fellowship for Graduate Study
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.)
  • Board Certified Diplomat Forensic Engineer by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) through the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)
  • Certified Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Technician Levels 1 & 2
  • Certified Crash Data Retrieval (CDR) Analyst
  • University of South Carolina, B.S.Ch.E. chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering mechanics, physics, chemistry, mathematics, minor in normal psychology
  • University of South Carolina, M.E., chemical engineering, mechanical engineering
  • Cleveland State University, additional coursework in engineering mechanics and mechanical engineering

Detailed Curriculum Vitae

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