Fire & Accident Causation Technical Services (FACTS) of Tampa, Florida is an equal opportunity company in that we accept assignments from both plaintiff and defense attorneys for civil and criminal cases, insurance companies, private individuals (including pro bono cases), and private companies and corporations.


We also occasionally provide specialized consulting for various forensic engineering companies as an independent contractor.


An important criterion we have in accepting cases from anyone is that we be allowed access to all the information relevant to the physical evidence of the case so that the best informed conclusion can be reached. Failure to provide all pertinent information at the onset can possibly result in a compromise - and possible change - of our opinion further down the road, since any opinion rendered is based on the facts available at the time.


Given the criterion above it is not unusual that we will find technical weaknesses in your case. If you simply desire a hired gun or a paid advocate to parrot a position, we are probably not the right choice for you. If, however, you seek an informed technical advisor to aid in a teamwork approach to case strategy, then you've come to the right place.


Advice vs Advocacy

Our role, as we see it, is to objectively review and analyze the evidence and other technical facts in an attempt to understand what happened, and to advise you of the case's technical strengths and weaknesses. Using this approach, an informed strategy can be implemented to evaluate the evidence.


If the case has more weaknesses than strengths, you need to know this so that you can either deal with it accordingly with the proper strategy, or simply cut your losses. Likewise, if your case is strong you will know that, too, and you will be able to confidently negotiate with the assurance that you are not merely being told what you want to hear.

More Reasons to Rely on Fire & Accident Causation Technical Services (FACTS) of Florida

FACTS' insightful written reports and verbal summaries are frank, concise and understandable, and specifically address the issues of vital interest. The "if you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance - baffle 'em with academic obfuscation" approach seems to be a common strategy among experts these days, but is eschewed at FACTS.


Should a FACTS case go to trial, the technical aspects of the case are made understandable to the jury. Technical terminology and jargon is used sparingly and always explained. The goal is education and clarity instead of academic obfuscation, to enable the jury to understand by seeing for themselves. The better they understand the meaning and significance of the physical evidence, the better we have done our job.


With Fire & Accident Causation Technical Services of Tampa, Florida you'll be armed with ready access to education in engineering and technology and a working knowledge of many relevant subjects - in addition to the insight and knowledge gained from 36+ years of determining the causes of fires and accidents of all kinds. It's also not unusual that we broaden the perspective of your case by discovering an important aspect previously overlooked or unknown.


In causation forensics, experience matters - and FACTS has exclusively focused on this field full time since 1981.


Call FACTS for a preliminary review of your file. If you practice in the Tampa Bay area, you can arrange for an office visit for a simple (and deductible if the case is assigned later to us) one-fee review of any cases pending which need technical scrutiny as to merit.


Consult FACTS before you depose a claimant or opposing expert. Depositions can be especially illuminating if you've asked the right questions.


A fire expert or accident reconstruction expert at Fire & Accident Causation Technical Services can help you focus on the cases with merit and promise - and will help you avoid those which are technically weak or dubious. Consult FACTS if you're looking for a technical advisor you can rely on.