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Expert Witness

Expert Witness Services

At DAGA, we understand the court processes and how litigation is conducted. Our team of experts, both in Road Safety Engineering and Legal Services are trained to meet the needs of your clients. More specifically our report authors have undertaken specific training in the preparation of Expert reports including the Bond Solon training programme. Furthermore, our Managing Director, David Graham has been included onto the UK Register of Expert Witnesses as a ‘Vetted’ Expert which means that he has allowed an Expert Report he has authored to be assessed and referenced by a recent leading law firm client and published on the Register (see UK Registered Logo above). The UK Register of Expert Witnesses also provides a reference for its vetted members (click here). As such, you can be assured of our professionalism and our commitment to meeting your requirements when issuing instructions for the preparation of an Expert Report.

At DAGA attending at collision locations, reviewing Police stat 19 forms, witness statements, other expert statements, preparing a full report and giving evidence as expert witness in court are what we are trained to do. Whether we are called upon as expert witnesses in case management conferences, civil or criminal courts, we can deliver an independent and professional service to our clients. At DAGA it is our aim to offer our full support to clients whilst observing our obligations under Part 35 of The Civil Procedure Rules and its association with Practice Direction 35.

Our specialised highway safety consultants can advise on contributory factors such as:

  • The appropriateness of temporary traffic management layouts at road works
  • Road surfaces and skid resistance, potholes/depressions and surface contamination
  • Drainage and whether flooding was caused by improper highway maintenance
  • Defective or misleading items including road signs and road markings
  • Weather and its effects, in particular winter maintenance procedures

Some of our recent specialist advice and expert witness reports to individuals and organisations on Road Safety issues have included:-

A high-profile case for a leading law firm where our Managing Director David Graham was commissioned to provide an independent expert report on the adequacy of temporary traffic management processes employed in conjunction with the claimant (a motorcyclist) who sustained serious injuries when he collided with a traffic sign and temporary traffic management fixtures.

A case concerning a Road Traffic Collision at a junction between a motorist exiting a factory car park and a motorcyclist who was subsequently killed.

A detailed expert road condition report for a leading law firm representing a jogger who suffered serious head injuries following a slipping accident as a result of inadequate drainage in a rural country lane location.

In the meantime, should you require any advice on a particular case we are here to help so just click here to contact us.

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