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Program Overview

This presentation will discuss the types of matters, the investigative methods employed, and the technology utilized by forensic mechanical engineers during product liability investigations. Specific case examples and practical applications will also be provided.


Who Should Attend

  • Insurance Adjusters
  • Claim Representatives
  • Claim Directors
  • Attorneys

What You Will Learn

  • The qualifications for a product defect matter and discussion of the types of product defects
  • Scope and types of mechanical product investigations
  • Investigative methods employed by mechanical engineers
  • Tools and technology utilized by mechanical engineers
  • Case examples and practical applications


Jason M. Mattice

Jason M. Mattice works at S-E-A as a project engineer with an emphasis in mechanical engineering. Capitalizing on his design, testing, and simulation background, Mr. Mattice is responsible for performing forensic investigations as they relate to incident causation, accident reconstruction, product failures, machine guarding, and standards compliance. Mr. Mattice also utilizes his skills to perform design analysis and testing research for clients to characterize the performance or specifications for their industrial or consumer products. He is an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). 

Thomas M. Maull

Thomas M. Maull works at S-E-A as a project engineer with an emphasis on mechanical-related projects and investigations. Capitalizing on his background, he is responsible for investigations which include off-road vehicles, agricultural and construction machinery, hydraulic industrial equipment, as well as vehicle engineer and component failures. Mr. Maull also investigates handheld power tools, exercise equipment, and other mechanical equipment and system failures. 

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