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Consultant, Expert Witness, Electrical & Mechanical Accidents

Consultant, Expert Witness, Electrical & Mechanical Accidents

I am a consultant and expert witness in cases of electrocution, electric shock, flash burn, electrical injury, other electrical and mechanical accidents, and product liability.

I work for both plaintiffs and defendants. (“I calls ’em as I sees ’em” and have no reluctance to reporting an unfavorable opinion to a client, although this usually loses me the client.) My testimony has won million dollar cases. So far I have successfully refuted every adversary expert.

I have testified in court and in many depositions, and have sometimes even visited the event site to examine objects not cleaned up or removed after the accident. Some articles are sent to my office for examination. Most of my clients require only a verbal or written opinion based on my analysis of documentary evidence in my office.

Phone me to discuss your case (619-224-3494). Then you may send me a package of evidence and I will phone you an opinion. (No charge). You may then decide whether or not to retain me as a consultant or expert witness.

How I Help You

Typically you first retain me as a consultant with priviledged communication. I help you collect evidence that you may not have considered, then I study the evidence and form an expert opinion. If my opinion is favorable to your case you designate me as an expert witness. If my opinion is unfavorable, you use it as an aid in conducting your case and I disappear. “I calls ’em as I sees ’em.” Often I provide a tutorial on the technology involved in your case to help you conduct your case.

As I build my opinion I visualize a cross examining attorney before me, ask myself what difficult questions he might ask me; and prepare full answers. When I don’t know I say I don’t know. So far, no embarassments. I assume no technical training in the jury and speak as if addressing a non-technical friend.

I work for both plaintiffs and defendants. My testimony has won million dollar cases.

I do not charge for cross-country travel time so I have cases around the country.

For the web site listing electrical accident cases in which I analyzed causes and responsibilities, www.ljkamm.com/forensic.htm.

For the web site listing factory and industrial accident cases in which I analyzed causes and responsibilities, www.ljkamm.com/indust.htm.

For the web site showing letters of reference from attorneys, www.ljkamm.com/ref-ltrs.htm.

For my full CV: Education and professional and business career and detailed listing of degrees, licenses, positions, memberships, issued patents, books and other publications, and businesses based on my invented products, www.ljkamm.com/resume.htm.

Accident Reconstruction

I analyze accidents (“Accident Reconstruction”) and defective products. I am an experienced expert witness applying electrical engineering to lawsuits for:

  • Electrical injury
  • Electric Shock (less than electrocution)
  • Electrocution (a lethal electric shock)
  • Electrical Fire
  • Electrical Explosion
  • Electrical Flash Burn
  • Electrical Medical Devices
  • Electric Power tools
  • Electrical Heat
  • Automation
  • Electrical Safety
  • Electrical accidents
  • Product Liability (defective products)
The Small Claims Court in the UK – What You Need to Know

The Small Claims Court in the UK – What You Need to Know

Looking to take an issue to the Small Claims Court in the United Kingdom? Thankfully, the process is relatively straightforward and typically inexpensive. Here’s everything you need to know.

What exactly is the Small Claims Court?

Despite the name, the Small Claims Court isn’t a real court. Instead, the title refers to a process which resolves simple legal claims under £10,000, usually within a day.

Small Claims Court in the UK

What kind of disputes are resolved in the Small Claims Court?

The Small Claims Court deals with any minor breach of contract from either an individual or a company. Examples include faulty goods such as defective products as well as reduced services from a provider. Other common disputes relate to tenant-landlord disagreements or the recuperation of unpaid wages from a freelance worker.

When should I consider using the Small Claims Court?

Given this is a legal process and there are potential costs involved, you should only really consider the Small Claims Court as a last resort. It’s wise to try and resolve the issue through other channels first, such as the complaints department of a company or through meditation with the other party.

How much does it cost?

There are some fees involved in making a claim, although these will be returned if the case is successful. Applicantsclaim cost for benefits or with a low income may apply to have these fees waived, though they may still be required to pay expenses to the other party.

• Initial claim fee, £25-410
• Court allocation fee, £40 (only if the claim is over £1,500)
• Hearing fee £25-325 (paid if/when the case goes to court).

Can I claim expenses?

Neither party can claim legal expenses, which is why most people enter Small Claims Court without the help of a lawyer. However, the winning party can claim other costs such as:

• Up to £90 per day to cover the loss of income and travel expenses.
• Up to £750 to cover the cost of getting an expert involved to provide evidence for a claim.

How can I make a claim?

First things first, make sure your claim is in order. This involves gathering up all the necessary evidence including documentation, receipts, photos, and witnesses.

Next, the easiest way to make a claim is online by using an N1 Claim Form. The process is different in England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Once a claim has been lodged, the courts will serve it to the defendant.

What if my case isn’t defended?

This basically means you’ve won as the other party hasn’t bothered to defend the claim. You’ll receive the amount successful claimsclaimed and a refund of any fees from the defendant in due course.

What if my case is defended?

Then get ready for a fight. The defendant will have 14 days to respond to the claim, after which time you’ll be sent a questionnaire from the courts. Upon returning this information, a judge will decide whether the complaint should go to court. If it does, the courts will send each party a detailed list of directions.

Some tips for the big day

The most important thing to remember is to remain cool and approach the hearing rationally. Calmly explain why you believe you have been wronged and back up all your points with evidence.

Remember, Small Claims hearings are typically just held in front of a judge and a few admin staff, so there is really no need to be nervous.

The judge will decide on a ruling by the end of the hearing, and if successful, both parties will agree to payment conditions.

How to Get Compensation For Property Or Services In The UK

How to Get Compensation For Property Or Services In The UK

You don’t need to do a whole lot to claim in the UK. One of two options is available. Download an N1 claim form. Fill it out. This is for if you’re looking to claim a specific amount of money. If you don’t know the sum of money, you want to claim than you do something a bit different. You download the N1 claim form and print it out. Fill it out, and sent it to the County Court Money Claims Centre.

County Court Money Claims CentreAlternatively, you can apply to a county court, or, as it’s known, “small claims court.”
Whenever you make a claim, you have to pay a certain amount of money. If you fill the form out online, the fee will be added up for you. Most people don’t know the fee they will have to pay, so they make an estimate. That works, too.

You download the N1 claim form. Fill it out. Send it in. Pay the fee. That’s it. That’s the process.

What Happens After I Make The Claim?

After you make a claim, there are a few things that can potentially occur. One thing that could happen is the defendant you’re claiming against could respond and pay you. They must do so within fourteen days.

If you do get paid, you must call the person or business you’re claiming against and tell them you received the money. Then, you must contact the court and tell them when you received the money. You can do this online if you made an online claim, or you can call someone if you sent in the paper form.

What If The Defendant Doesn’t Agree With My Claim?

If the defendant disagrees with your case, the court may send you a questionnaire to fill out. If the claim issmall claims court considered a small amount – under ten-thousand dollars – they will offer to mediate it for you.

If a hearing occurs, and this may happen depending on your case, you have a few options. Represent yourself. Ask someone else to represent you – you may need to get the court’s permission to do this. Ask someone to advise you – they don’t have to be a lawyer. Or, you can pay for someone else to represent you.

A decision will be made on the day of your hearing. They will send it to you by mail. If you win your case, the court will order the defendant to pay the money. Sometimes, the defendant may ignore this order. There are ways the court can collect the payment, and ways for you to avoid any lawsuit or other legal matters

You may think that the court made the wrong decision, and you can appeal that decision. However, you must do this within twenty-one days of the court making that decision.

Can You Explain It To Me In Simple Steps?

Go on the internet. If you know the amount you want, fill out an online form. This is called an “N1 Claim Form” If you don’t, print out a paper form and fill that out. Send them in. Then, pay the court fee.

If they agree, you get your money. If they don’t, you have to go to court, or, use the mediation service. The mediation service is quicker.

Why we need to stand up for consumer rights in today’s consumer world

Why we need to stand up for consumer rights in today’s consumer world

The protection of the consumer in the marketplace can be handled in many ways. There are consumer laws and consumer rights which must be followed by businesses when selling to the public and should be taken very serious.

These rights require companies to develop a set of guidelines dealing with pricing, fair trade, competition and the telling of information to the consumer. These laws were setup to help the customer.

consumer protectionIn the United States, the government has established several sectors under the Consumer Rights cloud related to things like Food, drug and cosmetic. This is just the tip of the iceberg though as the protection of consumer rights is a complicated, detailed process.

There are many reasons why consumer rights should be respected and taken very serious, here are a few reasons:

Confidence

A customer who feels informed is a client who will have confidence in the buying process. They will feel comfortable in spending their hard-earned money on new businesses, local firms and new things.

A strategical setup policy on the selling process helps the consumer feel important educated and informed.

Competition

Competition is good for the economy and the consumer. If there is one shop in town selling item A, they can dictate consumer rightseverything surround that thing and those looking for it are at the mercy of the seller.

As the government polices consumer rights, it also may help the weaker businesses survive rather than be taken down by the big guy. They also make sure the big guys are following the rules.

Quality

There needs to be a quality standard. Particularly in industries like fresh food and restaurants, where consumers may not be around for the entire process, a law keeps things up to snuff. Food inspection agents will often visit restaurants and other places where food is prepared for inspections. If they fail, they could be shut down for a period, or maybe for good.

Without this law, who knows where the food industry would be today.

Organization

These consumer protection laws also offer a form of organization. There is protocol to follow, standards to meet and papers to fill out. By setting up a consumer rights act, everything was put in place, so everyone knows.

consumer laws and consumer rightsThis organizing can help both the consumer and the business.

If a consumer files a complaint about business, things can be played out like the legal system until a verdict has been reached.

The rights of the consumer are a grave matter that should not be taken lightly by any business, no matter what they do. Acting in an unsafe, untrue and fraudulent way can be bad news for the business involved and could lead to a criminal court if required.

Remember, as a consumer; you have rights. Learn more about your consumer rights through the local government or visit https://www.ftc.gov/about-ftc/bureaus-offices/bureau-consumer-protection!

The Best Classes to Take to Become an Engineer

The Best Classes to Take to Become an Engineer

The path to becoming an engineer should begin before you enroll in University.

While it is not vital, planning your High School courses accordingly is important for you.

If you’d like to work in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and architectural design or beyond: your studies are necessary.

engineering career

Math

Math is vital to any engineering as you’d expect. While the basic knowledge in it is relevant, the more advanced, you can study it the better. Consider taking advanced and specialized classes whenever you can.

When you apply to University, engineering programs will look for Algebra, Geometry, Probability & Statistics and Calculus. Consider these to give you the best chance of being accepted, and successful.

Science

Science is another important subject to study on your path to being an engineer.engineering subjects

Specifically, consider Physical Science, Biology, Applied Biology/Chemistry, Advanced Physics, and Chemistry. In today’s world of technology, Computer Science continues to become more and more important so be sure to take a course.

While Math can be used in just about any aspect of engineering, particular Science sub categories can benefit you more in a particular sector of Engineering than the next. If you are uncertain of what area of engineering you would like to study in, take as many courses as you can: knowledge is never a bad thing.

Language

Of course, Language is never a bad thing.

Proper grammar, punctuation, and pronunciation can help you in any area of your life. Be sure to study properly the proper writing formats of the English language.

If available, learning another language can always be useful down the road and looks excellent on a resume.

Hands on

Engineering can be very hands on so if there is a course that allows you to apply yourself like this, jump at the opportunity! For science courses that include time in the lab, make sure you put in the effort and learn as much as you can. You can be sure to find yourself in a lab while studying to become an engineer.

You can use www.tryengineering.org as a resource when in need of an answer for any of your engineering questions.

Like someone who is hoping to enter the legal studies world and be involved in law and order, Engineering is a highly competitive field with many people vying for the same position. Any extracurricular activity or course you can get to help you stand out is encouraged.

Don’t be afraid to try new things and challenge yourself. You can make it all worth it in the end!

How the latest technology can protect you from accidents (and law suits)

How the latest technology can protect you from accidents (and law suits)

We are truly living in the age of technology. All the time, we see new ways of doing things change so many aspects of our day-to-day life.

While these new technologies make for a faster and (sometimes) scarier world, they can also protect you from accidents, and from law suits.

In your vehicle

In our cars, new tech like the Forward Collision System will automatically take control of your vehicle if you get too close to whoever is in front of you. This new feature has reduced motor vehicle accidents by 15%.

Forward Collision SystemThe Lane Departure Warning System warns you when you are crossing the line to another lane, and can even pull you back in.

While there are more vehicles on the road than ever, technology can help you document what is going on around you with a new dash cam that films whenever your car is moving. Someone pull into your lane and scrape the side of your new SUV, and they won’t take the blame? No problem, the dash cam will sort it all out.

These videos can be easily sent to your laptop and can be used as a resource in the US legal system.

In your homebreak-in or intrusion system

Cameras are also a good idea for your home. They can be used in the case of a break-in or intrusion on your property, catching the culprit in action.

They could also protect you in the case of if the mailman fell on your sidewalk and decided to sue. Set up cameras and catch it all in action! You never know when you’ll need it.

In person

Use your cards! Debit and credit cards provide instant paperwork for what you’ve done and where you’ve been. Keep your cards close and secure.

If you are confident in keeping track of your phone, add your cards to the new Pay feature on your iPhone. This software keeps an infinite record of what you’ve done without having to lift a finger. But be careful, keep an eye on your phone!

At all timesnew Pay feature on your iPhone

More than anything, we are lucky to have the Internet to help us as our very own expert witness.

Are you unsure of the right way (and legal way) to proceed on something? Use a reliable online source to make sure you protect yourself. I emphasize making sure of the online source you are using. Stick to government or company websites. Don’t trust everything you read!

Can’t find anything online? Pick up a phone and call a law office, your local politician or someone who works for the government.

The US legal system is a complicated thing. In today’s world, you are given the keys to the world in the palm of your hand. Do your research and stay informed.

Knowledge is power when it comes to your legal safety!