Sports Safety Expert in Facilities Negligence

Case Description:

A sports safety expert in facility negligence was needed for a premises liability case alleging insufficient supervision and instruction. The plaintiff belonged to a sports and recreation center operated by the defendant. When the plaintiff fell from a rock wall at the facility and sustained injuries, he filed suit against the defendant, claiming facilities negligence in premises safety.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to find sports safety experts experienced with risk management standards for health clubs and sports and recreation facilities who could opine on facilities negligence issues. Knowledge of risk management and sports safety procedures for indoor and outdoor rock climbing was considered essential for this expert. Prior litigation experience concerning sports safety was considered desirable and experience as a testifying expert was optimal.

Experts Presented:

  • Risk Management

    This sports safety expert holds an M.S. degree in exercise science and a Ph.D. in physical education with a specialization in sports management. He is a university professor who teaches topics including facility and event safety and consults with recreational facilities on risk management issues. He has also published and lectured extensively on sports and recreation topics including legal issues, risk management and security issues. This expert has accompanied sports management students overseas to tour sports facilities. He has offered expert witness consulting services for premise liability and facility negligence cases. IMS Reference #4995703

  • Safety Engineering

    This sports safety expert has been involved with recreational activities and sports for the past 30 years as a university professor, coach, club advisor, recreational event coordinator and sports commissioner. He holds memberships in a number of professional organizations including the American College of Forensic Examiners, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. He has consulted and testified as an expert on a number of cases involving sports and recreation safety issues. IMS Reference #4995598

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