Lightning strikes in the U.S. roughly 25 million times a year, killing an average of 49 people annually with hundreds more severely injured.
A typical lightning strike in the United States conveys between 25,000 and 45,000 amps, which can cause significant damage. The basic types of lightning damage are physical damage (caused by current flow and heat); secondary effect damage (causing arcing and induced current); electromagnetic effect damage (inducing currents in nearby wires or other conductors); and damage caused by changes in ground reference potential (causing current flow through grounding systems).
Our experts are electrical engineers and scientists specializing in lighting, electromagnetic radiation, grounding, electrocution and electrical accidents, electrical fires, and lighting safety. Some have expertise as electrical inspectors which includes lightning risk assessments, design reviews of equipment and lightning protection systems, transient protection, grounding system design, electromagnetic safety assessments, and electrical safety audits.
These experts offer consulting in matters of grounding and lightning protection designs, electromagnetic safety limits, lightning protection and grounding, and surge protection design. Many of their cases involve personal injury and fatalities caused by lightning strikes.
We can help you find a reputable lightning expert witness for your legal case. For over two decades, ForensisGroup has provided clients with accomplished experts to consult on complex electrical issues. Our professional staff has been assisting litigators and insurance claims adjusters in locating the best experts in more than 10,000 cases. Complete and Submit An Expert Request Formor call for information on retaining a lightning expert witness.