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Unusual Weather Cases

Unusual Weather Cases

When you think of weather-related cases, you may think of a slip & fall on ice, or property damage due to a hurricane. However, there are some unusual cases that involve weather that we’ve worked on. An attorney contacted us and was working on a case involving paint that was peeling off a commercial fishing…

This is Only a Minor Icing Event. How Bad Could It Be?

This is Only a Minor Icing Event. How Bad Could It Be?

Ice creates arguably the most dangerous wintertime condition to pedestrians and drivers. It can be surprising to see the difference in public reaction to a “major” snowstorm compared to a “minor” icing event. In the days leading up to a major snowstorm, the media coverage is non-stop. The behavior of the public clearly changes significantly…

The Important Difference Between Sleet and Freezing Rain

The Important Difference Between Sleet and Freezing Rain

Sleet and freezing rain are forms of precipitation that occur when layers of cold and warm air overlap. More specifically, sleet and freezing rain occur when warm moist air aloft overruns a layer of freezing cold air at the surface. The precipitation initially falls as rain through the mild air aloft. Once the raindrops begin…

A Storm In Progress Is Often Not The Crux of a Slip and Fall Case

A Storm In Progress Is Often Not The Crux of a Slip and Fall Case

Many attorneys believe that slip and fall cases ultimately hinge on whether or not there was a storm in progress at the time the fall occurred. However, from my experience providing weather analysis and expert testimony on hundreds of slip and fall cases, that’s rarely the case. Slip and fall cases can be very complicated…

Considering Using Free Historical Weather Data? Three Questions to Think About

Considering Using Free Historical Weather Data? Three Questions to Think About

You’ve just been assigned another personal injury case. Only this time, the weather is an important factor. You must know the weather conditions at a specific time and location in order to help build your case strategy. You perform a quick Google search for “free historical weather data” on a specific date at a certain location which…

4 Mistakes Attorneys Make When Working on a Weather-Related Case

4 Mistakes Attorneys Make When Working on a Weather-Related Case

Working on a weather-related case can feel overwhelming. Oftentimes, there are many factors to consider in a case such as precipitation timing, hourly temperatures, peak wind gust, or even the angle of the sun at a specific time and location. However, when working on a weather-related case that may seem cut and dry on the surface,…

Spinning Weather Phenomena

Spinning Weather Phenomena

As the Earth spins, so do many weather phenomena. A comparative look at weather features that rotate; from small dust devils to massive superstorms. The spin of the Earth helps generate many of our planet’s natural phenomena from global ocean currents to atmospheric wind flow and weather patterns. Many types of weather are associated with…

Heat Wave Safety – Stay Cool as Temperatures Rise

Heat Wave Safety – Stay Cool as Temperatures Rise

Recently, temperatures along the West Coast have reached record highs. The extreme heat event was responsible for crop damage, buckled roads, blackouts, and several deaths. According to the World Health Organization, heat waves are considered the most dangerous natural hazard. In fact, high temperatures are responsible for killing hundreds of people every year. As temperatures…

Unprecedented Heat Wave Shatters Records in the Pacific Northwest

Unprecedented Heat Wave Shatters Records in the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest was recently affected by its most severe heat wave in history. Many areas saw their all-time high temperature records broken, in many cases by several degrees. The heat lingered for a few days, causing many deaths, affecting crops, and killing sea creatures such as mussels and clams. The worst heat occurred from…

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