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Fire and explosion investigation

We love fire and explosion investigation. It's that simple. We've learned that process is important. Every step of our expert fire and explosion investigations is done with an eye to what's next - building a foundation of sound science, active reasoning and technique.

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Fire scene investigation

It all starts here. When you call, we get started. We can respond quickly to ensure that the scene and critical evidence are preserved. Methodical documentation through photographs, measurements, sketches and notes lay a solid foundation for your case.

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Evidence inspection and testing

Details make your case. We know what evidence to collect and what it can tell us about your case. Whether it is a solid, liquid or gas, we can tell you if it burns, how it burns and how it ignites.

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Expert witness testimony

We make complex fire science interesting and easy to understand. Your client deserves a fire investigation expert who can make the merits of their case seem obvious and irrefutable without being condescending.

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Fire and explosion investigation

Your choice of Fire Investigation Expert can make or break your case. It is crucial that your investigation is performed efficiently, accurately, and in compliance with professional standards and legal requirements. Otherwise, the results could be disastrous... and expensive.

Whether your case is a small house fire or a multi-million dollar industrial disaster, we can scale our investigation techniques to the size of the incident.  We have seen and investigated incidents in homes, commercial and industrial premises, motor vehicles and marine vessels of all manner. Our investigations are grounded in a deep understanding of the science of fire – fire chemistry and dynamics, heat transfer, material science, and manner other fields that can affect the investigation.

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Whether a home fire or a multi-million dollar industrial disaster, our investigation techniques are applicable and scalable to the size of the incident.  We have seen and investigated incidents in homes, commercial and industrial premises, motor vehicles and marine vessels of all manner.

For more complex cases, we have immediate access to associate experts, engineers, architects and scientists needed to answer specific questions that arise during the investigation.

Fire and explosion investigation services at a glance:

  • Origin and cause investigations
  • Residential, commercial, industrial, vehicle and marine
  • Insurance claim investigation
  • Insurance subrogation
  • Product liability
  • Plaintiff and defense
  • File review and examination of previous investigations
  • Scene and evidence examinations
  • Laboratory testing, full size and scaled reconstructions and demonstrations
  • Case strategy and management
  • Expert reports and testimony

Fire scene investigation

When you call, we get started. We're on sscene quickly to ensure that the scene and critical evidence are preserved.

They can then make informed decisions on how to proceed – saving time and money.

Every case needs a complete scientific analysis of the facts, data and physical evidence. From the scene, to the photos and documentation, to the lab, to comprehensive reports, we do it all.  What’s more, our state-of-the-art laboratory and storage facilities allow us to conduct forensic examinations and material testing in a safe, controlled environment.

Answers you need to to make case critical decisions.

Every case needs a complete scientific analysis of the facts, data and physical evidence. From the scene, to the photos and documentation, to the lab, to comprehensive reports, we do it all.  What’s more, our state-of-the-art laboratory and storage facilities allow us to conduct forensic examinations and material testing in a safe, controlled environment.

Fire scene investigation services at a glance:

  • Fire and explosion scene investigations
  • Vehicle and marine vessel scene and laboratory examinations
  • Scene photography and documentation
  • Fast claim evaluation
  • State-of-the-art laboratory testing facilities
  • Secure, climate controlled premises for the preservation of evidence

Great witness 

You need an expert with the right degree, certifications and training. Check. Check. Check. Richard Meier has all 3.
But we've learned that credentials alone aren't enough to be successful in the courtroom.

Richard Meier has the communication and personality  to make complex fire science interesting and easy to understand for the jurors, the judge and especially opposing counsel.  

Call 941-900-1234 today to discuss your case.

Expert witness services at a glance:

  • Clear & Accurate Expert Reports
  • Mediation Reports
  • Skillful Deposition Testimony
  • Trial preparation
  • Case Strategy & Management
  • Approachable and likable testimony style.

Evidence inspections

It is the details that count.  At Meier Fire we know what evidence to collect and what it can tell us.  Proper documentation, inspection and analysis of evidence strengthens your client’s case.  
Better yet,proper analysis of the evidence can often stop the other side’s case dead in its tracks.

We use a systematic approach to evidence inspections, strictly adhering to NFPA 921 and ASTM guidelines. We can provide written protocols and insist on complete documentation of the inspection process, whether in our lab or another facility.

We use a systematic approach to evidence inspections.  Our inspections adhere to the guidelines proscribed by NFPA 921 and ASTM.  We can provide written protocols and insist on complete documentation of the inspection process, whether it occurs in our lab or in another facility.

Evidence inspection services at a glance:

  • Materials testing
  • Digital microscopy
  • X-Ray analysis
  • Failure analysis
  • State-of-the-art laboratory testing facilities
  • Secure, climate controlled premises for the preservation of evidence
  • Testing and Inspection Protocols
  • Demonstrations and Recreations

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Meier Fire Investigation, LLC 
4440 5th Street West  
Bradenton, FL 34207
941-900-1234
Licenses (FL)
A-1600260
C-1300627