William N. Rowley, PhD, PE, D-IBFES, D-NAFE

Expert witness for aquatic accidents, drownings, suction entrapment, diving accidents, swimming pools, spas, wading pools, design, engineering, construction, construction defects, patents.

Quadriplegic Diving Accidents

Dr. Rowley has been consulted on over 100 cases involving this type of accident, in which a person experiences damage to the spinal cord, often resulting in paralysis.

Dr. Rowley has researched the effects of various potential elements that may or may not be relevant in any particular diving accident case, such as the serving and consumption of alcohol, warning issues, etcetera.

Photo of Dr. Rowley conducting diving research.

Photo of Dr. Rowley conducting diving research.

Working closely with biomechanical engineering experts, Dr. Rowley has developed a computer program that, using the laws of motion, is capable of creating a parametric computerized accident-specific reconstruction that includes forces, velocities, and trajectories – facilitating the understanding of virtually every aspect of how a particular dive can affect the diver's body before, during, and after impact.

Having designed more than 675 major commercial swimming pools and spas, Dr. Rowley is able to provide insight into various elements that may or may not be relevant in a quadriplegic diving accident case, including the following:

  • a swimming pool's design and construction
  • a swimming pool's compliance with code
  • water clarity issues
  • warning issues
  • alcohol and drugs

Dr. Rowley's expertise is relevant in cases involving residential and commercial pools, water parks, and natural bodies of fresh or salt water.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Dr. Rowley.

Rowley Forensic Engineering Inc

2325 Palos Verdes Dr. W., Suite 312

Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274-2755