“Reconstructing aquatic accidents involves subtle factors. Notice that the selfless rescuers, so intent on assisting others, have forgotten their own safety. Where are their personal flotation devices (PFDs)? An explosion could both severely endanger them as well as lead to extensive litigation.”


For Aquatic/Boating Accident Investigation and Reconstruction Call:  231 547 0172

Smith Aquatic Safety Service provides expert witness testimony, accident reconstruction and related counseling in cases involving: drowning, boat collisions, diving, personal watercraft (PWC’s), personal flotation devices (PFD’s), rules of the road, alcohol, hypothermia, pool and beach design and construction, life guarding and supervision, water skiing and tubing, dams, rafting, environmental stressors and other water related areas. Please see our Contact -Archives page for numerous past case reports in the above areas of aquatic litigation. Please call/e-mail if you do not see a past report in your area of interest.

Investigation and Counseling

Smith Aquatic Safety Service provides expert assistance in identifying causative factors present in water and boating accidents. These factors, although often quite subtle,  have a major effect in producing situations leading to mishaps, injuries and deaths. Dr. Smith has extensive experience in naval science plus rules of the road and federal/state boating laws as well as vessel operation. Also, due to his academic background in educational psychology, Dr. Smith has testified concerning a number of behavioral issues such as reaction time, learning progressions, propriety of signs and warnings, etc.

HOME OFFICE:  12367 N. Country Club Dr., Charlevoix, MI 49720, Phone: 231-547-0172

E-mail:  smithd@bignetnorth.net