is a Licensed Professional Engineer
in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Ohio and Kansas. He is available to perform Expert Witness Services in all 50 states.
Ray Helmer has acted as an Expert Witness and as a consultant to both plaintiffs and defendants and their representing counsel in the resolution of numerous cases. He has been called as a consultant in cases involving insurance companies, utility companies, state highway departments, railroad companies, private companies, and land and commercial developers.
As an Expert Witness/Consultant, Mr. Helmer enjoys a reputation for his rigorous attention to detail and professional expertise. He spends a considerable amount of time inspecting the sites where the alleged instances occurred, taking photographs, preparing detailed surveys, and reports, reviewing witnesses' statements and depositions, and using his professional knowledge and expertise to provide accurate and impartial assessments.
Areas of Expertise:
Civil, Structural and Forensic engineeringHighway engineering, roadways, sight distanceConcrete and Asphalt PavementsHighway / Street lightingTraffic engineering, signals, signs, stripingTraffic noise studiesAccidents – automobile, train, motorcycle, pedestrianTraffic accident testimony involving city / County / State DOTSHydraulics, hydrology, drainage, floodingSanitary engineering, sewers, overflowsWater treatment, distribution, pumpingWater disinfection byproducts (DBPs)Wastewater treatment plants, lift stationsSoil expansion, contraction, settlementFoundation failure, structural damagePlumbing, leaks, water intrusionAirports, FAA standards, runways, taxi ways, rampsBridges, buildings, corrosion, concrete crackingConstruction defects, fraud, accidents, delays, estimates
Hydroplaning is frequently alleged to be a cause of vehicular traffic accidents. This is because many persons, even law enforcement personnel, may not know the technical definition and criteria for hydroplaning.
Many vehicular accidents happen because drivers are in too much of a hurry or they are distracted by any number of things. They just are not paying close enough attention to their surroundings. Traffic accidents at signalized intersections are common where both drivers claim the other driver is at fault.