Advantage Forensics Inc. is a multi-disciplinary forensic engineering firm based in Ontario with service across Canada and the U.S.
Our firm was VOTED #1 in Expert Witness Accident Investigation & Reconstruction in Canada. Our team of over 30 experts and consultants are ready to assist you with your litigation needs in the following areas:
Product Failure Liability
Personal Injury Investigation
Road Lighting Safety Assessment
Road Signage Assessment
Traffic Safety Assessment
Data Recorder Download & Analysis
Floor Safety, Friction Testing & Audits
Safety Hazard Assessment
Playground Safety Inspection & Compliance
Product Safety Testing & Compliance
Product Warning Assessment
Fire Safety Assessment & Audits
President, Jason Young, B.E.Sc., M.A.Sc., P.Eng., is a licensed professional engineer with over 20 years of experience in Collision Reconstruction, Human Factors, Biomechanics, Patent Infringement, and Sports/Rec Accidents. Mr. Young has extensive trial experience during his career of over 2500 forensic cases, with great success for his clients. Mr. Young has a Masters in Biomedical Engineering and has lectured to fellow investigators, to academia and to the legal industry across North America over the past 15 years with numerous publications.
VP Kyle Serkies, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., P.Eng., is a licensed professional engineer specializing in Motorcycle Collision Reconstruction, Material Failure & Product Failure. Mr. Serkies is a motorcycle safety instructor and a sought-out guest speaker in his areas of practice, with outstanding attention to detail in both his investigations and trial-ready reports.
VP Dr. Essam Dabbour, Ph.D., P.Eng., is a licensed professional engineer specializing in Road Design, Road Safety & Traffic Safety. Dr. Dabbour is a world-renowned expert in road design and traffic safety, and has published extensive research in these areas, with exceptional depth of analysis and clarity of findings in his investigations and trial-ready reports.
R. L. Nichols & Associates, LLC specializes in the protection of children within schools and other youth-serving organizations. We develop practical, sustainable strategies for organizations to improve their safety, security and emergency preparedness by identifying the organization's vulnerabilities to a wide range of risks that are specific to youth-serving organizations, such as:
active shooters and weapons violence
acts of terrorism
sexual abuse, bullying and harassment
workplace violence and street crimes
fatalities and severe injuries from common hazards and conditions
We consult with organizations in three ways:
1. Telephone and video consultations. We offer any school or youth-serving organization a free, no-obligation, consultation to discuss your needs.
2. Safety Master Plans. Working with your organization, we develop a true roadmap for continued child and staff safety improvements over multiple years. Our comprehensive Safety Master Plan typically includes:
An audit of your existing safety-related policies, procedures and other documentation
Interviews with key staff who are responsible for various aspects of safety
On-site assessments of your buildings and grounds
Photographic and written documentation of your organization’s safety efforts that should remain
Photographic and written recommendations for improvement
Timeline for executing proposed changes
Cost projections for physical safety and security improvements
3. Procurement Strategies. We can facilitate the competitive procurement of security technology, software systems through security-related vendors and we can consult with your architects and engineers on the security aspects of new construction and renovations.
Total Sports Consulting Services (TSCS) specializes in risk management programs for various types of sports, recreation, and fitness. They provide consulting services specific to Sports Injury Prevention and Risk Management to secondary schools, colleges, camps, sports leagues, and athletic facilities/complexes. Consulting services include:
Sports Risk Consulting:
Development of safety policies and procedure manuals
Development of injury prevention programs, including concussion, heat illness, and sudden cardiac death
Review of league, institutional, and/or departmental policies and procedures
Independent safety and risk management audits Risk and Hazard analysis of sports facilities
Design & Planning
Protective Safety Surfacing
Inspections, Safety Audits
Signs & Labels
Comprehensive Risk Management Plans
Safety Manuals / Safety Training
Adherence to ASTM Standards and CPSC Guidelines
Workshops / Presentations - TSCS also provides half and full day workshops/presentations for coaches, physical education teachers, athletic directors, facility managers, and anyone directly responsible for participant safety and risk management.
Principal, Professor Alphonses J. Heraghty is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) by the National Recreation and Park Association and a Certified Supervisor for Outdoor Environments by the National Program for Playground Safety. He specializes in Sport Injury Prevention and Risk Management.
Also a Certified Interscholastic Coach by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), Prof. Heraghty currently serves on the Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces, and Facilities committee with American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM). He currently serves as Professor and Academic Chair of the Health & Physical Education Department at SUNY Suffolk in Brentwood, New York. Prior to this role, he was the Fitness & Aquatics Director and Head Lacrosse Coach at SUNY Suffolk.