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About Us

Califronia Office & Corporate Headquarters

JP Research Inc. is one of the leading safety research and consulting firms in the U.S., providing complex statistical and engineering solutions to a broad range of litigation and research matters. The Firm has established its reputation by consistently delivering its solutions in a timely and cost effective manner for its national client base of legal firms, insurance companies and manufacturing corporations. JPR’s engagements range from helping Clients to better understand the causes of individual accidents being litigated, to assisting our Clients with some of the largest Class Actions in the country.

The Firm’s range of litigation and research services is extensive and specialized in its application and integration of complex statistical and engineering principles. Many of the Firm’s team members have pioneered analyses and methodologies that have been widely adopted and used by the scientific community.

JPR was founded in 1995 by Ms. Jeya Padmanaban, its President and Principal consultant, in response to requests from several of the nation’s top litigation experts, who sought Jeya’s expertise and experience in analyzing automotive safety and risk data derived from national crash databases. JP Research has been breaking ground in the U.S. litigation field ever since through its comprehensive analyses of state-collected and maintained crash data—in particular, of detailed police reports whose entries form the basis of the national crash databases.

Since its founding as a statistical firm in California, JPR has added two field offices—in Michigan and Pennsylvania—staffed by world-class automotive engineering talent and biomechanical engineering specialists.

Detroit Office

JPR’s Automotive engineering specialty is based in its Detroit Area office. The Firm has worked on a range of products including Vehicle OEM design engineering, product development engineering as well as consulting to vehicle OEM’s and Tier One suppliers. Current projects with Vehicle OEM’s and Tier Suppliers include warranty review and analysis, class action settlement reviews, FMEA reviews, and component failure analysis. Our staff also has worked directly with NHTSA to resolve inquiries and investigations regarding specific vehicles and/or power train and chassis components. Staff also provides educational/training services for SAE and is currently teaching the Engine Failure Investigation and Analysis course C1344.

Philadelphia Office

JPR’s Biomechanical Engineering specialty comprises the Philadelphia Area office. Stanford University defines the biomechanical engineering specialty as “…the combined use of mechanical engineering principles and biological knowledge to better understand how these areas intersect and how they can be used together to potentially improve peoples’ quality of life.” JPR extends this definition and these engineering principles to determine probable causation of accidents and injuries wherever human and mechanical systems interact. Litigation from accidents where injuries occur in industrial and personal settings often results; this litigation as well as related research are a major focus of the office and the Firm.

Philadelphia’s Biomechanical Engineering team conducts biomechanical accident reconstructions that determine how injuries occur in traumatic accidents. The team performs injury analyses for all types of incidents, including motor vehicle crashes, sports-related concussions, alleged injury from falls, elevator and escalator incidents, transmission line failures, amusement park accidents, construction and forklift accidents, and various incidents involving children.

Legal clients include major firms that represent amusement park manufacturers and operators, automotive corporations, industrial equipment and consumer product manufacturers, sports equipment manufacturers, trucking and rental car companies, and individual property owners. Our experience includes evaluation of a wide swath of personal injuries and injury claims from motor vehicle crashes, firefighting equipment, industrial equipment accidents of all types, and engineering evaluations of how personal protective equipment affects injury. Our bioengineers have experience analyzing all types of personal injuries, including head, neck and back injury claims, electric shock, burns, and repetitive injury claims.

JP Research India Office

JP Research has pioneered advanced data collection systems globally as well, developing methodologies and designing databases for use in emerging countries such as India with great attention being paid to establishing local factors affecting crash and injury in an environment far removed from the affluent, well-regulated highways, vehicles, and road users typical of first-world countries.

JP Research founded an international consortium to support a Road Accident Sampling System for India (RASSI) and has established a fully incorporated company— JP Research India, Pvt. Ltd —to pursue automotive safety research, accident data collection, and onsite crash investigation in India.