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Construction Injuries and Defects Expert Witness Articles

Expert witnesses discuss construction accidents and defects cases that they helped defend. These discussions include product defects, construction site defects, and common dangers faced by construction workers. Expert witnesses are often essential to winning a construction injury or defect case.

  • Expert Witness for Architectural Defect Cases

    Defects are often found in products that are manufactured for consumers once the items have been distributed to retailers in usual circumstances. However, defects may be found in all manner of crafted items and objects around the world. Of these, some of the most dangerous may comprise problems in architecture and construction.

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  • Expert Witness Provides Testimony in Formaldehyde in Construction Materials Product Litigation Cases

    Construction materials used in a product’s creation may contain certain harmful chemicals, and an expert witness may need to provide testimony against the manufacturer or construction company when a person or employee sustains injury from the resource used. The professional hired for these claims may also need to express to the courtroom why formaldehyde was in the materials.

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  • Construction Expert Witness Describes Possible Construction Defects

    The defects that may exist within a construction site or with materials are frequently the cause of severe and grievous injuries or even death at the site. When this happens, a construction expert witness is generally hired for the confusion or to connect the defects to the proper responsible party for liability and damages owed to the person or family.

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  • Construction Expert Witness Explains How to Reduce Risk at Commercial Properties

    When a construction expert witness is hired for a case, it is to explain various aspects of the building, materials, persons involved and what risks exist with these processes. To utilize a construction expert properly, the lawyer may have him or her detail what may reduce these dangers for the commercial property in question.

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  • Construction Expert Witnesses Explain Why Balconies Collapse

    Balcony collapses often lead to severe injuries or death when someone is on the ledge when the accident occurs. With the help of a construction expert witness, it may be possible to discover why this incident happened and if there is a liable party.

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  • Construction Site Injury and Expert Witness Testimony and Reports

    The reports and testimony that an expert witness provides is crucial in construction site injuries where an employee or bystander harmed from the site presses a claim in civil court. The expert needs to explain to the judge or jury how the incident occurred, what injuries exist and why treatment requires compensation.

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  • Expert Witness Common Dangers Faced by Construction Workers

    Workplace injuries occur with infrequency depending upon the industry someone is in when harmed. Construction employees may face a greater amount of dangers due to the proximity to heavy and complicated machinery and equipment.

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  • Expert Witness Explains Electrical Accidents and Incident Reconstruction

    Electrical accidents often require reconstruction of the incident so that the judge or members of the jury understand what occurred during the accident. This also means that an expert witness is needed to detail how the injuries affect the victim.

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  • Expert Witness Explains Roofing Construction Flammability

    Construction sites and projects are fraught with potential risks to the health and safety of workers at the site. These dangers are numerous and often occur swiftly with little warning. This may even affect flammable materials and substances. When on the roof, there are several different items that may have the capacity to start a fire. When mixing tools that heat up and electrical equipment, an employee for a construction company may find himself or herself in imminent danger if something lights on fire.

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  • Expert Witness Explains Electrical Accidents and Incident Reconstruction

    Electrical accidents often require reconstruction of the incident so that the judge or members of the jury understand what occurred during the accident. This also means that an expert witness is needed to detail how the injuries affect the victim.

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  • Expert Witness: How Can an Expert Identify Construction Defects?

    When there is a need for a construction expert that must be used as a witness in a court case, he or she should have extensive knowledge and experience in the construction world. This means that all aspects of accidents, injury, defects and similar concerns regarding construction should be understood better than the average person.

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  • Forensic Expert Witness on Faulty Construction Materials

    Construction materials are necessary for a variety of projects that include buildings, roads, products and artistic expression. When these materials are faulty or have defects, it is much more likely that those involved with these resources may become injured or face devastating consequences that may require the services of a forensic expert.

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  • How to Work with a Construction Expert Witness in Complex Litigation

    Expert witness selection is important for cases with complex litigation. For this, it is often imperative to hire someone specialized in the field of study or subject in the courtroom, and this may provide a better chance at success when testimony assists the plaintiff in seeking compensation.

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  • Managing Construction Investigations with the Help of an Expert Witness

    Investigations into construction incidents are important. When, where and how someone is injured or killed in an accident determine how much compensation, what penalties and who may be responsible.

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  • Rise of Construction Defect Claims and the Role of Expert Witnesses

    Construction defect claims increase due to defective parts, materials, substances and similar concerns and have been on the rise. When the goal of the construction project is speed, there are many shortcuts taken that lead to injury and death for workers and those involved in the situation.

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  • Roofing Injuries and Fatality Prevention with the Help of an Expert Witness

    When persons are working on the roof, there are many risks to the health and various dangers that could lead to either serious injury or death. If the individual falls through or off the roof, he or she could break bones, suffer soft tissue damage or worse. This could be a wrongful death or liability issue if the person dies or the injuries are extensive enough to need compensation.

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  • Utilities Expert Witness after Accidents Caused by Buried Power Lines

    When there are various issues on the road that require additional explanation or a clearing up of confusion, it is important to hire an expert witness. When the case material involves buried power lines, a utilities expert is generally the professional that is able to discuss and detail what happened and why awarding damages is important.

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  • How Does an Architectural Expert Witness Find a Building Defective?

    When there is a possible case where a building has been erected with defective areas or designs, it may be necessary to hire an architectural expert witness to assist with the proceedings.

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  • Expert Witness Testimony in Interpretation of Building Code Cases

    Building codes may require some interpretation for cases where someone has been injured or killed. This means an expert witness in building codes is hired usually to assist with testimony and an understanding about this bit of evidence for the claim.

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  • Expert Witness: Why Gates or Fences Are Defective

    Gates and fences often cause accidents whether they are electric, slide open or require a key to open, and these barriers may harm a person to the point he or she must seek medical attention. When the gates or fences possess defects, a lawsuit may arise where damages are owed to the injured party through the use of a lawyer and expert witness.

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  • Expert Witness Explains Building Codes in Slip and Fall Cases

    Getting the building and safety codes correct in any case is vital. When the expert cites or reports the wrong codes for a litigation case, the credibility and reliability of testimony is reduced in the eyes of a judge or jury panel. This means that the case is not as strong and the chances of success are lessened.

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  • Managing Risks and Investigations in Construction Litigation with an Expert Witness

    Construction litigation is rife with complications, difficulties, risks and numerous types of investigations. These may be more in number when involved with commercial constructions projects, and injuries are often possible during these incidents.

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  • Managing Risks with the Help of Construction Litigation Expert Witnesses

    Construction incidents are common due to a variety of factors, but it is when someone is injured that the case becomes serious. This means a construction litigation expert witness is needed to explain evidence, connect the elements together and determine liability and provide the responsible party to the judge or jury.

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  • Experts View of the Architect Standard of care

    When a design/construction project starts most architects and clients are very happy to work together, however sometimes afterwards the client may become unhappy with the outcome of the specific building design, cost over runs, material selections and/or overall appearance.

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  • Construction Defects: What Often Goes Wrong And How the Contractor Can Avoid Defects Litigation

    Webster's Dictionary defines the word defect, as: 1. lack of something necessary for completeness; shortcoming 2. an imperfection; fault; blemish. To some Plaintiff Attorneys, and their Experts, the word defect has an entirely different meaning. It could mean that the work was performed with less than absolute perfection, with the "Standard" being "Absolute Perfection".

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  • Managing Risks and Investigations in Construction Litigation with an Expert Witness

    Construction litigation is rife with complications, difficulties, risks and numerous types of investigations. These may be more in number when involved with commercial constructions projects, and injuries are often possible during these incidents.

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