A witness who by virtue of education, training skill or experience is believed to have knowledge in a particular subject beyond that of an average person so that others can rely upon their specialized opinion as assistance to the fact finder.
An engineering discipline that involves the application of the principles of Physics for analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of various systems. Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines. We use our solid understanding, education and training in the fields of kinematics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and energy-mass manipulation to enhance our environment and promote our species.
A qualified engineer that investigates materials, products, structures and components that fail or do not operate as intended. The failure or non-conformance can result in personal injury, property damage, or financial strain and be litigated in a court of law. The Forensic Engineer uses the scientific method, training, testing, and scientific standards to determine the root-cause and any contributing factors to the accident.
Is the light level sufficient for the intended task?
Did the hotel’s walkway meet ADA requirements?
Has the product been tested to industry standards?
Did the general contractor comply with OSHA rules?
Is the flooring compliant with ANSI and ASTM standards?
Why didn’t the forklift stop when the brake was applied?