LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Architectural Design Choice Allegedly Causes A Child’s Tragic Death LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Expert Case

This case takes place in Florida and involves a 9-year old child who visited a library with her father. While the father was reading a book, the child wandered off and climbed a guard railing separating an outdoor walkway from a small garden. The railing  …

Flawed Ventilation System In Residential Home Fails Soon After Installation LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Expert Case

This case involves a house in Nevada which was built into a steep hillside. Most of the HVAC supply and return ducting was directly buried into the surrounding terrain. The remaining ducting was poorly installed in the interior walls allowing air to dump …

Dangerous Bike Path Causes Fatal Accident LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Expert Case

Dangerous Bike Path Causes Fatal Accident

This case takes place in Michigan and involves a bicycle accident that occurred on a newly constructed bike path in a public park. The bike path was constructed in a large park, and covered terrain ranging from open fields to wooded areas. At some points, …

Bicycle Expert Advises On Dangerous Bicycle Path Design LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Expert Case

Bicycle Expert Advises On Dangerous Bicycle Path Design

This case involves a bicycle accident on an area of the Chicago lakefront. Along the waterfront on the south side of Chicago there is a stepped retaining wall that was built to prevent erosion and flooding. It was designed so that it could be traversed on  …

Trees with Possible Prior Fall Risk Cause Injury to Couple Driving in a Car LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Expert Case

This case involves a couple that was driving on an exit ramp, and they were injured by a tree that fell on top of their car. The trees were on a property adjacent to the highway controlled by the government. When an investigator went out to the parkway, th …