STRUCTURAL ENGINEER EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Apartment Building Collapses During Lift-Slab Construction Project STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Expert Case

…  by a construction joint at a central elevator lobby. The structural frame of the building was made of steel columns and concrete flat …  were killed. Expert witnesses specialize in forensic engineering and hydraulic engineering were retained for this …

Construction Workers Killed in Condominium Building Collapse STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Expert Case

Construction Workers Killed in Condominium Building Collapse

This case involves the construction of a condominium on a prime piece of land in the North East. The architect designed a 4-story condominium building with stairwells at the east and west ends and a detached elevator tower at the south end. The building wa …

Engineering Expert Witness Comments on Load-Bearing Capacity of Chair STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Expert Case

This case involves an injury to a male which occurred while the male attempted to reach some boxes. Two weeks prior to the incident in question, the plaintiff purchased a chair at a large retailer. The chair featured wire legs and a plastic frame. There w …

Design Engineer Expert Witness Opines on Ladder Design STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Expert Case

Design Engineer Expert Witness Opines on Ladder Design

This case involves an injury to a construction worker. The plaintiff was helping to install CertainTeed shingles on a two-story home. The ladder was an extension ladder and had latches that were designed to keep the ladder extended. Although the ladder was …

Engineering Expert Witness Discusses Slip and Fall While Mini-Golfing STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Expert Case

This case involves a slip-and-fall accident at a mini-golf course. The plaintiff was playing mini-golf at a large course. Twenty minutes prior to the plaintiff’s arrival, it had rained heavily, but no warnings were provided to the plaintiff. Additionally,  …

Design of Movie Theater Contributes to Injury STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Expert Case

Design of Movie Theater Contributes to Injury

This case involves an injury to a movie theater patron. The movie complex in question was redesigned in 2012 in order to add thirty seats in each theater. In order to accomplish this goal, the movie complex added seats to the designated handicap spots in t …

Collapsing Bench Requires Forensic Engineering Analysis STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Expert Case

This case involves a 190 pound female who was injured by a collapsing bench at a car dealership. The plaintiff dropped her car off at the dealership to have an oil change and tire rotation, along with other routine maintenance. The mechanic told the woman  …

Design Engineer Opines on Hockey Skate Design STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Expert Case

Design Engineer Opines on Hockey Skate Design

This equipment design case involves an injury to a seventeen-year-old ice hockey player due to allegedly faulty equipment. The plaintiff was using a new pair of ice skates produced by a leading ice hockey equipment manufacturer. The plaintiff used the ice …

Forensic Engineering Expert Discusses Artificial Hip Design STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Expert Case

This case involves the alleged failure of an artificial hip. The plaintiff, a fifty-nine-year-old male, was having issues with his hip, and his primary care physician suggested that he have an artificial hip resurfacing arthroplasty procedure. The plaintif …