Incidents related to functionality or safety of doors might lead to potential lawsuits. Door installation, like other areas of construction, must adhere to building codes, the violation of which may lead to construction defects and/or issues with safety. Expert witnesses knowledgeable in doors will have a background in construction, door materials, door manufacturing, installation, which would be relevant to many door-related lawsuits.
Construction testing and evaluation must be conducted before implementing the fenestration of doors into a structure. Building code compliance is in place to prevent construction accidents, construction defects, and other structural problems, including those with windows and doors. Because a door is a separate piece, it must be properly fitted and installed within the building, as its specifications are expected to match the preexisting architecture.
Electrical engineering may be another relevant discipline in the event of a door-related lawsuit, since automatic doors are commonly used in public spaces. If an automatic door malfunctions, leading to product failure or injury, an expert witness in doors and electrical engineering may provide an expert opinion on whether the incident occurred due to human error or an issue with the machinery.
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