As with any construction project, installing flooring includes planning, labor, equipment, and liability issues. Flooring is considered a special field within the construction industry. Before a flooring project even begins, there are necessary details and areas of planning to consider, such as selecting materials for the floor, cost estimating, using standards of practice, fall protection, coating, and floor maintenance instructions.
There are flooring expert witnesses with backgrounds in specific types of flooring, including carpets, hardwood floors, marble, ceramic tile, rubber tile, stone tile, laminates, vinyl flooring, or sheet flooring. The licenses and certification of flooring experts, including floor inspection, general contracting, or claims inspection, also varies between flooring expert witnesses.
With the amount of planning and foresight involved, there are possibilities for liability issues to arise once the project has gone underway or after it has been completed. An issue regarding quality or safety of the floor may be related to premises or product liability, construction accidents, fall protection, and slips, trips, and falls. The business side of a lawsuit may include a dispute between the contractor and customers, violation of construction building codes, or material failure.
Flooring by a professional contractor entails working by a set of standards and regulations. The issue of flooring can become the center of a lawsuit if an incident happened leading to an injury or if there’s an issue in quality. It is therefore important to find a flooring expert with the specific expertise relevant to your case. ForensisGroup has been successfully matching clients with expert witnesses for more than twenty years. Take a look through our selection of quality experts and submit an expert request form or contact us to find the right expert for your case.