Furniture, like any other product, must be manufactured to meet certain codes. Such rules and regulations are especially important in relation to the design and engineering of furniture, as they are major fixtures within buildings and households. Furniture expert witnesses are called upon to offer expert opinions concerning product liability in relation to furniture design and flammability, since an error in the manufacturing process can result in numerous safety hazards for the consumer.
Materials science is also a major aspect in the creation of furniture, as well as how it relates to ergonomics and human factors, since the product design is specifically tailored to accommodate the health and comfort of consumers. An error regarding ergonomics may result in bodily harm or injury for the consumer, which can lead to potential lawsuits.
A furniture-related lawsuit may also result from deceptive advertising. If the retail display misrepresents the final product, the consumer may make a claim against the furniture store. Furniture expert witnesses may also have experience with appraisal for antiques, including pre-industrial furniture and wood furniture, which may require veneer or wood repair, as well as other forms of antique repair.
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