Mechanical design expert witnesses may have varying backgrounds, since mechanical design is an important aspect of several unique fields. In addition to cases involving mechanical engineering, mechanical design expert consulting may also be needed for lawsuits involving such areas as heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), fire cause and origin, product design, failure analysis, pipeline engineering, automotive safety, bicycle safety, chemical engineering, aviation, medical devices, marine engineering, elevator inspection, fastener engineering, biomechanics, construction, materials engineering, metallurgy, structural engineering, traffic engineering, and any other discipline utilizing various forms of mechanics, each of which may become the subject of a lawsuit due to unforeseen circumstances.
Because many safety issues are often at the center of lawsuits involving mechanical design, expert witnesses are often called upon to provide an expert opinion based on the results of an accident investigation and reconstruction, which may be used to identify the source of the incident in question. Mechanical design litigation may also benefit from a failure analysis as a means of determining whether an error occurred during the mechanical design/engineering process, or if the problem resulted from a misuse of the machinery. Mechanical inspections may also indicate an improper use of mechanical safety equipment, as well as a failure to implement proper safety warnings if the machinery poses any sort of hazard.
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