Codes and compliance expert witnesses often have very different backgrounds, as virtually every industry must adhere to a set of rules and regulations, whether they are based in business ethics, industrial hygiene, copyright laws, nondiscriminatory hiring practices, environmental preservation, financial regulations, medical staff and healthcare facility credentialing, labor relations, building code compliance, flammability codes and standards and other forms of fire protection, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), federal regulations, international policies and customs, construction building codes, safety compliance, or national electric codes, as well as any other type of codes and compliances required of each field.
Codes and compliance consulting is sought out for court cases that occur as a result of violating certain codes and compliance, as such violations often lead to substantial grounds for various types of lawsuits. Depending on the specific details of each industry, violating these rules and regulations may result in issues with patent laws, safety, construction defects, poor air quality, problems with accessibility for many individuals, negligent healthcare, a lack of proper safety labels and warnings, questions of product liability, and other major problems.
Codes and compliance expert witnesses may be asked to offer an expert opinion on the results of an accident investigation and reconstruction to determine if a violation in codes and compliance led to the incident in question, which may involve automotive vehicles, construction sites, or toxicology, among other possible areas.
Since 1991, ForensisGroup has built a qualified roster of experts based on a rigorous vetting process. Submit an expert request form today or call our office to retain an authoritative codes and compliance expert witness for your case.