Fires can be traced back to a variety of sources, one of which may involve electrical equipment or power. Electrical fires are a common source of such incidents and most often stem from improperly used or poorly installed electrical product or wires. Those working in the electrical field must adhere to a set of electrical codes and compliance regarding the quality and safety measures of each system and/or product of electricity. Electrical fire expert witnesses provide knowledge on the rules and regulations regarding electrical safety measures.
Electrical engineering expert are often called upon for cases involving electrical fires, as they are knowledgeable in the design and manufacturing of such products and equipment. Fire cause and origin experts are especially useful in the aftermath of an electrical fire, as the process may help in determining the source of the fire and who or what was at fault. The cause of an electrical fire may be a problem with the engineering aspects of an electrical product that has failed to comply with the national electric codes, which would be an issue with product liability. Another possible cause of such fires would be an ergonomic or human error, possibly resulting from a misreading or failure to follow labels and safety warnings regarding high voltage systems and other electrical hazards. Electrical fire experts are often called upon to determine which type of source is responsible for the fire in the case of a lawsuit.
Fire cause and origin investigators may be a vital source of information for an electrical fire-related court case. ForensisGroup has been providing top experts from each field for more than twenty years. Submit An Expert Request Form call us today for additional information on retaining a top quality electrical fire expert witness for your case.