The energy industry consists of companies that produce and sell energy, such as natural gas, coal, nuclear power, electricity, or renewable energy and fuels. The United States is the number one producer and supplier of energy, as well as one of the top consumers, so it has a very prevalent presence throughout our daily lives.
Like any other industrial business, there is an increased chance for accidents and risks because of the complexity of equipment and machinery involved. Lawsuits made against the energy industry often question who was at fault in the case of such accidents, whether it was due to poor oversight, faulty equipment or machinery, the failure of an electrical or power system, air pollution caused by poor ventilation, a construction defect or safety issue, improper handling of hazardous materials, human factors, or a mechanical issue leading to an oil or gas fire and/or explosion. Energy industry expert witnesses should have sufficient experience with these situations.
Problems may also arise in the business side of the energy industry, leading to potential legal complications. These claims often stem from issues related to business management, business valuation, employment disputes, infringement, mergers and acquisitions, cost estimating, or safety code requirements. Similar to other industrial professions, those within the energy industry are usually licensed or certified in engineering.
The energy business is a vast and complex industry. It is important to find an energy industry expert witness with a background that is relevant to your particular case. Submit an expert request form or call us today to receive further information on how we can help find the right energy industry expert witness for your case.