Forklift expert witnesses have expertise in commercial equipment commonly used in the warehouses, as forklifts provide a convenient method of moving materials and goods from one area to another. Like all equipment and/or vehicles, however, forklifts may become the subject of a court case due to several possible reasons, including, product liability, equipment failure, or a safety-related issue. It is important to retain a forklift expert witness with the proper background in the mechanical engineering, operations, or other areas involved with your lawsuit.
Lawsuits related to forklifts are usually brought about due to a defect, or operator error, both of which may result in injury for the forklift operator or workers near by. Workplace safety is especially important for warehouses, as workplace accidents may occur if the proper safety equipment and OSHA regulations are not correctly implemented, which is highly relevant for forklifts and other industrial vehicles. Regular inspections are also important regarding forklifts, as well as any other type of vehicle, to ensure that the brakes and other features are working properly, as faulty vehicle mechanisms may result in accidents and/or potential lawsuits. As with any type of accident involving a vehicle, the forklift expert witness may be called upon to conduct an accident investigation or reconstruction as a means of determining who or what was responsible for the incident in question.
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