Landslide expert witnesses may be called upon for a variety of reasons, since landslides may result in different types of damage. Landslide expert consulting may provide valuable information for cases involving such areas as geotechnical engineering, civil engineering, geology, hydrogeology, coastal engineering, coastal land development, real estate brokerage, general contracting, land surveying, geophysics, the mining and minerals industry, geosciences, and other disciplines pertaining to landslides, as each may be at the focus of landslide-related litigation.
Landslide experts are often experienced with various facets of the construction industries, as buildings must be structured so as to prevent damage from landslides and other such natural disasters. Landslide expert witnesses may be asked to provide an expert opinion if such fixtures as retaining walls, foundations, dams, pipelines, or other building structures failed to withstand damage from landslides. Buildings must adhere to the proper codes and compliances as a means of maintaining hazard control against landslides and other possible threats. Environmental assessments may also be needed to determine if an area is susceptible to landslides, which would factor into the building of construction projects.
Landslides experts may also be brought in for a case if any construction defects or damages were found during a building inspection, as landslides may cause far more damage if the building in question proves to be unsound.
For more than twenty years, ForensisGroup has provided attorneys with the most qualified of experts from across the country, no matter what the field. Call us today for further information. You may also fill out and Submit An Expert Request Form and we’ll get started on locating the right landslide expert witness for your case.