ForensisGroup Moving Walkway Expert Witnesses have backgrounds with movable walkways or slow-moving conveyor mechanisms that transport people across a horizontal or inclined surface over a short to medium distance. This experience includes design, installation, operation, and accident and failure analysis.
These walkways, also known as “moving sidewalks,” can be used by standing or walking on them and are usually installed in pairs with one for each direction. They are commonly used in high-traffic areas like airport terminals, train stations, large museums, zoos, indoor shopping malls, and amusement parks.
Litigation has arisen from accidents on moving walkways in airports, with claims brought by individuals or families against those responsible for the operation of moving walkways at these and other public facilities.
Common accidents on moving walkways typically include slips and falls, the grabbing of clothing, and injuries from the crushing or trapping of fingers and toes.
Our experts are trained and experienced moving walkway inspectors and engineers. They testify on topics that include walkway inspections, building and electrical codes, and accessibility, as well as site reviews, walkway failure analysis, insurance coverage, maintenance, field testing, modernization and retrofit, and design.
These experts are members of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
ForensisGroup has spent over two decades as a leader in the legal field by providing attorneys and insurance investigators with only the most qualified of available experts. Call us today or submit an expert request form to retain a credible moving walkway expert witness for your case.