Plumbing provides a piping system in buildings and houses for various purposes. Plumbing expert witnesses may be licensed and/or certified in several different areas, such as building contracting, plumbing contracting, plumbing design, energy management, professional engineering, mechanical engineering, mechanical inspection, plumbing inspection, and other related disciplines.
Plumbing expert witnesses are called upon for cases to offer an expert opinion as a means of determining whether a plumbing-related incident was caused by human factors, a manufacturing defect, or normal wear and tear. Any type of engineering system built within a structure must adhere to building code compliance, construction building codes, and industry standards of care to avoid such issues as equipment failure, water intrusion, construction defects, and construction damages. In the case of plumbing, the UPC (or Uniform Plumbing Code) must be enforced when installing a plumbing system.
Plumbing expert witnesses are also often skilled in additional areas of construction and utility systems, including heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC), as well as other areas of building and remodeling. Personal injury cases related to plumbing may also lead to issues with construction claims and subrogation. Experts in the plumbing field may also be experienced with fire protection in relation to fire sprinkler systems.
ForensisGroup has a successful history of matching attorneys with the most authoritative experts. Call our office today and speak with our helpful staff or submit an expert request form to retain the right plumbing expert witness for your case.