Seismology refers to the study of earthquakes, and seismology expert witnesses an integral factor in many earthquake-related lawsuits. Seismology expert consulting may provide valuable insight into cases involving such areas as geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, numerous facets of geology, and other disciplines with a focus on earthquakes and seismology.
Seismology expert witnesses may be called upon to provide an expert opinion regarding whether the proper earthquake prevention measures were taken in the building of a structural project. Earthquake damage can have massive repercussions on the structural foundation of a building, the effects of which may be cause of potential litigation. Any construction defects in a building project would be exasperated in the event of an earthquake, as well as issues with slopes and grading. Geotechnical engineering and soils engineering are important in assessing the probability of potential earthquakes within the confines of a construction site.
Whether it is a bridge, hotel, school, office building, residential real estate, or any other type of structure suffering from earthquake damage, seismology expert witnesses may be essential in reaching a successful outcome to the case. For example, seismic retrofits, which are the appropriate modifications made to a structure in the aftermath of an earthquake, may be evaluated by a seismology expert witness as a means of determining whether they are being properly installed.
ForensisGroup works at matching attorneys with the most authoritative of experts based on the results of a thorough screening process. Take the time to call our office today for more information. You can also Submit An Expert Request Form and we’ll get started on connecting you with a credible seismology expert witness for your case.