An Expert Witness is a critical need in cases that go to court
The term “claims adjustment” refers to the process by which an insurance company investigates a claim to determine the extent of liability. The process may include interviewing witnesses, consulting hospital records, examining damaged property—and speaking at length with the claimant. Many insurance companies maintain claims adjustment branches to handle claims in-house, and independent claims adjusters also work to investigate claims as objective third parties.
Engineers offer important expertise in the realm of claims adjustment. During an investigation of a claim, a qualified engineering consultant can examine the site to determine the placement/cause of product fractures or other physical damage. He may also perform metallurgical analysis to see if malfunctioning equipment possessed hidden flaws. An electrical engineer can examine the writing of an electrical system to determine where and how a short occurred, while a mechanical engineer can check elements such as pressure control, liquid flow and the impact of temperature on various components.
If a claim involves fire damage, the engineer can determine the extent of the damage, and how much should be assessed for repairs. Similarly, an engineering consultant can examine a chemical spill both to determine how much damage was caused—and whether elements like storage and transport were sufficient to contain the spill. Should the case go to court, it’s critical to hire a qualified engineer as an expert witness for your side. Select someone who can explain complex terms in a clear, user-friendly fashion to the laymen on a jury.
Glew Engineering provides expert engineering services for many types of claims adjustment cases, and is fully equipped to handle mechanical engineering cases, electrical engineering cases, stress analysis, and forensics engineering. Our employees have testified a number of of times as expert court witnesses, and can speak in domestic and international arbitration hearings, or conduct in-house reports for insurance companies and claims adjustment firms. We pride ourselves on objective assessment of the facts, along with delivery of accurate, knowledgeable analyses devoid of favor or bias. With over a dozen years of experience, Glew Engineering remains a solid and reliable partner for insurance and claims adjustment companies around the globe.
Glew Engineering and Consulting can help with many Engineering, Consulting and Expert Witness situations. Please call them for further information.