Accidents and incidents occur, with some resulting in legal actions. Plaintiffs and defendants alike may secure experts to be part of their legal teams, to perform certain tasks to mine information so that the facts of the case are understood.
These tasks can include visiting the areas where the accident or incident occurred, interviewing witnesses, and gathering asset and property information. These experts can be tasked with requesting design drawings, specifications, installation and maintenance records, and training documents. As the circumstances are investigated, all of these gathered records and documents will need to be evaluated, and compared with applicable rules and regulations, and industry practices.