The owner, David Sherwood, has over 30 years of experience and has assisted many clients and attorneys win cases as an expert witness in court cases involving builder mistakes, contractor malpractice, and other home building issues.
What is expert testimony? Expert testimony is when our company or a representative from our company is hired to provide an expert opinion in court or for a court case. The inspectors in our company are so well versed in the inspection field we may often be called upon to assist in a case that may go to court to resolve a dispute. Our inspectors are trained to give factual information based on what was accessible at the time of our inspection.
We may be used for a case that needs assistance in any of the following:
- Installation Disputes – When a party believes that the installation of building products were done against the manufacturers specifications, were improperly used for it’s intended purpose, is against code or safety standards.
- Failing Building Material – This is when someone has some building material that has obviously failed prior to its manufactured intended life. We investigate to determine if the product was installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines and if it has prematurely aged or “Failed” to meet what the manufacturer represented its life line to be.
- Real Estate Disputes – Sometimes in a real estate transaction a dispute arises as to the condition of the property. We can help whether it is through arbitration or a court hearing. We will identify the condition and what needs to be done for it to perform its intended function. We can give cost estimates to assist in the resolution.