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Expert Witness in Slip, Trip and Fall Cases
Stairs, Walkways, Decks, Accessibility, Floor Slip Resistance

Areas of Expertise:Hawaii Expert Witness slip trip fall floor slip resistance testing

Stairs, Walkways, Ramps, Decks

Physical condition of building components

Accessibility on the paths of egress

Code Compliance

Premises Liability

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Testing Floors for slip resistance

ADA

OSHA


Experience:

• Provides property condition assessments of commercial buildings for investors, owners, and lessees.  Building types include: office, industrial, hotel, multi-family residences, retail, laboratory, educational, and places of worship.  Building sizes worked on have exceeded 200,000 square feet.  Building ages have ranged from new construction to more than 100 years old.


• Provided residential inspections for buyers, pre-listing inspections, and builder’s warranty inspections.  Home sizes have exceeded 7,000 square feet and ages have ranged from new construction to homes listed on historic registries.


• Provides building surveys for construction companies prior to, and after major construction and infrastructure projects.  Responsibilities include evaluating and documenting structural conditions of commercial, institutional, and residential buildings, and municipal infrastructure that could be influenced by nearby construction projects.  


• Provides litigation support as a consulting and testifying expert.  Areas of specialty include assessment of the design, construction, and condition of stairs, walkways, floors, ramps, decks, lighting, and other building components.  Retaining counsel for both defendants and plaintiffs have requested consultation in cases involving slips, trips, and falls, and premises liability issues that have resulted in personal injury or death.  Services provided include site inspections, floor slip resistance testing, consultations, research, written reports, declarations, and testimony at depositions.


When providing litigation support to my clients in Hawai’i, I call upon my extensive experience in building inspections, my technical knowledge, and my observational and communication skills to render objective and accurate evaluations.  My areas of service focus on premises liability, building safety, slip, trip, and fall matters, accessibility on paths of egress, floor slip resistance testing, and code compliance.


I use the knowledge I gained when earning code-certified inspector and plans examiner credentials in multiple categories with the International Code Council (ICC), to evaluate the design and construction of stairs, handrails, walkways, ramps, decks, and paths of egress from a building. Published codes, scientific studies, industry standards, and historical documents are referenced to ensure that my opinions, reports, and advice advance from widely accepted practices and defensible positions.


When an injury results from a slip and fall on a floor, I can use the latest and most advanced technology to test the slip resistance of a walking surface.  Testing with a robotic tribometer can produce both kinetic and static coefficient of friction readings for dry and wet conditions.  My specialized training as a walkway auditor allows me to interpret the test results into understandable and defensible reporting.  Hawaii Kauai Expert Witness Maui Big Island


As a professional property and building inspector with many years of experience I have inspected and evaluated more than 2,700 commercial, institutional and residential buildings.  I draw on that large bank of experience to establish a standard of comparison I can bring to my clients’ cases as a consulting and testifying expert.


My long time association with Hawai’i provides me with the insight needed to evaluate the unique conditions found in the built environment on the islands.  I use a local base of operations for site visits throughout the state.

 

Attorneys representing plaintiffs and those representing defendants have retained my services.  In the course of providing consulting services I have performed site inspections, provided consultations, written reports, analyzed opposing expert witness reports, and testified.  The cases I have worked on involved personal injury or death.  My credentials as an expert have never been subjected to legal challenge.


If your case involves the complexities of building safety, building codes, or inadequate maintenance, please consider me to augment your legal team.  I can use my skills and knowledge to better inform counsel, the clients, and the trier of fact.


Please feel free to contact me for more information and a copy of my CV.


Blair Pruitt


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