Fire and Explosions
We will conduct on the scene examinations to evaluate and analyze the fire loss, including detailed evidence documentation. We will ensure that all relevant data will be properly photographed and/or videotaped along with diagrams, providing a detailed depiction of the fire scene. If requested, a comprehensive and yet objective, report will be prepared with a detailed analysis of the origin, cause and circumstances surrounding the loss and identifying any subrogation potential or liability exposure. And lastly, we will provide expert testimony and consulting for litigation support.
We will provide you an analysis of the reports, documents and evidence of opposing experts. We will then render opinions regarding the credibility and accuracy of the opposing fire expert’s opinions and findings. These opinions will present an objective analysis of the loss in a simplified document, easily understood. We are also able to provide court qualified expertise for litigation support, where the opinions advanced by the opposing fire expert are illogical, inaccurate or not based on scientific methods.
• Building code violations
We will conduct on the scene analysis of the fire or non-fire damaged structures to determine compliance of the applicable building, fire, and life safety codes. Evaluations of structures for proper type of fire and life safety systems such as smoke detectors, fire sprinklers, marked exits, etc. We also provide litigation support in cases involving fire related deaths or injuries attributable to code violations, such as lack of smoke detectors and improper exits
• Fire department operations
We will provide litigation support in cases involving firefighter deaths and injuries, fire department operations, fire department management and safety.
Part of what we do is examine the fire damaged structure and the undamaged parts of a building’s structure to check for compliance with established safety codes and Illinois fire safety practices. We check for Illinois building code violations, fire code violations, life safety code violations, and smoke detector violations. There may be going on behind a fire then possible arson.
Sometimes buildings are just not up to code and are just an accidents waiting to happen because of an Illinois safety code violation. This is why we investigate all the possible contributing factors of a fire from smoke detectors and sprinklers to signs of arson. We will not stop our Illinois fire code violation investigation until we find the whole truth.
Our investigations involve detailed reports that are easy to understand as well as photos of the scene or even videotapes. The reports that we provide will clearly identify the cause of the fire, the circumstances surrounding it, and any subrogation potential or liability exposure. We will also include diagrams to further illustrate the course of the incident. All of this creates a collection of evidence meant to hold up in court.
Investigations for Arson Fires and explosions often lead to court dates. You need our experience in the myriad types of fires and other safety incidents to identify the cause and circumstances of a fire. Then when you get to court you can rely on us to help you convey the truth.