Montgomery business owners have the responsibility to keep their customers and employees safe, but even the best companies may have to deal with problems with faulty or defective flooring that may put foot traffic at risk and even lead to a liability lawsuit as a result of a workplace accident. Whether you discover defective flooring before or after an accident takes place, it’s a good idea to have the knowledge of a Montgomery flooring defects expert witness, like Rob McNealy of Flooristics, as part of an overall court case.
When flooring material is allegedly defective, it can create a hazard for foot traffic and lead to slip and fall accidents. In many slip and fall liability lawsuits, both sides can be interested in the condition of the flooring and whether or not any defects contributed to the condition. Rob McNealy of Flooristics has many years of experience as a contractor in the flooring industry and as a walkway auditor and flooring inspector. He is also a reliable expert witness that has testified in many court cases, both for defendants and plaintiffs.
Defective flooring can be a problem before, during or long after installation and it may result in splitting, shrinking, cracking, warping, shifting and uneven wear and tear. Other examples might be a flaw in the manufacturing process that leads to defects to emerge over time. Design and production defects can cause a walkway to become unsafe and lead to serious slip and fall accidents that cause injury. A Montgomery flooring defects expert witness can really lend strength to a case.
Often, if a product is found to be defective, it can lead to costly repairs or replacements in order to correct the problem and make the workplace safe from slip and fall hazards. If the business owner can show that the flooring product itself is the problem, and not the Montgomery business owner’s care or maintenance of the flooring, it could mean that the manufacturer or installer would bear the responsibility for the repair or replacement.
If a liability lawsuit is the result of flooring defects, it’s also important to show that the business owner was not negligent in taking care of a slip and fall hazard. Whether a plaintiff or defendant, it’s important to make sure that all the facts are presented in court. After all, there’s a lot at stake. If there is negligence involved—meaning that the Montgomery business owner was aware of a problem or defect but did nothing to remedy the situation—it can lead to a number of costly financial penalties and irreparable public relations problems. If there is no fault, a business owner shouldn’t be held responsible. A Montgomery flooring defects expert witness can bring information to the case that can influence the judge and jury.
Rob McNealy of Flooristics is the kind of expert witness that both business owners and slip and fall victims want to have on their side. With plenty of experience as a flooring contractor, walkway auditor and flooring inspector, Rob McNealy has the personality and the presence to deliver an unbiased assessment of the situation and provide opinions that lawyers, judges and juries can rely on.