Litigation Support

Expert Opinion And Advice

Construction disputes can often be complicated, and it takes an expert to determine if a construction deficiency has occurred. In addition, unbiased documentation of the issues and facts is required. In the legal field, this can be called a forensic or construction investigation as part of our Litigation Support services.

When disputes arise on a construction project, if is up to you to produce proof of error. Först Consulting Group applies its expert opinion and advice to the issues to provide you with the evidence you need to resolve your dispute or win in court. Först Consulting Group cannot provide legal advice as we are not a construction attorney, however, we are often called upon to offer expert opinion and expert advice.

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We provide advice on the following:

·        Quality of construction

·        Workmanship

·        Material defect

·        Construction management and practices

·        Construction defects

·        Litigation

·        Dispute resolution

Our Process

·        Construction site visit

·        Analysis, inspection, testing

·        Unbiased written reports

·        Expert opinion and advice

·        Expert witness testimony

Who We Work With

Först Consulting Group provides expert opinion and advice for the following; however, we can only represent one side of a dispute.

·        Homeowners

·        Contractors and construction companies

·        Attorneys

·        Insurance companies

Construction Expert Witness Testimony

At times, construction disputes require the testimony of a construction expert witness who can provide an unbiased opinion, supported by facts, for litigation purposes. Först Consulting Group can provide expert testimony through affidavits, deposition, or courtroom testimony, explaining the facts so that even a non-expert will understand.

Först Consulting Group is available to provide credible construction expert witness testimony nationwide to homeowners, contractors, attorneys, insurance companies and construction companies in cases involving construction errors or disputes. We have demonstrated our special knowledge and proficiency in the field of construction and are experienced on the courtroom stand.

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Expert Witness Consulting

As a construction expert witness consultant, Först Consulting Group can help attorneys and insurance companies prepare for a case by reviewing documents and evidence, and providing feedback on areas of weakness. We can also assist with preparation for obtaining testimony by helping to formulate lines of questioning.

Construction expert witness services include:

·        Expert witness testimony and trial presentation

·        Construction site defect investigation

·        Detailed  evidence reports and documentation

·        Question preparation

·        Case and document review consultation

·        Repair recommendations and cost estimation

Construction Disputes & Litigation

Attorneys and insurance companies require proof when disputing a case to prove contractor negligence or breach of contract. This is assistance Först Consulting Group provides through our litigation support services.

Först helps attorneys for both plaintiffs and defendants (only one side per dispute) build their case by inspecting construction problems in residential and commercial buildings to collect and document evidence of construction defects. Our findings are supported by detailed evidence reports including photographs and notes, along with recommendations for repair and cost estimates.

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As a construction expert consultant, Först Consulting Group can also evaluate weaknesses a case might have, and assist with strengthening the defense. Our goal is to help prepare the strongest case possible whether it goes to trial or settles out of court.

Litigation support services include:

·        Construction inspection

·        Damages analysis and evaluation

·        Documents review

·        Productivity loss

·        Safety and code violations

·        Detailed reports

·        Consultation services

·        Repair recommendations and cost estimates

·        Expert opinion and advice

·        Expert witness testimony

·        Expert trial presentations

Construction Injury Investigation

Construction is a highly-hazardous industry that requires safety precautions to protect its workers and provide a safe and stable work environment. Even so, accidents can occur, with the most common being falls, becoming struck by an object, electrocution, crushing, mishandling of equipment, and poor on-site supervision.

Investigational Factors

Workplace accidents may come in the form of direct physical contact or be caused by negligence. Comparative negligence can also come into play, where both the worker and another party or company share responsibility for the accident.

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There are number of complex factors to investigate including:

·        Construction site conditions provided by property owners and landlords

·        Work environment safety conditions provided by contractors and subcontractors

·        Structural and performance standard levels by design professionals including architects and engineers

·        Materials and equipment function and safety provided by manufacturers and suppliers

·        Project specifications and contracts

·        Willful safety violations

Construction Injury Investigation Services

A construction injury investigation case must include an accident description, structural analysis, and professional conclusions. Först Consulting Group provides accident investigation evidence to help build a personal injury, Workers’ Compensation or legal claim. Our services include:

·        Accident investigation

·        Professional safety and risk management consulting

·        Detailed written reports

·        Expert opinion

·        Expert witness testimony

As part of our expertise, Först is certified in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) training.

Construction Safety Expert Testimony

The construction industry is fraught with high potential for workplace injury. And when violations to safety conditions occur, injuries happen, and legal claims are sure to follow. Building and supporting a case requires an expert in construction safety, like Först Consulting Group.

Construction safety encompasses safety training, safety standards and risk assessment. As experienced workplace safety consultants, Först Consulting Group can assist in obtaining the proof necessary to support a legal claim and provide court-qualified forensic expert testimony should the case go to court. We work with cases nationwide to help attorneys for plaintiffs and defendants win their claims.

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Construction safety services include:

·        Accident and incident investigations for safety-related legal matters

·        OSHA compliance verification

·        Construction safety expert witness

·        Forensic litigation consultation on construction safety

Först’s safety certifications include those with:

·        Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

·        Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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