Insurance Claims Investigations

KWhite Engineering' expertise in building systems is often requested when clients need someone to determine the cause and origin of a failure, determine how best to remedy the problem, develop estimates and contract documents, manage the repair, and provide court testimony. We do not decide whether defects are covered by insurance but render an opinion as to what caused the problem and what can be done about it.

Typical defects relate to:
Site and Structure- e.g. subsidence, cracking, drainage problems, water penetration
Mechanical Systems- e.g. comfort concerns, indoor air quality, energy costs
Electrical Systems- e.g. capacity, safety
Our initial report documents our findings and will provide opinions as to the suspected cause. Additional investigation may be required, or a design repair may need to be produced. Expert witness services are also available.

Expert Witness Services

Complex business disputes can arise anywhere in the world over a diverse set of circumstances. In these disputes, it is often the testimony of an expert witness that decides who will prevail. Simply stated, the role of the expert witness is to provide objective opinions to the court on technical matters that require specialized knowledge or expertise. To be persuasive, expert witnesses must be both experienced and knowledgeable in their field and must also be perceived as independent and objective.

Throughout our many years of service, KWhite Engineering has been called upon by property owners, buyers and sellers, attorneys, insurance companies and contractors to act as an expert witness in a myriad of issues. Litigation support services include:
Forensic investigations involving the failure analysis of structures or products
Disclosure disputes when properties are sold and purchased
Construction defect disputes
Damage analysis suitable for litigation and dispute resolution
We offer independent evaluations and assist you with determining the technical merits of your case. Our reputation as an expert witness is one of integrity and honesty. We are skilled at analyzing facts, possess excellent communication skills and are strong enough to stay firm and under control when questioned by the attorney on the opposing side.
If you are involved in a dispute and require the services of an expert witness, contact our office for more information and a list of references.