LITIGATION/FORENSICS FOR PLAINTIFF OR DEFENSE WE TELL THE TRUTH.
Construction issues can be complicated and experience is needed to determine the difference between a symptom and an underling cause.
ACSI will inspect the issues and report the facts.
However, sometimes the issues are not resolved and that leads to a law suit.
That is where the forensics comes in.
Forensics is simply a term used to describe an investigation to be used for legal purposes.
ACSI has been retained as a consultant and/or expert on several cases and has the experience needed to do the job right.
No one can guarantee the outcome of a lawsuit. All we can do is provide our opinions and documentation of the facts.
Every Case is unique, however we have been very successful using our four step process:
The starting point for our work on each case and claim is the investigation to obtain the facts, review witness statements, conduct site inspections and gather data. These investigations are as varied as the events themselves. They are the foundation of piecing together the series of events, and arriving at the initial hypothesis as to what occurred.
We perform a variety of tests for our clients. Often it is to test one or more hypotheses. This may include core sampling, soils analysis, individual product testing and more. We can test for the presence of mold and other airborne particulates. We are also engaged to develop testing protocols to evaluate the strength of materials, the flammability properties of various products and conduct failure analysis.
Our reports are designed to convey, in writing, the issues we were engaged to address, the material we reviewed to examine those issues, the scientific and technical basis of our investigation and our expert opinions as they apply to the issues. In some cases, our reports can be concise, two page documents while more complicated matters require lengthy documents encompassing all of the integral details including mathematical calculations and the application of scientific formulas. Each client receives the highest quality work product that communicates our expert opinion.
Some cases and claims require the testimony of experts. Whether through affidavit, deposition or courtroom testimony, our experts are prepared to convey to a fact finder, jury or arbitration panel the technical aspects of each case in a manner that can be understood by the non-expert. They can also assist our clients in preparing to obtain the testimony of the opposing experts by crafting lines of questioning and technical challenges. We prepare for each opportunity to testify through thorough review of all file documentation to assure the best presentation of our opinions in any venue.
Sometimes an attorney will retain us as a consultant on a case. If done properly, this provides a certain attorney/client privilege. We are able to review the case and let the attorney know where the weak areas are. Recently, we had a case where the “Expert” from another firm did a fantastic job describing all the damage and the cost to correct the damage; however, he forgot to mention what actually caused the damage; and that could have been a $245,000 mistake.
We also perform consulting for home owners. If you have a issue that you don’t know how to correct, contact us, if we can’t come up with a solution we will put you in contact with someone that can.
Leadership: At ACSI, you receive the kind of quality and service you expect from a leader. Our company is always evolving as the needs of our customers change and as new opportunities are created in the market. You can rest assured that, working with ACSI, you will enjoy the latest services, technology and developments in the industry.
Teamwork: We make it our responsibility to know you and your business. We work closely with you to ensure that the solutions we provide are tailored to meet your unique needs and challenges. We are committed to inspecting the issues, finding the facts and reporting them.
Customer Relations: At ACSI, our highest priority is the truth. You are important to us and you can expect us to go the extra mile for your business. Superior customer service is the hallmark of ACSI American Construction Specialists & Investigations. We are proud to serve you and work hard to earn your business.