The pipeline industry often relies on expert witnesses due to the complex nature of pipeline operations, potential disputes, and the need for expert knowledge in legal proceedings. Pipeline expert witnesses play a crucial role in providing unbiased, informed, and credible testimony in pipeline-related cases.
A pipeline expert witness brought into clarify the facts in pipeline-related disputes. Disputes arise for a multitude of reasons both contractual and noncontractual. Pipelines transport chemically stable gases, fuels, crude and refined petroleum, liquids, and sewage over long distances. Many pipelines are used for substances that would otherwise pollute the environment.
When pipeline incidents occur that impact the environment, expert witnesses can assess the contamination of water bodies, soil, and air. Accidents or spills can endanger humans and the surrounding ecologies, the fallout of which needs to be resolved in court. Any number of accidents can occur. For example, a pipeline leak could allow toxic or polluting substances into the environment, a community can object to a pipeline, or an environmental change can rupture a pipeline. If negligence needs to be established in a spill, contact us today! We can provide insights into mitigation measures and the potential consequences of spills or accidents. Our expertise aids in identifying negligence, liability, and the steps necessary to prevent similar incidents in the future.
Expert witnesses are needed in land and easement dispute cases which are established when pipelines have crossed property lines. As expert witnesses in pipeline safety and regulations, we can educate courts and all parties about industry standards, regulations, and best practices to ensure compliance
Pipeline systems are sophisticated engineering projects involving materials selection, construction techniques, corrosion prevention, monitoring systems, and maintenance protocols. We understand these technical aspects and use them in assessing the root causes of disputes, such as leaks, ruptures, or failures. We understand that expert testimony that directly addresses the key issues of the case and helps to clarify matters that are essential to the jurors’ decision-making process is crucial to the outcome of the case.
Pipeline operations involve intricate engineering, materials, and technologies. As expert witnesses, we possess in-depth knowledge of these technical aspects, helping courts and parties involved understand the complexities of pipeline systems, construction, maintenance, and safety protocols.
When pipeline projects impact land value, expert witnesses specializing in property appraisal can provide insight into the economic implications of the pipeline’s presence or potential damages.
Have an Asbestos-related case? We possess a comprehensive understanding of both state and federal guidelines, regulations, and mandates pertaining to the proper management and treatment of asbestos materials present on pipelines. This encompasses protocols for removal, transportation, extraction, and the responsible disposal of such materials from the pipelines.
David Howell, the CEO of Pipeline Equities, holds the title of Senior Right of Way Agent (SRWA) as recognized by the International Right of Way Association. He possesses a thorough understanding of the ethical guidelines and codes of conduct governing the behavior of all individuals involved in activities related to an easement designated for oil, gas, or product pipelines.