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Consulting Expert in Building Safety, Stairs,
Walkways, Slippery Floor Testing, Ramps, Decks, Accessibility

When providing litigation support to my clients on matters of personal injury, I call upon my extensive experience in building inspections, my technical knowledge, and my observational and communication skills to render objective and accurate evaluations.  My areas of expertise focus on premises liability, slip, trip, and fall matters, floor slip-resistance testing, accessibility on paths of egress, and code compliance.


I use the knowledge gained when earning code-certified inspector and plans examiner credentials in multiple categories with the International Code Council (ICC), to evaluate the design and construction of stairs, handrails, walkways, ramps, decks, and paths of egress from a building.  My research on an assignment can utilize my extensive library of building codes; both current and legacy editions. Peer reviewed scientific studies, consensus standards, and historical publications are referenced to ensure that my opinions, reports, and advice advance from industry recognized and defensible positions.


As a professional property inspector since 2002, I have  observed and reported on the condition of thousands of commercial, institutional and residential buildings.  I draw on that large bank of experience to establish a frame of reference I can bring to my clients’ cases as a consulting and testifying expert.


Attorneys representing plaintiffs and those representing defendants have retained my services.  In the course of providing consulting services I have performed site inspections, provided consultations, written reports, analyzed opposing expert witness reports, and testified.  The cases I have worked on involved personal injury or death.  My credentials as an expert have never been subjected to legal challenge.


If your case involves the complexities of building codes, inadequate maintenance, or floor slip resistance testing, please consider me to augment your legal team.  I can use my skills and knowledge to better inform counsel, the clients, and the trier of fact.


Please feel free to contact me for more information and a copy of my CV.


Blair Pruitt, CFLC, ACI, WACH


Areas of Expertise:Expert Witness Services slip trip fall building inspector Seattle Washington State

Stairs, Walkways, Ramps, Decks

Accessibility on the paths of egress

Building Code Compliance

Premises Liability

Slips, Trips, and Falls

Floor slip resistance testing-tribometry

Coefficient of friction measurements

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

OSHA


Experience:

• Provides property condition assessments of commercial buildings for investors, owners, and lessees.

 

• Provides litigation support as a consulting and testifying expert.  Areas of specialty include assessment of the design, construction, and condition of stairs, walkways, ramps, decks, lighting, and other building components.  Retaining counsel for both defendants and plaintiffs have requested consultation in cases involving slips and falls, and premises liability issues




Case Summary:  The plaintiff was an elderly woman whose cane stuck in a wide crack in a sidewalk when she left a hospital clinic.  She died shortly after emergency surgery needed to address her injuries.  In my investigation I showed that the condition of the sidewalk constituted a trip hazard because the property owner's procedures for inspection and maintenance, did not conform to national safety standards.  I also brought to light the facts that the accessible routes at the hospital grounds were inadequately identified.  Because the location of the accessible route was not clearly visible to users, the plaintiff followed the path with the unsafe walking surface.  The case settled with an award to the plaintiff's estate.


• Provided building surveys for construction companies prior to, and after major construction and infrastructure projects.  Responsibilities included evaluating and documenting structural conditions of commercial, institutional, and residential buildings, and municipal infrastructure that could be influenced by nearby construction projects.  


• Provided residential inspections for buyers, pre-listing inspections, and builder’s warranty inspections.