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Case Studies

Liability investigations are performed on various materials to determine the cause of the failure.

The most important questions that need to be answered are:

  1. Did the material fail because of a manufacturing defect?
  2. Did the material fail because of a design defect?
  3. Did the material fail because of abuse or misuse?
  4. Did the material fail because of an improper service environment?
  5. Were there adequate product instructions and warnings?
  6. What steps need to be taken to prevent reoccurance?

The main steps for answering these questions are:

  1. On-site evidence recovery and documentation
  2. Transport to secure storage
  3. Evaluation of evidence in a laboratory setting

The case studies to the left provide sample investigations that KARS’ personnel have been involved for over 30+ years.