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Warranty, Insurance & Litigation

LPI, Inc. provides a wide range of services in support of litigation and insurance subrogation. With over fifty years of experience in failure analysis and materials engineering, we recognize that litigation may be a possible outcome of an investigation. We always employ our technical expertise with speed, accuracy and discretion.

Our team of industry experts assists our clients in all phases of the litigation process. We provide solid technical advice and background to help our clients establish their technical position. We organize the collection of pertinent data and provide guidance in the discovery process. We can perform technical calculations, conduct field walkdowns, design and conduct laboratory tests in our Materials Laboratory. For simulations and accident reconstruction, we can utilize the services our Large Scale Testing Facility.

LPI often works with other technical experts and can coordinate the efforts of large teams. Our approach is results centered, yet flexible enough to consider and deal with opposing opinion with open minds.

We understand the importance of clear and concise communications. We provide communications consulting, including preparation of reports and exhibits, creation of forensic 2-D and 3-D animations, and technical advice to counsel and deponents. In court and in depositions, our expert witnesses deliver their testimony with poise and clarity. For more information, please contact Dr. Scott Lieberman by email at slieberman@lpiny.com, or by phone at (212) 233-2737.

Experience

LPI has provided litigation and subrogation support services to wide range of industries, including power generation and transmission, buildings and real property, transportation systems and infrastructure, aircraft and maritime.

  • Structural failures
  • Mechanical/electrical failures
  • Materials failures and misapplications
  • Design and fabrication issues
  • Infrastructure, lifeline and transportation related failures
  • Fire and explosions
  • Product liability
  • Insurance claims disputes
  • Accident reconstruction

Services

  • Failure investigations—laboratory and field, data collection, forensic and root cause analysis, simulations and event reconstruction
  • Materials engineering—stress, fatigue, corrosion analyses, fracture mechanics, testing and qualification, weld analyses
  • Load reviews—operating loads, flow-induced vibrations and transients, overloading, impacts and drops, extreme natural events, unbalanced loads
  • Fire science services
  • Design, fabrication and installation reviews—calculations, specifications, procurement document, manuals and procedures
  • Technical research—industry operating experience and prior event reviews
  • Evidence service—discovery assistance, data collection, technical communications services
  • Expert testimony
  • Claim documentation and dispute resolution
  • Technical reviews of warranties and contracts