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Forensic Engineering

Gogulski & Associates – Forensic Engineering Consultants – Forensic Experience

Forensic engineering is the investigation of materials, products, structures or components that fail or do not operate or function as intended, causing personal injury or damage to property. We extend that definition to include all aspects of construction delay and damages. The consequences of delay or failure are dealt with by contract law actions or product liability cases. Our forensic engineers are trained to determine facts through the following methods: comprehensive analysis, state of the art technology and industry-wide standards of care.

Forensic Expert Witnesses You Can Trust at Gogulski & Associates

We work hard to analyze both sides of every issue and present facts objectively. We sometimes walk away from a case when a client’s legal counsel overreaches or refuses to acknowledge evidence to support technical issues. We respect the law and are careful to avoid making legal conclusions. In today’s litigious climate, we work hard to settle disputes before litigation occurs, using proven engineering principals gained through many years in the trenches.

Experienced Forensic Investigations, Consulting and Expert Witness Services at Gogulski & Associates

Mr. Gogulski has administered complex construction contracts from the owner’s perspective as well as the general contractor’s and has overseen architects and engineers throughout the design process. This unique perspective offers our clients a balanced position regarding the merits of the case and has proven effective in early settlement. To learn more or to request further information, call us today at 855-880-7561 or click here to contact us by email!


Construction Accidents

Jordon vs. Nucor Crane Accident – Industrial Plant Norfolk, NE
LaBernado v State of NY Trench Cave-In -Utilities Niagara Falls, NY
John Beecher v Diversified Builders Scaffolding Failure Hartford, CN
Stamatelos v. Snake River Canyon Timber Log Installation Jackson Hole, WY
Maltez v. Occupational Safety et el Fall from Elevator Shaft Miami, FL
Hicks v. American Steel Stairs Fall During Steel Erection – School Auburn Hills, MI
Martinez v. Jacobsen Fall During Steel Erection – Residence Salt Lake City, UT
Ray Lake v. Granite Construction Fall from Stairwell Las Vegas, NV
St. John v. City of San Francisco Fork Lift Accident San Francisco, CA
Dorrough v. Parry Construction Fall During Framing Erection Salt Lake City, UT
Criss v. Duke Energy et al Power Plant Defibulator death San Francisco, CA
Dorman v. Powell Enterprises Fall during HVAC demolition Salt Lake City, UT
Ashburn v. Tall Timbers Builders Truss Accident Iron Mountain, MI
Pratt v. Heritage Baptist Church Roof Collapse During Construction Albany, NY
Ticichi v. Pacific Coast Bldg Products Truck Accident at Plant Las Vegas, NV
Eldridge v. Granite Construction Trench Cave-In Las Vegas, NV
Sherburne v. Otis Elevator and Perini Elevator Accident Las Vegas, NV
Valdovinos v. James Truss Truck Accident at Construction Site Santa Ana, CA
Brown v. Rycenga Building Center Electrical Accident w/Crane Grand Rapids, MI
Gonzales v. Richardson et al Material Thrown off Roof Los Angeles, CA
Rub v. Kirk Fall from Scaffold Chicago, IL
Pedrin v. Atlas Construction Supply, Inc. Fatal Fall from Scaffold – Market Center Las Vegas, NV
Reber v. Interstate Roofing Roof Collapse – Historic Building Centerville, UT
Jamie Aloma v. J & C Services Fall from Ladder Salt Lake City
R. Witter v. W. Christopher Dyer et al Fall From Deck – Log Home Kansas City, MO
Brad Baker v. Koester Construction Fall Through Hole Opening Des Moines, IO
Adams v. Gillham Glass Wrongful Death – Fall From Balcony Ft. Worth, TX
Calabrese v. M.J. Dean Construction Fall From Working Surface Las Vegas, NV
Juan Gonzalez v. Montalbano Homes Fall From Roof Chicago, IL
Colt Jore v. Swank Enterprises Fall From Trusses – Lanyard Bozeman, MT
Bemo v. Jakes Crane Crane Accident – McCarin Airport Las Vegas, NV
Beverley v Georgia Pacific Airborne Hazards – Power Plant Savannah, GA
Roundy v Sunridge Builders Injury to Building Inspector Henderson, NV

Construction Litigation (Subcontractor v. General Contractor)

ABCO vs. Simplex School Construction- Clark County Las Vegas, NV
Golden Turner v. Southland Industries San Diego Convention Center San Diego, CA
American Ironworkers v. Kern Steel Structural Ironwork Bakersfield, CA
Siemens v Bovis Life Safety- Venetian Casino Resort Hotel Las Vegas, NV
Rust of Kentucky v TMS Contracting Excavation Subcontractor – Marina Clarksville, TN
Greene Construction v. Thor Construction Ceiling Subcontractor – Ariel Hotel, City Cntr Las Vegas, NV

Construction Litigation (General Contractor v. Owner)

Darcor v. Hertz Corporation Wrongful Termination of Contractor Las Vegas, NV
Parkway Manor Apartment Project Carson City, NV
Vandenberg County v Stemeley Wash Out of County Road Evansville, IN
Hecken Construction Seawall Damage Tampa, FL
RCN v. 282 Center St Tenant Finish in High Rise New York, NY
Larsen v. Ferguson Construction Fall during HVAC installation Salt Lake City, UT
Lanning v. Prince William County Shopping Center Construction Mannassa, VA
Wood v. Christman Co et al Damages at Construction Site Grand Rapids, MI
Robert O’Conner v. TulipHomes Contract Dispute DuringConstruction Hartford, CN
Mouat v Irontron Design/Build Foundry – Mediation Irontron, OH
Butterworth v. Bouterie Cost Overrun & Abandonment Las Vegas, NV
South Falls Lodge Renovation Historic Restoration- Default Prevention Woodburn, OR
The Meadows Sitework Litigation Princeton, NJ
Volmar v. General Services Administration Historic Restoration – US Customs House New York, NY
Lanning Corp. v. Prince William County Shopping Center Construction Mannassa, VA

Construction Litigation (Architect/Engineer v. Owner)

Gary Johnson v. State of Alaska Design Defects – Prison Construction Anchorage, AK
Cold Creek Prison #7 ArchitectDispute – Public Works Cold Creek, NV
Engstrom Design v. Lombardi et el Restaurant Design – Desert Passage Las Vegas, NV
Las Cal v. Juanita Summers Taco Bell DesignDispute Carson City, NV
Indian Hills v. Pan Pacific Proprieties Masonry Wall Design Dispute Las Vegas, NV
Evans v. Merrill Errors in Geotechnical Report San Clemente, CA
Alt v. Westar Design Dispute w/Architect Las Vegas, NV

Construction Claims

Volmar Construction Company Alexander Hamilton US Customs House New York, NY
Dayside Construction Company Condo Construction – Owner Interference Carson City, NV
American Asphalt & Grading Company Log Cabin Ranch – D. R. Horton Las Vegas, NV
American Asphalt & Grading Company Los Angeles Dept of Water and Power Owens Lake, CA
American Asphalt & Grading Company Element Homes Phoenix, AZ
American Asphalt & Grading Company F-4 Basin & Channel – USACOE Las Vegas, NV
Greene Construction Company Ariel Resort & Hotel, City Center Las Vegas, NV
Rust of Kentucky Clarksville Marina Clarksville, TN

Construction Defects

Stone Ridge v. Pulte Homes Masonry, Landscape, Plumbing, Concrete Las Vegas, NV
Exodus Court Structural Defects – 10 Houses Las Vegas, NV
Val D’Isere v. The Villas et al Masonry, Landscape, Plumbing, Concrete Las Vegas, NV
Arbor Park v. Concordia Masonry, Landscape, Plumbing, Concrete Las Vegas, NV
Mariners Landing Masonry, Landscape, Plumbing, Concrete Las Vegas, NV
Allied v Syndicated Storage Roof Defects – Commercial Warehouse Las Vegas, NV
Spring Oaks II Insulation Defects – Condominium Project Las Vegas, NV

Personal Injury

Willie vs. Villa Victor Ladder Accident Huntington, NY
Edilberto Aquino v NASSCO Fork Lift Accident – US Navy San Diego, CA
Calis v EA Collins Ladder Accident Las Vegas, NV
Hamilton v Oppen Auger Accident Rugby, ND
Maloney v NYCTransit Fall Through Subway Grating Brooklyn, NY
Kilgore v. Nevada Power Electrical Cover Plate Accident Las Vegas NV
Orenstein v. Outback Steakhouse Slip, Trip & Fall – Design Defect Las Vegas, NV
Wellbourne v. Epic Divers Rigging Accident from Truck New Orleans, LA
Adams v. Gillman Fall During Glass Panel Installation Irving, TX
Robinson v. Boomtown Slip trip and fall in Casino Reno, NV
Bock v. Smith Golf Cart Roll Over Las Vegas, NV
Steinberg v. Madison Slip Trip and Fall OutsideResidence Las Vegas, NV
Sandra Pina v. Sam’s Town Slip trip and fall in Casino Las Vegas, NV
Summerlin Hospital Fall from Cold Storage Unit Las Vegas, NV
Verner v. Ramada Express Slip Trip and Fall at Elevator Laughlin, NV
McWhorter v. Nevada Ready Mix Water Truck Injury at Plant Las Vegas, NV
World Trade Center Disaster Site Airborne Hazards – Class Action New York, NY
Steven Bickel v. Mud Creek Golf Course Bicycle Accident – Golf Course Kansas City, MO

Insurance Claims

Las Vegas Monorail Liquidated Damages Las Vegas, NV
Truck Fire Van Caught on Fire Las Vegas, NV
Auto Accident Brake Failure Las Vegas, NV
Mathew Norton Masonry collapse Farmington, UT
Keystone Cue & Cushion v. Menicuci Structural Damage due to Storm Reno, NV
Hannelore Lieberman Stucco Defects Las Vegas, NV
William David Acevedo Drywall Defects Las Vegas, NV
Tamara Vranken Water Intrusion Las Vegas, NV
Karen Kapsun Structural Defects Bountiful, UT
Kurt Lehwalder Concrete Settlement Salt Lake City, UT

Product Liability

Troy Phelps v. S.B. Power Tools Skill Saw Injury Las Vegas, NV
Bunch v. Red-White Valve Elevator Accident Las Vegas, NV

Construction Consulting

R-4 Detention Basin and Channel QC Manager – US Army Corps of Engineers Las Vegas, NV
Predator Maintenance Complex QC Manager – US Army Corps of Engineers Indian Springs, NV
Terex Cranes Analyze Crane Defects Uzen, Kazakhstan
EN Engineering Proj. Mgr. – Shopping Center Design Las Vegas, NV
Mathew Homes Water Infiltration – Ponderosa Estates Fernley, NV
Beys Construction Company QC Mgr -US Navy Facility Staten Island, NY
Volmar Construction Company Alexander Hamilton US Customs House New York, NY
Wells Dairy Corporation Dairy Plant – Settlement & Soils Heaving St. George, UT