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Consulting Expert/Expert Witness
Slip, Trip, and Fall Cases
Slip Resistance Testing
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When providing litigation support to my clients, 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 service focus on
premises liability, building safety, slip, trip, and fall matters, floor slip-
I use the knowledge gained when earning code-
As a professional property inspector operating Axiom Building Inspections, I observed and reported on the condition of more than 2,700 commercial, institutional and residential buildings. I draw on that large bank of experience to establish a standard of comparison I can bring to my client’s 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, performed floor slip resistance tests, 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 personal injury case involves the complexities of safety standards, building codes, or inadequate maintenance, 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, WACH
Areas of Expertise:
Stairs, Walkways, Ramps, Decks
Accessibility on the paths of egress
Building Code Compliance
Slips, Trips, and Falls
Floor slip resistance testing
Coefficient of friction measurement
• Provided property condition assessments of commercial buildings for investors,
owners, and lessees. Building types include: office, industrial, hotel, multi-
• 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.
Major projects have included tunnel construction for Sound Transit’s light rail
link from downtown Seattle to Northgate Station, construction of a new seawall at
Elliott Bay on Seattle’s waterfront, the Pt. Defiance by-
• 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 personal injury cases involving slips and falls, and premises liability issues.
• Provides floor slip resistance testing and measurement of coefficient of friction.
Case Summary: The plaintiff sustained injuries when she tripped over the support legs of a bicycle rack near the entrance of a retail business. The support legs of the bicycle rack extended out from the upper section and incurred into the walkway. After the fall, an employee moved the rack back from the walkway. Through photo analysis and discovery of historical online images I presented evidence that contradicted the defendant’s account of the positioning of the rack. I also advanced an opinion that the bicycle rack constituted a safety hazard based on numerous safety standards, including the installation instructions of the rack manufacturer. The case ended when the plaintiff received a settlement offer.