Parking Gates and Garage Doors.
In personal injury claims and other legal cases, BEAR engineers provide expert analysis to determine the involvement of mechanical failure.
For example, an individual was walking underneath a gate arm inside a parking garage. He subsequently fell, lost consciousness, and lacked any recollection of why he fell or what actually happened. He believed that the accident was caused by the gate arm colliding with his head.
In order to determine liability of his statement, BEAR was contracted to investigate if the sensors on the gate arm were working properly or, if it was not working properly, whether a descending gate arm operated with sufficient force could cause a person to fall.
Through on-site analysis, BEAR calculated the force of the gate arm when in contact with an object. Our investigations demonstrated that the gate arm does not free fall after extensive examinations, which simulated a possible accident, helped with resolving our client's case.