NATURAL HAZARDS WITNESS EXPERTISE NATURAL DISASTER EXPERT WITNESS HURRICANE FLOOD MUDSLIDE EARTHQUAKE AVALANCHE DROUGHT
A natural disaster expert witness is defined through a specialized person who assesses the damages and injuries of a natural event a natural event called also natural catastrophe such as a hurricane, a flood, mudslide, earthquake, avalanche, drought, tornadoes, volcanic eruption, tsunami or storm.
The natural disaster expert witness aims to evaluate objectively the financial costs resulting from a major adverse event produced through a natural process that can have devastating negative impacts on goods, properties and persons.
A natural hazards expert witness is often required by an insurance company or an insurance policy holder when a natural disaster in the form of a flood, earthquake or forest fire damages the property of an insured person or business premises.
Natural disasters expert witnesses elaborate a due diligence that serves as testimony that includes a loss due to the vagaries of nature and to ensure that the insured person doesn’t puts in a list of claims damages that has no relation to the accidents of nature.
A natural disaster expert witness must of course first consider the situation in the damage area and whether the local authorities have declared the area in question as a natural disaster area or not.