The experts involved in parking lot investigations vary from case to case, but often include civil engineers, architects, premises security professionals, or retail operations experts.
PARKING LOTS ARE DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENTS
Parking lots are unusually frenetic places; there are few other environments in which pedestrians and vehicles are required to co-function in close quarters; all the while managing a variety of distractions, ranging from children to mobile devices to retail advertising.
Parking lot safety can be improved by providing drivers and pedestrians reasonable access pathways, and signs and pavement markings similar to those they typically encounter on public roads and walkways. Within most parking lots there are good features and bad – some add to safety and some create hazards for drivers and pedestrians.
ENGINEERS & ARCHITECTS
Engineers and architects design parking lots to maximize safety and efficiency by providing appropriate guidance to drivers and pedestrians. They also design the walkways and roadways to minimize conflicts, control vehicle speeds, and conform to traffic patterns and features to which users are accustomed.
Premises security professionals are involved in the design and operation of parking lots to promote user safety against assaults and other personal attacks. These experts are frequently involved in parking lot casework to assess the adequacy of active and passive security systems, including lighting systems and CCTV.
Retail professionals and property managers are often responsible for managing the day to day operations of a parking lot. Operations professionals are commonly retained in parking lot casework involving the management of snow and ice, the cleanup of any spills or contaminants, as well as shopping cart and litter management.
VEHICLE EVIDENCE & TESTING
Robson Forensic offers a fully appointed mechanical testing laboratory to assist our clients with the inspection and storage of evidence in parking lot cases. Our lab facilities can accommodate evidence items as large as a vehicle and are equipped to perform testing on a variety of electrical and mechanical devices. Visit our Mechanical Testing Laboratory page for more information.
DISCUSS YOUR CASE WITH AN EXPERT
Call or submit an inquiry to tell us about your case. Once we determine which expert is best qualified to assist, we will put you in direct contact.