Product Liability & Evaluation

Product failures and operator contact with machine parts can lead to catastrophic events resulting in human injury and property damage.  These events may be the result of errors made during a product’s design, manufacture, or assembly.  An understanding of product development, from inception to delivery, enables our engineers to identify deficiencies in these processes and render opinions regarding machine designs, guards, and warnings.

We have evaluated hundreds of products and honed the skills necessary to pinpoint the cause of failures and related defects.  The mode of failure and data necessary to analyze products are obtained during exemplar tests, failure simulations, microscopic examinations, and metallurgical evaluations, all of which can be conducted in our state-of-the-art facilities.  The information gathered provides the basis for our opinions regarding product development and alternate designs.

Semke Forensic – Rely on our experience and facilities to evaluate products and machinery.

  • Consumer Products
  • Vehicle Defects
  • Machinery
  • Fuel-Fired Appliances
  • Electrical Appliances
  • HVAC Equipment
  • Manufacturing Equipment
  • Construction/Agricultural Equipment
  • Cranes
  • Elevators
  • Expert Testimony

St. Louis

  • (636) 896-9995
  • (636) 896-9695

Kansas City

  • 100 North Clayview Dr
  • Suite B
  • Liberty, MO 64068
  • Directions
  • (816) 415-2020
  • (816) 415-2066


  • 3345 Commercial Avenue
  • Northbrook, IL 60062
  • Directions
  • (708) 478-4000
  • (708) 478-4433