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Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

Don't let the door hit you on the way out! We expect doors to be safe to walk through, but when door hardware is not maintained in good working condition it can cause serious injury to anyone ...
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Why do so many pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists get hit by parking arm gates?

Why do so many pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists​ get hit by parking arm gates? Mike Panish's (gate expert witness) office receives many calls each month from lawyers with personal injury ...
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Who you gonna call?

Who you gonna call? The best expert is someone that has a lifetime of practical experience in his or her field of work. Mike Panish's expert services and opinions are based upon his years of ...
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Remodeling your house with money from a bank loan? Homeowners Beware!

Remodeling your house with money from a bank loan? Homeowners Beware! Homeowners that rely upon their banks to monitor construction loans and disbursements to contractors are in for a rude awakening. ...
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Did she just walk into that automatic door?

Did she just walk into that automatic door? Well, it looks as though that lady walked right into the automatic sliding doors as they were closing. It must be her fault that she got hurt. Or, is it? ...
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Door slammed on customer and sliced her achilles tendon

Door slammed on customer and sliced her achilles tendon A customer pulled open a glass door and, as she proceeded through it, it slammed back on her, hitting her ankle and slicing her achilles tendon. ...
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Knocked over by an automatic door

Knocked over by an automatic door An elderly woman was walking into a big box store through a set of automatic sliding doors. The doors were already open when she started walking toward the doors. As ...
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Overhead door drops onto the head of a guy trying to get his car serviced

Overhead door drops onto the head of a guy trying to get his car serviced While visiting a dealership and waiting for his car to be serviced, a man wandered into the garage service area where cars ...
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Cabinets tip over and serious injuries ensue.

Cabinets tip over and serious injuries ensue Tall storage cabinets and lateral file drawers need to be securely anchored to the wall or they can overturn onto an adult or child when loaded with ...
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Hotel guests assaulted in their hotel rooms

Hotel guests assaulted in their hotel rooms Hotel guests need to be confident that they are safe from intruders in their hotel rooms. They also need to be sure their hotel room door is closed and ...
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Spoliation of Evidence - Door Closer Personal Injury Case

Spoliation of Evidence - Door Closer Personal Injury Case A 35-year-old woman filled her gas tank and then went into the gas station mini-mart to buy a snack. She pushed open the swinging glass door ...
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Elderly shopper hit by an automatic door at a big box store dies from her injuries

Elderly shopper hit by an automatic door at a big box store dies from her injuries Mike Panish, Automatic Door Expert Witness, was the retained expert for the plaintiff for a case in Florida. An ...
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How would you like to be hit in the head?

How would you like to be hit in the head? A man was walking into a bank through a set of doors. As he passed through the doorway, a heavy, large, metal object fell and struck him in the head, knocking ...
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Large heavy gate fell off it's track and pinned someone

Sliding gates are used to keep cars and people out of perimeter areas on various types of properties in residential and commercial settings. Large metal gates spanning about 28 feet are often ...
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Large sliding gates that fall on people

Gates are intended to contain a perimeter of a property. Many gates are the type that need to be pulled and pushed to open, others are automatic and are controlled by some sort of electronic device. ...
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SLIDING GATE HAS DEFECTIVE PARTS AND CAUSES INJURY

Plastic nuts used to limit the travel of a sliding gate can become cracked. When this happens, it indicates that they are no longer able to limit the function of the gate, so the gate operator will ...
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Expert Witness with Hands on Experience

To be a true professional expert witness, you have to have many years of experiences pertaining to that field. Actual hands-on, working knowledge is something that cannot be researched on the ...
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MAGNETIC LOCKS (MAGLOCKS) THAT FALL FROM OVERHEAD

A magnetic lock is a heavy metal block that requires professional installation and continual maintenance. Injuries that result from falling magnetic lock components are common. As a door and gate ...
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HIGH SPEED OVERHEAD DOORS

Michael Panish, Door & Gate Expert Witness outlines a brief description of high speed overhead doors. How they function, required sensors, and how pedestrians can become injured walking under ...
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MANUAL SWING BARRIER GATE INJURIES - Article by Michael Panish

New article by Michael Panish, Door & Gate Expert Witness MANUAL SWING BARRIER GATE INJURIES More dangerous than you would think. Why have so many injuries occurred? What are the reasons why these ...
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The Ups & Downs of Parking Lot Control Arms

Michael Panish, Door & Gate Expert Witness, has a new article about Parking Lot Control Arms and how people get hurt passing through them. This article is what every personal injury attorney needs ...
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Barn Doors in Hotel Rooms? Dangerous

Hotel Room - Barn Doors DANGEROUS BY DESIGN and Best Left on Barns By Michael Panish, Door Expert Witness What goes wrong? What kind of parts are on a sliding barn door? Why these barn style doors are ...
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Parking Arm Gates that hit Pedestrians

Mike Panish, Door & Gate Expert Witness, gets many calls from both plaintiff and defense personal injury attorneys asking for his help to inspect and analyse the circumstances leading up to ...
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Automatic Doors Hit People More Often than you Think

THEY HIT PEOPLE MORE OFTEN THAN YOU THINK AND CAN CAUSE SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY Most of us walk through automatic doors on a regular basis. Most retail stores have some form of automatic doors, ...
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Zero Defense Verdict

Mike Panish was the retained expert for a defense case where a door service provider was sued for alleged defects to an overhead garage door in a commercial warehouse, causing personal injury. Despite ...
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