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Finding the Right Construction Expert Witness

November 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Finding-the-Right-Construction-Expert-WitnessMost companies know that a legal claim can be damaging to a construction project. This being said, they are still a common occurrence in today’s projects. Why? There could be an assortment of factors that are unaddressed, or even scheduling issues that require the team to take more time in the project. Whatever the problem may be, it’s important that during a claim, a construction expert witness is consulted to approach the ordeal “by the book”.

Construction advisory services will also tell you that hiring the right construction expert witness will be a major factor in how the entire case will be played out. Because the expert’s testimony is reliant upon the latest construction laws, the outcome will be based on documented facts.

If you are considering hiring an expert witness, make sure that they well-versed are able to understand all of the technical aspects of the entire legal process. They should also have a thorough knowledge the construction laws as well as the industry standards. You want to essentially find someone that has knowledge regarding the construction industry and also has been a witness in cases before. The more experience that they have, the better the result will typically be.

When you hire an expert witness, you’re going to receive a testimony. If you have abided by all of the construction standards and have met everything in the books, then your witness will verify these facts that confirm it during the case, which could be swing the favor in your way.

Bio: Lyle Charles is the president of Lyle Charles Consulting, a construction and business consulting firm offering services to corporations, owners, directors, contractors, construction managers, sub-contractors, attorneys, and engineers.

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