How Expert Witnesses Help Expedite Construction Claims


When a dispute arises over construction, a claim is filed that contains all records of the events in question. From there, a neutral party can observe and form a judgment on what happens and compensation can be made. Mediation is one process, trial is another. The claim itself is your attempt to show the records you have kept in order to prove your side of the dispute.

A construction expert witness can be of great assistance to you during this process, and here is why.


Simply put, expert witnesses have the experience necessary to judge for themselves what’s happening. They aren’t just a voice you pay to say what you want. They help you evaluate your claim and provide important insight based on their experience that you may not be aware of. They may be able to help you figure out which records are most relevant, in addition to their other services in testifying on your behalf.

They are usually former construction workers, contractors and engineers. So they are equipped with the kind of knowledge you need in a court room. They can provide a neutral perspective on the case that can help sway the opinions of those involved.

Finding Witnesses

If you want to hire an expert witness for your case, consider construction advisory services and local contractors. Contractors have on-the-job experience with technology that is in use today. They’ve worked your job before, and they know what you’re going through. Advisors, on the other hand, have analytical knowledge that can help you establish a certain chain of events or reasonable doubt.

Lyle Charles Consulting offers expert witness testimony and construction claim preparation services. For help expediting a construction dispute, contact Lyle Charles.