How to Find the Right Construction Expert Witness

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How-to-Find-the-Right-Construction-Expert-WitnessIf you’re dealing with a potentially threatening claim and are in need of a construction expert witness, here are some tips that you can use to identify, select, and ultimately choose the right one for your particular case.

Outrageous Claims

Be wary of marketing claims that make outrageous promises. Vendors will attempt to lure you into purchasing their specific resources that apparently grant you inside information that others do not have based on their “unique” systems. Be sure that you do the necessary research and background check on every vendor to determine whether or not they are quality candidates for your case. If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.


Library websites are optimal sources to uncover information on the particular subject that you are looking for. Take the time to visit your local library and search for the specific subject that the claim is based on. Search online catalogs and gather all of the necessary information such as: facts pertaining to the topic, laws and regulations, and relevant information.

Search Engines

There are a variety of online resources that are available to you thanks to the vast regions of the Internet. Scavenging throughout the web however is a difficult task due to the thousands of candidates that you have to click through. There are also expert witnesses from construction consulting services that have had years of experience within the construction field that you can choose from – which are ideal because of their “hands-on” practice.

Bio: Lyle Charles is a structural steel expert, seasoned executive, business coach and mediator. He also runs Lyle Charles Consulting, a construction consulting firm with over 40 years of experience.