Expert witnesses are a critical part of construction defect cases, whether the outcome of a case is determined through a trial or arbitration. Attorneys rely heavily on expert witnesses to support them in understanding the facts of the case, the cause of the defect, and what is required to repair the defect.
Experts who specialize in forensic investigation and litigation as part of their professional practice develop specific knowledge and skills to develop objective, defensible opinions that may be used in resolution of a case at mediation, arbitration, or trial.
Regardless of which side retains the expert, the methods and standards of the investigation should not differ in their objectivity, basis, and use of sound data and research. The expert’s credibility with the client, judge, jury, and opposing side lies in providing valid opinions based on the facts. These facts are supported by qualified and quantified data and accepted industry literature and methods.
The team at CCA has been involved in hundreds of cases as an expert in deposition, mediation, arbitration, and trial testimony in federal and state courts across the US. We understand the importance of being an expert witness, and are ready to help you with your case. Contact us today.
Each retention and investigation is different. The comments and opinions expressed are general in nature and are not intended as legal or expert advice for any particular investigation. Always seek qualified counsel to advise you on your particular case or investigation before retaining an expert. The processes and considerations discussed are general in nature, and may not be applicable to every case.