Construction Site Expert Witness On Internet Postings Part 1

In Experts – Be Wary of What You Post Online construction site expert witness William Gulya, Jr., President & CEO, Middlesex Trenching Company, writes:

Experts in almost any field sometimes need assistance in determining the best method and means to present a point or to support it in a report.

The Internet is a fabulous source of information, with blogs, Twitter, Facebook and specialty discussion boards for almost any subject or field of expertise you can imagine. However, if you want to keep something private, don’t post it on the Internet, as the world will have access to it. As an expert, virtually everything you write or post becomes a discoverable record available to anyone with the vigor and persistence to find it.

An inherent problem with experts seeking opinion or advice from other experts on a discussion board or blog is that it is discoverable. When an expert seeks advice in these types of forums it is available to almost anyone including, of course, the opposing counsel in the case the expert is working on.

William Gulya, Jr., President & CEO, Middlesex Trenching Company for more than 35 years, specializes in excavation & construction site preparation – earthwork and grading, water mains, sewer installation, trenching, containment, underground utilities, dike repair, heavy equipment rentals.