Civil Investigations

What can a civil investigator do for your case?

Civil investigators use various tactics and methods for obtaining evidence and getting to the bottom of your case. Some of the methods we use for investigating civil matters are:

  • Conduct interviews of subjects closely associated or witnesses of the incident for which the case is about. 

  • Gather documents, files, diagrams, or other documentary evidence that may prove useful in the proving or disproving of a claim. 

  • Obtain measurements, schematics, video, and photos of places or objects involved directed to the claim.

  • Procure written statements and affidavits, recordings of interviews, and video evidence associated with the case. 

  • Examine digital evidence and recover deleted files, documents, photos, and conversations from information technology systems as with the scope of the case. 

What is a civil investigation?

A civil investigation takes place when a private investigator or an private investigations agency is hired to obtain information about a civil court case. There are many types of civil court cases, the ones primary outlined on this page are those such as contract disputes between persons and businesses, tort claims, and other types of disputes. 

What are the types of civil investigations?

There are various types of civil investigations, which also includes the common worker’s compensation insurance investigation. Some of these include: 

Animal/Dog Bites: Animal and dog bites are among the most common lawsuits that occur today. These lawsuits primarily deal with the owner of the animal and the litigant who has been injured by the animal. Worse yet, many of these lawsuits involve younger children. It is important that your facts are in order when litigating, no matter what side of the fence you are on. 

Defamation & Libel: We’ve all heard about defamation and libel, however did you realize how much an investigator may be able to help? Defamation and libel lawsuits can be difficult because of protections by the first amendment. The injured party, or plaintiff, must prove they were severely injured by the speech and actions of the defendant. A private investigator can help by uncovering facts and assisting in proving or disproving a claim. 

Discrimination: This is a blank set of lawsuits that applies to any situation in which the plaintiff is claiming injuries on the basis of discrimination of some type. Although the most common form is employment, there can also be discrimination to customers or anyone else who has some type of direct relationship with the plaintiff, who could occasion injuries as a result of discrimination.

Insurance: Insurance investigations normally take the form of personal injury, auto accidents, and workers compensation. Insurance investigations generally include anything for which insurance may retain an attorney or conduct an investigation into possible insurance fraud or misuse. 

Medical Malpractice: This type of suit involves the plaintiff making a malpractice claim against any professional that renders medical or psychological help. These are normally higher stake lawsuits that take an incredibly long time to resolve and settle. As a result, acquiring the evidence is incredibly important. An outside private investigator may be able to obtain facts and information that would not have been uncovered otherwise. 

Personal Injury: A personal injury case occurs when the plaintiff alleges damages from the defendant, resulting from some physical injury. The most common type of personal injury case is the slip and fall claim. Both the defense and the plaintiff can immensely benefit from the services of a private eye. We just might be able to uncover facts and evidence that can make the difference in the case.  

Product Liability: This type of lawsuit is brought by a party who alleges damages and/or injury from a specific product. Some of these may include claims against defective medical devices, prescription drug recalls, or just generally consumer products that weren’t thought through. An investigator can gather physical evidence and obtain measurements of products to best paint he picture in the courtroom. 

Real Estate: When the seller of a home or other property fails to disclose defects or problems to the buyer, this can often result in undue damages to the buyer. Many states have disclosure laws for certain property defects, such as underlying damage to the structure or foundation. If the seller fails to disclose this knowing, the buyer may have a real estate claim opened. A private investigator may be able to help by obtaining records and interviewing witnesses. 

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