Insurance Investigation Overview
Insurance Investigations involve a private investigator uncovering evidence that supports or discredits an insurance claim. Looking for signs of insurance fraud is the primary object of many insurance investigations but private investigators also help document and prove injury claims on behalf of those who have filed them, as well as their attorneys. Techniques practiced by private investigators in these operations can prove to be invaluable towards finding the truth in a world full of lies. The way an operation is conducted depends on whether the investigator is being asked to prove or disprove an insurance claim. Insurance companies, personal injury lawyers, companies or individuals who have had a claim filed against them will commonly hire private investigators to work against claims that have been filed against them or their clients. People who have been injured, involved in car crashes, or suffered damages as a result of neglect or malice hire private investigators to help document their damages and expel defenses set forth by the responsible party.
The Operation A trained investigator conducts surveillance, background checks, and other techniques to learn as much about the situation and target as possible. this groundwork gives the investigator an idea of how to move forward and where to look for further evidence. Following up on leads and documenting all results ensure the investigator is able to accurately convey the legitimacy, or lack thereof, of the insurance claim.
The Results A investigation focused on an insurance situation produces video, audio, and photographic evidence, as well as documents that unveil the truth about the case at hand. Reports summarizing the results are prepared along with a reputable investigator who is prepared to testify to these findings at all mediation sessions, custodial hearings, and court settings.
The Power of Video Very few things are as powerful and hold as much evidentiary value as video. An objective medium such as video allows actions, behaviors, and events to be displayed in a straightforward manner. While past actions, inconsistent statements, and adversarial attitudes on the stand can undermine the credibility of witness testimony, video presents an airtight, unimpeachable method of conveying an account to opposing and/or deciding parties.
- Activity checks
- Alive and well checks
- Disability investigations
- First and third party fraud
- General liability investigations
- Notary service
- Site investigations/inspections
- Subpoena service
- Witness locates
- Workers’ compensation investigations