A civil investigation is performed on legal matters that are not criminal in nature. When investigating a civil matter, it is crucial to uncover information, document the findings accurately and provide the necessary expert reports in order to assist the Lawyer in appropriately representing the client.
Many attorneys who specialize in civil matters work with a private investigator on civil investigations, taking advantage of investigation skills and connections to get access to the most useful material. Government agencies like the Internal Revenue Service or Environmental Protection Agency use investigations in part of their work, to identify people who are committing civil violations and gather material for bringing suit in court to recover damages. Sometimes, a mixture of civil and criminal matters may be involved, depending on the nature of the case, and law enforcement agencies could become part of the investigation.
Investigators can use a variety of tools to collect information. These can include interviewing people, taking photographs, gaining access to various records, and conducting surveillance. The goal is to gather as much information as possible so an attorney can decide what will be useful in court. People can conduct civil investigations to try and prove insurance fraud, identify sources of undisclosed income in child support cases, and for a variety of other purposes.
Conducting an investigation adds to the expense of pursuing a civil case, but it is often critical to the outcome of the case. People need to find information they can use to support their positions in court, and it is also a good idea to get a sense of the kind of information the other side may use. Researching to prepare for the case allows people to gather potentially compromising data and think about how to refute it if it comes up, rather than being caught unprepared during the course of the trial.
Distinctive Investigations has the track record, qualifications and experience to be the lead investigators on your civil case. Our investigators can help you facilitate a complete, professional investigation and achieve results. Whether you are looking to fulfill your client’s settlement goals or to provide a flawless defense for a wrongly accused client, our investigators will step in and help you convince a jury of the validity and strength of your case.
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