FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who should hire an investigator?
People who need to prove or disprove a situation.
For example, an investigator is an invaluable member of your legal team for insurance fraud, personal injury and civil litigation. Investigators provide the claims represenitives and their legal staff with information critical to settling their files. An investigator can conduct interviews, take witness statements, and provide surveillance, all in support of your litigation. Investigators are also used to locate missing persons, perform asset searches, conduct criminal investigations, to name a few. Investigators also provide valuable services to businesses in providing background investigations, undercover operations, fraud investigations and workplace security. All evidence obtained including video tapes and professionally written reports can be used to win your civil litigation.
What should I do before hiring an investigator?
It is vitally important that you interview the prospective investigator and make sure he answers all questions to your satisfaction. Questions you should ask include:
Are you licensed?
Ask to see the license and call the state licensing board to verify it and check for any complaints.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at (850) 487-0482
Are you insured?
Ask for proof of insurance.
What is your prior investigative experience? Very Important.
Check the references you are given.
Who will actually perform the work I am paying for?
You don't want to pay for an experienced investigator and get a trainee.
Call the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and make sure the investigator is in good standing.
What can I expect to pay?
The Truth and Result's are our mission.
If you can provide us with a detailed mission we will be able to provide you with a project fee.
If you cant provide us with a detailed mission we will be glad to provide you with a list of our services.
There is NEVER a charge for your consultation and the final outcome review. Most assignments -investigations are priced at a flat rate so you know exactly what the cost is going to be.
We would prefer to provide you with an exact cost for your project or case and we are often able to do just that based on our years of experience. This way you don't get caught in an open ended project where you never now what the final bill will be.
How can I expect the investigator to handle my case?
A reputable investigator will provide you with the highest standard of investigative service and will make every effort to obtain the information necessary for your assignment.
Do not expect your investigator to do anything that would compromise his ethical standards. The best investigator will do all his work in a professional, legal and ethical manner integrated with the highest degree of integrity. Beyond that, you should expect to be treated courteously, to have your phone calls returned promptly, to be provided with an itemized statement and you will receive a detailed professionally written report, augmented with high-quality video tape evidence.