Every investigator begins a case with the goal of reaching an outcome that supports the client's objective. However, preconceived judgments can skew the investigator's outlook, can impact yours or your client's credibility, and may create irreparable damage.
Several years ago, ResultQuest® was called upon to evaluate the work conducted by another investigations company that had conducted surveillance in a worker's compensation case in which the subject claimed to have suffered a debilitating workplace injury -leaving the worker severely limited in his activities, and preventing him from driving or walking without aid.
A representative of the other investigation company had stated in an initial meeting with the client law firm, "These guys always lie-we'll get him." The company's investigators then proceeded to spend over 100 hours following a male, presumed and boldly reported to be the subject, and documenting his activities in and around the subject's small hometown in East Texas. This individual was targeted after the investigator witnessed him driving a car owned by the subject, and often parked at his residence.
Aside from assessing the results of the other investigators, our directive from the attorneys was to establish the veracity of the subject's injury claim. Upon initial appraisal ...Read More