Lawyer going over documentsPrivate investigators provide a wide range of services, so naturally, there are a wide range of clients. One common client is an attorney or law firm. The following are only a few of the services that may benefit your law firm by hiring a private investigator.

Serving Legal Notices

Process serving is a job done by a variety of people. In fact, you can attempt to do it yourself, but either way you could run into a problem when the individual being served is trying to evade you and your firm. Under these circumstances, it may seem impossible to serve someone court papers.

A private investigator has the experience to know the best ways to serve legal papers and has the skills to best accomplish this goal. Evading a typical process server is far different from evading a private investigator.

Locating Someone

As an attorney, often times you are asked to help a client by finding an individual. Perhaps it is a father who owes child support or a witness you need to testify in court. Whatever the case may be, PIs have an enormous amount of experience finding people. The resources we have available to us go beyond anything you have at your disposable. Wherever they may be, living or dead, there is an excellent chance we can find them. This is true even for people who do not wish to be found such as those using aliases or who have moved across the country.

Asset Discovery

Finding hidden assets is a valuable service a private investigator for lawyers provides. For divorce attorneys, we can locate assets a spouse is attempting to hide during or prior to a divorce. For trial lawyers, winning the case is only half the battle; collecting on it can be near impossible. We can help locate assets the defendant is hiding. Once you know what and where these assets are, you can proceed with collecting the money owed to your client.

Documenting Workers’ Compensation Fraud

If you have a client that suspects there have been one or more fraudulent claims made by his employees, it can be difficult to take legal action without any strong evidence of wrongdoing. This is where a professional investigator is so valuable. We have the ability to place suspects under surveillance, and do it discreetly.

Based upon the information you provide, we can determine the best times and locations to observe the suspect. If the individual is faking or exaggerating their claim of injury, we can get this on video, and you will have the evidence needed to help your client.

Of course, the services listed above only scratch the surface of what we can do. In general, we are good at getting information. Whether it is discovering the whereabouts of a person, finding hidden assets, serving legal documents or simply finding out the truth about an insurance claim, we specialize in getting you the information you need. Because we are professionals, we are always discreet in our investigations, and we always work within the confines of the law. Contact us today, and tell us how we can help you and your client.

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Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson is a private investigator and founder of Tristar Investigation, California’s premiere detective agency. Bruce is also a media commentator for the investigation industry, featured in the New York Times, CNN, History Channel, MSNBC, Los Angeles Times and many more. You can find him on Google+ LinkedIn and YouTube.