What Does a Private Investigator do in a Personal Injury Case?

What Does a Private Investigator do in a Personal Injury Case?

You have probably seen a movie or TV show featuring a private investigator—but what does a private investigator have to do with your personal injury case? These skilled professionals are sometimes relied upon to gather important information about personal injury cases, in order to help prove liability.

Here are a few ways a private investigator might be used to help your case:

  1. Clarify inconsistencies. Suppose you are injured in a car accident, and the at-fault driver admits at the scene that the crash was his fault. Then, when you file the claim with the at-fault person’s insurance company, the driver claims the crash was actually your fault. Your personal injury attorney might then task a private investigator with finding out what really happened and discovering any significant inconsistencies in the at-fault driver’s story.
  2. Track down important information. Sometimes victims are so seriously injured in an accident that they are unable to collect important information at the scene before being taken to the hospital. A private investigator can help locate witnesses and seek out other evidence, such as video footage, to help build the case.
  3. Fill in the holes of the police report. Police reports of an accident can be helpful tools in a personal injury case, but they are not always detailed or accurate. Officers who respond to a crash are often in a hurry, and that can lead to important details being left out. While police officers who respond to accidents are often in a rush, private investigators are not. They can take plenty of time to gather the evidence and witnesses they need to assist with the case.

“Our firm works with experienced investigators to accurately determine the events of an accident, and to help our clients get fair compensation for their injuries,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, El Centro, and Yucca Valley, and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.