Achieve Larger Verdicts and Better Settlements.
Our services are always completed with you and your client in mind. We strive to provide you with the most accurate findings and report to you both the good and the bad news as it is discovered. You get the facts, not speculation.
We always give you our best effort. We strive to keep you as a client and understand that if we are conducting an investigation that is “run-of-the-mill,” one that anyone could do, we will not maintain our professional relationship. We strive to retain you as a client by ALWAYS doing our very best, no matter what the assignment.
We are creative in our ways of thinking to help you and your client without ever breaking any laws. We provide counter surveillance on other investigators that proves the insurance company is acting in bad faith, which happens more often than expected, the result of which is harassment and can be used later to secure larger judgments.
We operate within the set budget and will always keep you informed of the daily investigative activities. Our reports will always maintain professionalism and are grammatically correct. We always operate within the law and are ethical.
When you hire Feegel & Associates, you will receive ethical work performance, professionalism, reliability, honesty, thoroughness, accurate and timely reports, and consideration of your budget.
All reports are submitted in a timely manner and all are sent via e-mail and U.S. Mail with delivery confirmation.
All invoices will include a W-9 for your accounting department, eliminating the need to request such a document.
Our Services Include:
Photography and video is often used to validate a situation. We capture the evidence using digital equipment and memorialize this evidence on CD or DVD, allowing you to open the files and print them or send them electronically to your expert, etc.
Surveillance is not limited to insurance defense cases. Counter surveillance is used to demonstrate that an insurance company or other investigator is practicing bad faith by harassing your client. Counter surveillance is very powerful and allows you the upper hand with an insurance company who is committing unethical practices or bad faith. If your client is under surveillance and has caught the investigator conducting surveillance, they are usually required to close their case. If they do not, you will want evidence by counter surveillance to bring to trial and demonstrate bad faith. Further, we can determine if your client is under surveillance by locating tracking devices that are sometimes placed on your client’s vehicles. If discovered, these devices are secured and documented for your later use at trial.
From a handheld digital camera to a covert pinhole camera, we utilize the best equipment to capture the activity that will accurately demonstrate the activities and behaviors of the subject placed under counter surveillance.
Our covert video surveillance employs covert cameras or hidden cameras to watch people or places for inappropriate behavior without letting others know there is a surveillance camera in operation.
All surveillances assigned to this agency will be returned with two DVD copies of the original unedited version, as well as two edited versions. The purpose of this is to eliminate the task of you requesting another company to make copies for the plaintiff and or court.
Accident Scene Photography
Scene photography allows you visual evidence that can be presented to the defense attorney at or before trial.
Often the investigating law enforcement agencies do not take photographs of the scene. We are experienced in accident scene photography as well as injury photography, vehicle damage, harmful products, electrical-related accidents, fire accidents, etc. We use sophisticated equipment to capture the true images that accurately reflect the situation at hand. You don’t get just a photograph. We use comparative measurements within photographs to illustrate size, distances, height, etc. Most photographs include an Obinski stick, a photomicrography scale, or some other professional measuring device to illustrate the accurate size, shape and dimension of the item being photographed.
We have worldwide resources through our well-established associations of other professional private investigators to assist us in finding the information you need.
We dig into the facts of the situation and uncover various aspects that are usually hidden from the opposing party.
We may be able to provide you evidence that proves your client was not even at the scene of the crime at a given time and date.
We will provide you accurate addresses and contact information of relevant cellular telephone carriers, social networking companies, and e-mail accounts and their legal departments for the use of serving subpoenas for records.
This includes, but is not limited to, hidden asset, real property, licenses held, past injuries, legal filings, criminal histories, unlisted phone numbers, cell phone numbers, addresses, e-mail addresses, spouses and relatives, associates, businesses affiliations, employers, driving records, aliases, neighbors, bankruptcies, civil judgments, eviction records, internet domain registrations, aircraft, watercraft, vehicle registrations, sex offender records, tax liens, voter registration records, warrants, verification of gun ownership and damning statements found posted on social networking sites that contradict the witnesses and mug shots.
Hidden assets are difficult to locate. That is why they are hidden. Nevertheless, we have experience in locating banks accounts, both nationally and abroad. We use legal means to uncover assets that would not have been located otherwise. There are countless places to hide assets, including credit card accounts and offshore bank accounts. Given the right information and time to search for these, we are proficient in locating these assets.
With over 22 years of investigative experience and 30 years of forensic investigations, we have the knowledge to secure statements from less than cooperative witnesses.
Early in the process, we utilize numerous tools to identify potential witnesses, including proprietary databases and extensive networks of industry sources. Additionally, we can find contact information, such as addresses or phone number for a witness—even if they are hiding.
We clearly capture the witness statement in a thorough method, covering the facts as the witness observed or heard them. We do not speculate, but gather the facts you need. Statements can be obtained in a written format or a recorded format, either by video recording or audio recording.
We are careful to adhere to state and federal laws when meeting witnesses in person—especially if we must doorstep (showing up at a potential witness’ home, place of work, or a scheduled event unannounced to see if the witness will speak with us.) We will gladly approach even a street person or a prostitute to secure their accounting of the facts as they witnessed them.
We adhere to state laws when cold-calling witnesses or interviewing witnesses expecting our call. For example, there are strict laws regarding when a call can be recorded.
We are careful with our interview notes and understand they are likely discoverable.
Finally and most importantly, we know that a witness must be treated well. If the witness is unable to trust us or feels taken advantage of, they are likely to disappear, flip or become uncooperative.
Often, witnesses will not want to be located, much less approached and questioned. We have the ability to not only locate hard-to-find witnesses, but also are experienced at tracking by canvassing an area to find the key witness that your case needs to win.
Skip tracing is an art all by itself. When people do not want to be found they will be resourceful in maintaining a hidden location or name change to avoid detection. We have the experience and ability to track down a skip when other agencies give up the search. Our tenacity proves our dedication to securing the location of your missing person.
Special Process Serving on Difficult Cases