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A closed file is a good file. We are committed to assist you in the mitigation of the claim by using our skills to secure the most relevant evidence you need to either shut down the case or settle it below the plaintiff’s demands. Surveillance is a very powerful tool that demonstrates the claimant’s true abilities.
We know the plaintiff’s attorney is waiting for you to prove the facts of the case so they do not have to spend their money. Many times, the plaintiffs will drop the case based on the evidence we have secured for you. They will see that they simply do not have a winning case and must be prepared to either drop the case or settle without going to trial.
When you hire Feegel & Associates, you will receive 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 tracking and delivery confirmation.
All invoices will include a W-9 for your accounting department, eliminating the need to request such a document.
Our Services Include:
The word surveillance is the French word for "watching over."
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, behaviors and abilities of the subject placed under surveillance.
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 provides visual evidence that can be presented to the plaintiff 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 other professional measuring device to illustrate the accurate size, shape and dimension of the item being photographed. Photographs of vehicles involved in accidents are also photographed from above so you will see the amount of impact and thereby gain the true perspective of the damages involved.
We leave no stone unturned. We dig into the facts of the situation and uncover various aspects that are usually hidden from the opposing party. We provide you a comprehensive report illustrating many details about the subject that may have not been previously considered.
Our due diligence 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, 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, etc. We have the resources to offer experts in DNA, engineering, crash reconstruction, medical experts, etc.
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 had we not searched for such assets. 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 things, we are proficient in locating these assets. These facts are used in both uninsured and under-insured motorist claims so your client can collect the moneys due for damages they have paid, and thereby enable you to recoup those moneys under subrogation claims.
With over 22 years of experience in investigating and seven years experience adjusting claims, as well as 30 years associated with forensic investigations, we have the knowledge to secure statements from less than cooperative witnesses.
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 rather gather the facts you need. Statements can be obtained in a written format or a recorded format, either by video recording or audio recording.
Early in the process we utilize numerous tools to identify potential witnesses, including proprietary databases and extensive networks of industry sources. Additionally, we can uncover contact information, such as an addresses or phone number for a witness—even if they are hiding.
We are careful to adhere to state 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 prostitute to secure their accounting of the facts as they witnessed them.
We adhere to state and federal laws when cold-calling witnesses or interviewing witnesses expecting our call. For example, the strict laws regarding when a call can be recorded and if the person is in a one or two party state.
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 in tracking down 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
Although we are not process servers, we are often called in to perfect service on a witness, defendant or officer of a corporation because we always get the job done. Even at 4:00 a.m., we will get the person served and return to you the original documents, along with a signed and notarized affidavit reflecting such.
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