Civil Investigations

Get the EVIDENCE before it disappears

Civil cases require an extensive amount of witness interviewing prior to trial.  These interviews must be highly effective and declarations must be secured that illustrate your case in the most favorable light.

All too often, litigants in a civil trial learn that simply telling the truth has little effect on the successful outcome of their case.
  Evidence must not only be gathered, but also assembled and presented to a jury in the most convincing way imaginable.
  Typically, civil cases require an extensive amount of witness interviewing prior to trial.  These interviews must be highly effective and declarations must be secured that illustrate your case in the most favorable light.  Vision Investigative Services investigators literally wrote the book on suspect and witness interviewing.  With over one hundred articles, treatises and training manuals to our credit, coupled with our sponsoring dozens of seminars on the subject of interrogation and interviewing, we will make the very most of each interview that is conducted on your behalf.  Our photographers and videographers are the very best of the best and generally have been retired from law enforcement prior to working for our firm.
  Our Vision Impact Graphics® division allows us to create computer-generated slide shows that best illustrate your case at the time of trial.   This cost effective method is now widely used in civil trials throughout the country.  We can also make the digital video projector and related equipment to be used at the time of trial available to you at a substantial savings.

What is a civil investigation?

A civil investigation helps uncover and assemble the information needed for a civil trail. A civil trial is the opposite of a criminal trail. In most cases, this type of court case involves two individual citizens who are arguing about an issue that relates to their rights as citizens. For example, if one person sues another for damages caused in a domestic accident, then the case will likely be tried in a civil trial. A civil investigation can help gather the evidence that is essential to such a trial.

What are some common types of civil investigations?

There are many kinds of civil investigations, with some of the more common ones being:
  • Domestic surveillance, which can include nanny cams, caregiver background checks, security surveillance, and many other types of investigations that ensure that you and everyone in your home remain safe.
  • Personal injury investigations, which attempt to find out how an injury has occurred.
  • Workers compensation investigations, which try to put a stop to insurance fraud.
  • Background checks, which try to determine whether those people you trust with your business or personal life really are deserving of the faith you put in them.
  • Asset searches, which try to uncover hidden funds and valuables owned by debtors, companies, and individuals.
  • Missing persons investigations.
  • Child custody and child abuse investigations, which attempt to uncover possible negligence and mistreatment of minors.
  • Marital investigations, which can include everything from partner surveillance to domestic abuse investigations, pre marital investigations, and cheating spouse investigations.
What happens in a civil investigation?

A civil investigation usually begins with an analysis. A private investigator will usually meet with the person launching the investigation to discuss the investigation budget, the needs of the investigation, and how the case should proceed. Then, the investigator will approach the case, using a variety of investigative techniques to get answers and evidence, as needed. Depending on the investigation, investigators may use surveillance, background checks, medical or forensic investigations, witness examination, and other methods to solve the case. The investigator will then meet with the client again to discuss findings. If needed, an investigator can create an official report or even act as an expert witness in a civil trial.

Do I need a civil investigation?

If you are going to be involved in a court case, the simple answer is yes. In many civil trials, proof is everything as the person who presents the most solid case is the one who wins. Simply hiring a private investigator can help you find the solid proof you need to make your court case a success. If you are being taken to court or are affected by false accusations, you may need the services of Vision Investigative Services to find the evidence to clear your name.

If you need immediate assistance call us at: 707.332.7755