Timely employing the services of an investigator is important because that way the investigator is obtaining information from the injured persons very close to the actual time of the crash. Many times the investigators get “clues” on what needs to be done on the case to prevail, and what defenses may be brought out by the insurance company in these interviews. Injury victims must give complete and truthful statements, as that information is always critical to the investigation. The investigators training and experience make all the difference in gathering this information as people are upset and hurting right after the accident when the investigator initially is interviewing them. As a result, it is not unusual for injured persons to call their attorney a few days after the accident to provide additional information.
We at Christopher Ligori & Associates strongly advise that every law firm use investigators in any and every type of crash. Employing an investigator’s services is very economical and efficient, and the value that an investigator brings to the case — almost always — is worth spending a few hundred dollars for an investigation.