Choosing an Unbiased Private Investigator

Oct 3, 2011

As worker’s compensation plaintiff attorneys become more aware of the use of surveillance
in workers compensation (and other related) claims, they have responded by
focusing on the investigation itself. Many of their strategies lay in questioning
the impartiality of the surveillance investigator conducting the investigation.

Using an unbiased private investigator is critical when insuring there has been no
conflict of interest on a case, and that the results produced from the
investigation have truly remained objective. The use of ‘in-house’
investigators has proven to be an especially vulnerable area for attorneys to
attack the impartiality of surveillance.

A private investigator has no part in adjusting or administering the claim; the only
association they have is in conducting the investigation itself.  Their compensation does not hinge on the
outcome of the claim, nor is it affected by the video documentation obtained.

Accusation of bias is far less likely to adhere to a private investigator conducting
surveillance on a claim than to an in-house investigator. Our surveillance investigators
document ALL of a claimant’s activities that can be observed in public,
assuring the case cannot be discredited through bias. API’s investigators have
a thorough knowledge of Colorado laws pertaining to surveillance. API’s
investigators are highly experienced at conducting surveillance in all of
Colorado, from downtown Denver to Denver International Airport, and from Vail
to Boulder.  We incorporate that knowledge into EVERY case we take.

Our impartiality is your greatest strength.