When Should You Hire a Private Investigator?

Do you have a personal or legal situation that you don’t know how to address? Individuals and organizations often hire private investigators to help solve problems or clear up ambiguous situations that require the additional workforce. Anyone has the potential to be assisted by a private investigator. However, those who benefit from outside investigative services usually fall into the following categories:

  • Attorneys
  • Insurance companies
  • Corporations
  • Businesses of any size
  • Members of the general public

The need for an investigator varies from person to person and organization to organization.

Some organizations depend upon the findings of private investigations regularly, where a private citizen may never come across the need for one throughout their lifetime. What a private investigator is best at is using human intelligence, interviews, and even paper records to get things done confidentially.

Assistance for Individuals

Investigative firms are essential when tedious observation or research is required to resolve a situation. When a private citizen does not have the know-how, workforce, or time to conduct investigations on their own, a trustworthy outside firm is a lifesaver.

Individuals hire private investigators for:

  • Infidelity and domestic issues
  • Missing persons
  • Suspicious deaths
  • Fraud and embezzlement
  • Physical or cyberstalking
  • Senior citizen fraud
  • Probate and estate clarifications
  • Debugging and electronic sweeps

These are just a few situations where a private investigator might be needed. In most of these cases, formal complaints filed with law enforcement have been exhausted. Private investigators can bring professional insight and know-how to find out additional facts and properly document further evidence for individual situations.

Assistance for Organizations

When inside personnel cannot be allocated to address a situation outside normal business operations, private investigators can be hired to provide unique insight and skill sets to resolve a sensitive situation. Businesses and organizations turn to private investigators to protect their physical property/assets and minimize embarrassment to employees/staff that are suspected of misconduct.

Organizations hire private investigators for:

  • Employee background checks
  • Disability and injury claims
  • Disgruntled employees
  • Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) fraud
  • Family Medical Leave of Absence (FMLA) fraud
  • Labor disputes and strikes
  • Internal theft and shrinkage
  • Mystery shopping
  • Security and hidden cameras

These are just some of the situations where an organization might need investigative services by professional investigators. Why jeopardize the reputation of an employee who is suspected of faking a disability, BWC, or FMLA claim until there is full proof evidence to prove fraud has occurred? Organizations can demonstrate dignity and care by leaving sensitive inquires and evidence-gathering to the professionals.

Have to prove the case in court? Don’t waste time and money by gathering false evidence; instead, utilize professionals with the proper experience. A professional investigator can ensure that all the bases are covered for an air-tight case.

Need Investigative Assistance? SACS Consulting Has You Covered

Whether it is for a criminal or civil investigation, background screening, accident investigation, a missing person, or physical and electronic surveillance, SACS Consulting & Investigative Services, Inc. can provide fast, professional, and affordable investigative services. Contact or call 330-255-1101 today to speak with one of our investigative professionals.