An accident investigator analyzes the scene of an accident to try and determine who was at fault. Accident investigators are usually hired by personal injury lawyers or insurance companies after an accident.
In the context of personal injury law, having an accident investigator can help you collect evidence and prove fault to support your insurance claim.
Big corporations and insurance companies will already have their own investigators. That means when you’re in an accident, the at-fault party’s insurance company can send out their accident investigators to analyze the scene and draw their own conclusions.
If you’re trying to prove someone else caused your accident through fault or negligence—and that you weren’t at fault—you’ll likely need the help of an experienced accident investigator. They can help you:
- Gather the necessary information to prove fault
- Reduce your own liability if you aren’t sure exactly what happened or are worried about being blamed for an accident
- Give you more facts to use when negotiating a better insurance settlement, increasing your chances of getting paid what you really deserve
- Get answers and have an expert on your side to combat any claims the at-fault person or their insurance company is making
If you contact a personal injury lawyer after you’ve been injured in an accident, they may call on an accident investigator for your case. They will know the best experts to send out and investigate the details of your accident to support your case.
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If you want to pursue the fullest financial recovery possible, having a team of experts on your side can make a huge difference in what you win. John Foy & Associates can guide you through the aftermath of your accident and handle important steps in your case—like hiring an accident investigator. For a FREE consultation with one of our attorneys today, call us at 404-400-4000, or fill out the form on this page.