SCENE INVESTIGATION OF AN AUTO TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
If you are representing an injured client in an auto traffic accident case it is important to have a qualified private investigator investigate the scene as early on as possible. Crucial evidence such as skid marks on the pavement or damage to a guard rail can be lost if the scene investigation is delayed.
The investigator’s job in conducting an accident scene investigation is to gather and document the evidence, thoroughly reconstruct the mechanics of how the accident took place and draw conclusions as the liability. In addition the investigator should canvas for witnesses and be on the lookout for any additional liability factors such as malfunctioning traffic signals, highway construction or highway design errors.
Included in this process will be taking good photographs of the scene from all angles. If there is a police report the investigator should confirm the facts contained in the police report.
Blackwater Investigations can obtain police reports, 911 call records, provide witness canvass at the scene, interview all parties involved and obtain recorded statements.