Why would your attorney need an investigator for a personal injury lawsuit or a product liability case?
Besides helping your attorney compile evidence, documentation and coordinate expert witness research, analysis and testimony, there are two other important roles can take on in product liability lawsuits:
- Locate and identify additional potential claimants
- Research consumer complaints
It is not unusual for a personal injury lawsuit to evolve into a product liability lawsuit as well. And, if you or someone you care about has experienced a loss or have a claim against the manufacturers of a product, chances are you are not alone.
Finding others who have a potential claim is part of a product liability investigation. In fact, product liability investigations may be the only way to uncover others who have a potential claim. The company is not going to share that information with your attorney, so your attorney has to find it another way.
Likewise, whoever made the product is not going to tell you of other product liability lawsuits or consumer complaints that have been brought against them or lodged with regulatory agencies. A thorough, dedicated investigation may be the most effective and efficient way to uncover this information.
The benefit of using an investigation company like is that product development, manufacture and distribution are a global undertaking for most companies and, unlike ; some investigators may be limited in the scope of the services they can provide.
So, if you are involved in a product liability case and your attorney suggests retaining the services of an investigator, you’ll have an idea of why.
-Brenda McGinley, CEO, All in Investigations, All in Investigations