January 2011

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Let our New Year's resolution be this:
We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.

~ Goran Persson



Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed the holiday season and that your 2011 is filled with success and prosperity.

We bring you confidence through information. Our job is to provide you the information you need. Whether it's through our investigative services or through our informative newsletters, we want you to have the latest and current information. In this edition, we have addressed two subjects: Documenting Crash Vehicles and Crash Scenes.

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Documenting Crash Vehicles

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, most drivers will be involved in at least one vehicle collision during their lifetime, and one in three people will be injured or killed. If you have ever been involved in a car accident you know that it can be alarming, disorienting, stressful, and frightening. Most people find it difficult to think clearly in that circumstance, yet clear thinking is imperative to ensure your physical and legal protection. An accident that results in serious injury or death often leads to criminal charges. Whether you or your client are the cause or the victim of an accident, you need clear, comprehensive, immediate documentation of the crash vehicles and details of the crash to support your claims regarding liability, negligence, and personal injury.

The investigators at Complete Legal Investigations are experienced in documenting crash vehicles. We know what information plaintiff attorneys need to extract from the scene, and we have the skills and the technology to recover that information quickly, thoroughly, and digitally.

We document quickly - Speed is important because... Read More


Documenting Crash Scenes

Driving an automobile is a highly risky activity, yet most of us drive habitually, routinely, day after day after day. The more a person drives, the greater their chances of being involved in a vehicle accident and possibly ending up in court to settle liability and/or personal injury claims. Law enforcement personnel are often the first responders to a crash scene. They are trained to secure the scene, assess the need for medical support, and obtain accounts of the crash event, but they are not usually trained in the complexities of crash reconstruction. Since most accidents involving serious injury or death will result in criminal or civil charges it is essential to work with a qualified investigator who has the skill, experience, confidence and technology to quickly and accurately document the crash scene.

If your client faces charges following a car accident, the presentation of the facts is almost as important as the facts themselves. That is to say that it is not enough for a crash report to be thorough and detailed; it must also speak to the jury in a way they will understand and respond to. Measurements and markings can help details the sequence of events, but they don't convey the impact of the events on those involved. The investigators at Complete Legal Investigations offer the high-level expertise you need following the trauma of a vehicle accident. We are familiar with the requirements of crash reconstruction and documentation as well as how to present the documentation in a way that resonates with the jury.

Our professional investigators quickly arrive on site to thoroughly examine the crash scene and accurately capture the physical aspects of the scene. We use state-of-the-art technology to immediately obtain preliminary measurements and develop an initial diagram to use for reference in case the scene changes. We record the position and orientation of involved vehicles as well as roadway features that may bear on the chain of events. Our investigators generate a detailed map and diagram that presents the most likely sequence of events, and we thoroughly document our findings in writing and with photographs and video. We back up all of our documentation digitally to prevent critical information from being lost or compromised. ...Read More


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Complete Legal Investigations, Inc. is comprised of talented and experienced investigators and researchers with over 80 years' combined experience in the legal system. Our staff is bilingual and comprised of former federal and state investigators, Certified Legal Investigators (CLI�), Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE�), and a Certified and Florida Registered Paralegal (CP�). Working as a team, we provide an adjunct staff that works cooperatively with your law firm or business, so that you can offer your client the very best legal representation.  Learn more

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