A civil investigation helps uncover and assemble the information needed for a civil trial. Unlike a criminal trial, which requires “proof beyond a reasonable doubt”, a civil trial requires only proof on the “balance of probabilities.” In most cases, this type of court case involves two private entities whether it be a corporation of an individual citizens who are arguing about an issue that relates to their rights, for example, if one person sues another for damages caused in a domestic accident.
CP-SIIG has highly experienced civil investigators who may be utilised to gather the evidence that is essential to such a trial. Our service providers will typically begin with an analysis. Our investigator(s) will usually meet with the person launching the investigation to discuss the needs of the investigation and how the case should proceed. Then, the investigator(s) will approach the case, using a variety of investigative techniques to get answers and evidence as needed. Depending on the investigation, investigators may use surveillance, background checks, medical or forensic investigations, witness examination, and other methods they feel fit to solve the case. All of these support services are available through the vast array of service providers, which CP-SIIG has hand selected to deal with any contingency. The investigator will then meet with the client again to discuss findings. If needed, an investigator can create an official report or even act as an expert witness in a civil trial.