"Documenting The Accident Scene and The Vehicles" - A new infoguys.com article
Infoguys.com is pleased to announce the publication of a new article written
by Danny Horton, CLI, CFC, Certified Legal Investigator. The article,
entitled "Documenting The Accident Scene and The Vehicles - Techniques of
Accident Investigation for Investigators", is an outstanding source of
valuable information and practical instruction in this important area.
Most of the cases handled by attorneys are simple "rear end" or "fail to
yield" type of accident. This type of accident generally does not require
much investigation and can be handled with a recorded or oral type of
statement, photos, and an on scene investigation to determine if there are
any tire marks, obstructions or any other physical features that may prevent
a quick settlement of the claim. The "client/victim" may not tell you that
he/she pulled out in front of the other driver before he/she was rear ended
or the tire marks may tell you that the other driver was not driving nearly
as fast as the client claimed. These types of accidents are not generally
assigned to an investigator that is not on staff. If you are a staff
investigator you must conduct at least that amount of investigation to
prevent having a fraudulent case in you file.
What I will address in this paper is the accident that has involved a lot of
damage and/or injuries that are serious or fatal and that the accident has
some question of liability. This accident will more than likely end up in
Full Article: http://infoguys.com/article.cfm?id=18
Danny Horton is a certified Legal Investigator, Certified Fraud Consultant
and a Mississippi Certified Investigator. The CLI and CFC designations are
much sought after by professional investigators in the field of legal and
fraud investigations. The CLI, CFC, and MCI designations are awarded to
only the best in their fields and are given after much training and on the
job experience and following a very comprehensive examination. Continual
training and on the job experience is necessary and a prerequisite to
maintain the CLI, CFC and MCI designation.
Danny Horton is a retired veteran of the Memphis Police Department in
Memphis, Tennessee. He retired as an inspector and the Commander of Traffic
of one of the largest and most progressive traffic divisions. He has
attended courses in accident investigation and reconstruction at the
National Traffic Management Institute, Northwestern Traffic Institute and
the Institute of Police Technology and Management.
He was Chief Deputy of the Tishomingo County Sheriff's Department before
forming his own business in 1989. He has been the lead investigator in many
of the major cases tried or settled in Mississippi since that time. Mr.
Horton has been a speaker at seminars and has authored articles that have
been published in national magazines.
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